Welcome to Year F's Information Page
On this page you will find:
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.