Welcome to Year F's Information Page
On this page you will find:
In Class 3 you will find Mrs Denise Grant and Miss Mia Tiltman, Class 3's full time LSA.
In Class 4 you will find Miss Alison Doidge and Mrs Jo Poupart, Class 4's full time HLTA.
Both Year F classrooms are supported by an SNA, Mrs Nicola Rawlings.
This half term we are learning about Bears. Below are several of the highlights that we will be doing in our curriculum.
We will be focusing on fictional books, thinking about the beginning, middle and end of a story and having a go at writing our own adventure stories. Starting with, “The Tiger who came to tea.” We are using picture prompts and story cubes to encourage the children's ideas of a character, setting and a problem to be solved.
Through guided reading sessions the children will be beginning to use their sounds to read simple words then simple sentences. We have now learnt Phase 3 sounds from 'Letters and Sounds' and the children are now applying the Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds their writing.
We have also learnt all of Phase 2 and 3 tricky words, the children have been learning tricky word songs which can be found on YouTube. Search for “Tricky Words and Sight Words Song” and “Tricky Words Song Phase 3.”
We will be looking at simple subtraction and taking away 2 single digit numbers. For example 7-2=5. We will be exploring a varying vocabulary to deepen the children's understanding.
This half term we are focusing on number bonds to 10. The children have been learning the song “Rainbow facts to 10” which can be found on YouTube. We are encouraging the children to accurately count physical objects to a total of 20 and order teen numbers to 20.
Every day we will be doing funky finger where your child will be working on the handwriting patterns at the appropriate level for them. If your child is working on a sturdy pencil grip they will be producing patterns on a larger scale to continue developing their core strength and gross motor strength. If your child has already developed a robust pencil grip they will now be working on a smaller scale to develop their fine motor skills.
Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design
We are learning about Bears and the children have been learning about different textures in Art sessions. They have been around the school creating textured rubbings and will be drawing their own bears. We will soon be having a Teddy Bears picnic and also learning about the celebration of Easter.