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.
Ways in which you can support your child at home
Under the Sea!
This half term we are learning about fish, under the water and pirates. Below are several of the highlights that we will be doing in our curriculum.
We will be looking at non-fiction/information books about fish and under the sea and writing simple labels and captions. Later in the term we will also read fictional books, thinking about the beginning, middle and end of a story and having a go at writing our own adventure stories. We will use 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 are beginning to learn Phase 3 sounds from 'Letters and Sounds' and applying the Phase 2 sounds we have learnt in our writing.
In phase 3, the phonemes are made up of 2 letters to create 1 sound.
Week 1: j w v x
Week 2: y z zz qu
Week 3: ch sh th ng
Week 4: ai ee igh oa
Week 5: oo ar or ur
We will be looking at simple addition and adding 2 single digit numbers together. We will be exploring a varying vocabulary to deepen the children's understanding. All of our adding is done practically with objects and through the use of number stories.
This half term we are focusing on teen numbers and what each number really means. For example, 11 is made up of 10 and a 1 rather than a 1 and a 1. 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
We are visiting the aquarium to learn more about sea creatures and their environment. We will also be having Smelly Fish Day where you have the opportunity to come in and work alongside your child for the session in a multisensory approach with a visit from the local fishmonger.
We are also learning about pirates, pirate ships and adventures! We will be dressing up as pirates and using props to explore the language used by pirates, for example they didn't have swords, they had cutlasses.