Monday 21st May 2018
Dear Parents/ Carers
Our topic this term is Minibeasts. We will be learning about the features of different types of minibeasts and will be looking particularly closely at the life cycle of a caterpillar. We will have live caterpillars for children to watch the changes up close and to learn about the stages of the life cycle.
Valuable experiences for your child will be to visit the Butterfly House in the Natural History Museum or to go on a minibeast hunt in the park/ garden. As always, we would love to have any photographs of the children's experiences to support them to share information with the class.
Many thanks for attending our Butterfly Stay and Play on Friday. The children loved sharing the final part of this term's learning journey with their families and we hoped you enjoyed the event too.
This week we will continue to read 'From Caterpillar to Butterfly' by Deborah Heiligman. We will talk about the journey so far of our class caterpillars and what will happen next. Click on the picture below to watch the story.
Click on the picture below to play a caterpillar game to support your child with their ordering and number recognition:
For phonics we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. This term we will focus on alliteration and will support the children to hear the initial sounds in words. We will play games such as 'I Spy' and make up rhymes using words beginning with the same first letter.
Click the picture below for phonics songs to support your child's learning:
Children are also beginning to learn some letter sounds. We focus on the sound that each letter makes and not the letter name. So far, we have learnt sounds s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k,b,f,e. Click on the link below and go to the 'say the sounds' section to further support your child with how to make the correct sound for each letter. Please ask if you would like any more guidance on phonic teaching and learning.
You have received a booklet outlining the learning opportunities your child will have this year. The numbers at the start of the objectives listed below refer to the statements in the booklet.
Our objectives this week are:
- 13 - Questions why things happen and gives explanations e.g. asks ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘when’, ‘how’.
- 32 - Understands that equipment and tools have to be used safely.
- 44 - Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always be met.
- 67 - Ascribes meanings to marks that they see in different places.
- 94 - Shows interest in shapes by sustained construction activity or by talking about shapes in the environment.
- 106 - Shows care for living things and the environment.
- 132 - Uses available resources to create props to support role-play.
Dates for the Diary
Friday 25th May: End of term
If you have any questions, please speak to one of us. We are happy to help.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership.
Mrs Bass, Mrs Balkhu, Miss Dhillon, Miss Horan & Miss Penny