Please remember to send your child in with a raincoat and sunhat each day.
This half term our topic is ‘Down on the Farm.’ We will be learning all about what happens on the farm, animals, crops and the jobs that are there. Very excitingly, we have a farm coming to visit on 9th July. Please see the letter sent out for more information.
On 17th June, it is Sports Day. The children are busy practising for this and will take part in some races and a selection of different activities.
We will continue to work on blending sounds for reading and writing, as well as recapping high frequency and tricky words. In Literacy we will be continuing our learning based on the stories ‘The Farmyard Hullabaloo’, ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and ‘The Enormous Turnip’. We will also be reading other stories with the ‘Farmyard’ theme. The children will have opportunities to practise their writing skills in various different ways by writing their own stories, creating labels and using writing within their role play. We will also be creating story maps and retelling the stories.
In Maths we will be consolidating our learning on the key skills of counting, subitising, compositions, sorting and matching, comparing and ordering. We will be providing regular opportunities for the children to practise counting on and back as well recognising small quantities (subitising) using dice, dominos and bingo games. We will continue to understand that all quantities are composed of smaller quantities and look at doubling, sharing and grouping.
We will be using our art skills to create different animals, through painting and collage. We will also talk about animals and think about how environments are different.
Ideas for home
- Play a maths game
- Practise writing numbers to 20.
- Continue to practise your reading skills by reading a range of books, and reading in a range of contexts (e.g. signs, menus). Can you talk about what you have read?
- Practise writing some tricky words and spelling them correctly.
- Count numbers to 20. Choose a number and say one more or one less than it.
- Find out about farms, and think about what job you would like there.
A typical day in Early Years
Start of the day
At 8:45 a.m. we come into the classroom by ourselves, we find our name and peg in. We then hang up our coats and bags in the cloakroom.
Lots of our learning takes place outside. Each of us will spend some time learning in the outdoor classroom.
We all spend some time learning together on the carpet.
After lunch we do handwriting and find out what we will be learning in the afternoon. Again we will spend part of the afternoon outside.
Ready steady go time
When we come into the classroom we choose one of the activities at the tables. When we are in the classroom we use our ‘Indoor Voices’.
At fruit time we make sure we wash our hands before getting our drink and piece of fruit. We sit down when we are eating and sometimes listen to music.
We have our hot school meals we eat in the canteen. Then we have time to play with our friends from the other classes.
We all go to the cloakroom and get our coats and bags ready to go home after a hard day at school.