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Year F

Welcome to Year F's Information Page

 

On this page you will find:

  • Information about our classes
  • A topic map for this term
  • Information about our current learning in school
  • Ways in which you can support your child at home

Class Information

 

In the foundation stage, you will find Mrs Grant and Mrs Poupart. We will be using class 4 to start and end our day but will use both classrooms throughout the day.

Please visit the 'Home Learning' section under the 'Children' tab for more links to phonic and maths games.

Current Information

 

Welcome to The Early Years at Sun Hill Infants!
 
Spring

 

We continue to work on all of the prime areas of learning as they develop their self confidence and awareness and their social skills. We are also working on their physical skills, in both their gross and fine motor development. Their mathematical and literacy skills are developing daily and the children are encouraged to practise what they have learnt in their discovery time as they play and explore.

 

English

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 stories, starting with, “The Tiger who came to tea.” We are using picture prompts and story maps to encourage the children's ideas of a characters and settings.

Phonics

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.”

 

Maths

We will be looking at simple addition and subtraction of 2 single digit numbers. For example 7-2=5. We will be exploring a varying vocabulary to deepen the children's understanding.

 

Mental Maths

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.

 

Funky Fingers

Every day we will be doing funky fingers, 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 different textures and the children will  be exploring these further in Art sessions. They will be looking around the school creating textured rubbings and will be drawing their own bears.

 

Understanding the World – The World

We will be learning about internet safety. “Smartie the Penguin” is visiting the children to teach us all some simple rules about staying safe online. We will be writing letters to our class mascots about this and writing rules.

 

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