Rowan Class Teacher
Rowan Class TA
Silver Birch Class Teacher
Silver Birch Class TA
Forest Schools Teacher
PE and Games Coach
This term we are...
This half term the learning phase is Alive in 5!
Number: using numbers to 5 in a variety of contexts including beginning to use the language more or less. Also developing an understanding of number bonds.
Shape, space and measure: exploring mass using the vocabulary – heavy, light, balance.
Exploring capacity using the vocabulary – full, empty, half full, half empty, nearly full, nearly empty
In our Hooked on Books sessions, we will develop our understanding of the books we read by looking through focuses ‘lenses’. These will help us to understand characters and settings and develop our spoken and written vocabulary.
Our Read, Write, Inc lessons develop the skills to recognise and write letters.
The children segment and blend these letters to read and use their knowledge to segment to spell.
We write words, captions and sentences to develop writing skills.
We read words together daily and develop skills to read RWI books.
We will listen and discuss stories and will respond to questions about a text.
Fine motor development through a variety of small finger movement activities.
Continuing to hold and control pens and pencils effectively when writing and in our art work
This half term we will be continuing to use the RWI phonics scheme to help us read and write words and sentences. We will also be given daily activities/challenges to develop our writing in fun and engaging ways.
Understanding the World - We will be having both a Geography (The World) and People and communities focus:
Learning what a community is
We will look at our homes and other buildings found in our community
Talking about people who help us in our community
Beginning to compare our community with a community in another country
Thinking about how we may be feeling during lockdown at home
Recognising how our emotions make us feel
Finding ways to manage our emotions effectively and positively
We will be using our speaking, responding and listening skills in all areas of learning.
Understanding the importance of exercise
In Music sessions with Pete, we will continue to learn a variety of songs and enjoy experimenting with ways of changing them.
The focus will be joining and attaching materials for a desired outcome such as:
Making worry boxes or worry jars
Creating homes and buildings by attaching junk modelling materials
Sports factory session once per week- children develop individual skills and work as a team in fun sporting challenges.
Daily exercise and dance to develop gross motor development.
Mantle of the Expert
Creating buildings and structures using bricks and constructions materials.
We will think about appropriate equipment needed for a task and use tools
Keeping safe online