Welcome to our year group page.
On here you will find information about what your child will be learning over the next term and couple of weeks.
We hope that you enjoy looking through some of the photographs of what your child has been learning through their play.
Early Years Leader
Early Years Practitioner
Early Years Pracitioner
Class Teacher Assistant SENDCO
Early Years Practitioner
Term 2: Africa
Prime Areas of Learning
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Our PSED focus for this term we will be starting the Jigsaw curriculum. This terms topic is Celebrating Difference.
Communication and Language
This term we will be looking at story telling through our Power of Reading text The Leopards Drum. We will be retelling the stories main events with pictures, story maps and acting.
In preparation for Term 2 please ensure you send your child in with a plain t-shirt, black or navy shorts/trouser and a pair of dark daps or trainers. All items must be named and placed in a named bag which can remain in your child's classroom. PLEASE ENSURE ALL THESE ARE NAMED!!
We have begun learning our phonic sounds. We will learn a new sound everyday which will include an action and a rhyme for how to form the letter.
If you are interested in practising phonics at home with your child, I spy is a great game that you could play with your child at any time to practise learning the initial sounds. Another way you can practise at home is through a great website with fun games that we use in school is phonics play. We are currently on phase 2. Click the image below to go to phonics play:
The sounds we have learnt so far are:
s (ss) - Slither down the snake
a - Round the apple, down the leaf
t - Down the tower, across the tower
p - Down the plait and over the pirate's face
i - Down the body, dot for the head
n - Down Nobby, over his net
m - Masie, mountain, mountain
d - Round his bottom, up his tall neck, down to his feet
g - Round her face, down her hair and give her a curl
o - All around the orange
Throughout the rest of the term we will be learning:
c - Curl around the caterpillar
k - Down the kangaroo's body, tail and leg
e - lift of the top and scoop out the egg
u - Down and under, up to the top and draw the puddle
r - Down his back then curl over his arm
h - Down the head to the hooves, and over his back
b - Down the laces to the heel, round the toes
f (ff) - Down the stem and draw the leaves
l (ll) - Down the long leg
j - Down the body, curl and dot
v - Down a wing, up a wing
w - Down up down up
x - Down the arm and leg, repeat the other side
y - Down a horn, up a horn and under his head
z (zz) - zig zag zig
q (qu) - Round her head, up past her earrings and down her hair
The Power of Reading focus book for the term is The Leopard's Drum. We will be exploring the book through our theme Africa with a focus on the animals and life within.
We have been learning about our numbers 1-5 and all the different variations it can be made into. This term we will continue focusing on 1-5 by sorting numbers and objects into groups that are identical and non-identical, making rules and understanding reasons why they belong in that group. We are also exploring the concepts of one more and one less through practical objects and number stories.
Just to remind you Tapestry our online learning journals are now live. Please log in and see all the wonderful learning your children have been doing. We can't wait to see all your comments and observations you have uploaded of the learning your children have been doing out of school. Click the logo below to visit tapestry:
It is very important that each of them have a book bag that comes into school every day.
You will have already received a name writing pack in your child book bag. From this term you will now also be receiving a book, reading record and tricky word book.
Reading at home with your child makes a huge difference to the progress they make in learning to read – we really cannot overstate the impact it has. We encourage everyone to read with their child every day. If you can build time for your child to read to you into your daily routine this is the best way to keep it manageable. Just 5-15 minutes a day is great – don’t feel you need to finish the book in one sitting – you could read it over several days.
If you have any questions about anything, please come and chat to any of the Early Years team.