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Term 3 & 4

Term 4 

Welcome to term 4 . This term we will be exploring the story 'Ruby's Worry' and a non-fiction text about making chocolate mug cakes in our literacy sessions.  In Phonics we will continue to focus on learning vowel digraphs and applying these to our reading and writing.  In maths we will be comparing numbers, exploring composition and calculating within 7 & 8, problem solving, pattern  spotting and learning and remembering number bonds to 5 & 10.


For expressive art and design we will be learning about and creating sculptures, creating models, medals and boats. 

We will be looking at the change of seasons, growth of new plants and animals as Spring arrives and hopefully enjoying more time outside.


In PE this term we will be learning cricket skills with cricket coaches and some dance in our other PE session.  Children should come in their PE kits on a Tuesday and Thursday this term.


Please continue to read with your child regularly at home. Books should be read 3 times, once to decode, the second time to build fluency and a third time for fluency and comprehension.  Book change is on Tuesday and Friday.  On a Friday we also send home our class reader to share with you at home.


A reminder that children should bring water in their drink bottles and to please not bring toys from home into school other than for show and tell, as it can cause problems, particularly if they get misplaced.


If you have any questions or queries please come and talk to one of the Class R team.


Mrs McEwan and Miss Hayes


Term 3

Welcome back to the new term!  In English this term we will be exploring the story ‘Sam and Dave Dig a Hole' and a non fiction text about Penguins and Antarctica.  In Phonics we will be focused on learning vowel digraphs and applying these to our reading and writing.  In maths we will be learning about the composition of numbers to 6, including using number bonds to add and subtract and to find hidden numbers.


We will be learning about maps this term, looking at ariel photos, google maps, atlases, globes, treasure maps and we will be combining this with computing to learn how to use Bee-Bots.  We will learn how to give them simple instructions to get from one location to another. We will also draw and build our own maps using different materials.   


In expressive art and design we will be looking at the work of Eric Carle, exploring how to create our own paper for collage, mixing colours and creating patterns and textures.


At home, you can help by hearing your child read as often as possible and taking time to discuss the stories and pictures. Children that share books at home make significantly more progress than those who don’t.  Please read a book three times with your child, this will help to build fluency as they should begin to recognise words without the need to segment and blend them.  They will continue to also bring home our class shared reader on a Friday, the children should be quite familiar with this book and again this should mean they can read some of the book without segmenting and blending.  Questioning the understanding is also important, particularly questions that ask how the children know something. This encourages them to identify particular words within the book.


We look forward to another busy and exciting term.


The Class R Team.