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Autumn 2

Week beginning 13th December


This week we are having lots of Christmas fun. On Monday we are videoing a special surprise and on Friday we have our party. On Friday your child can wear their party clothes and we will provide snacks and drinks.


Week beginning December 6th


This week we are reading Dick Bruna's The Christmas Story. All of our Maths and Literacy activities have a fun Christmas theme and we are consolidating what we have learned so far this term.


On Tuesday we have Forest School so please wrap up warm as we will be outside for long periods.

Week beginning 29th November


Christmas Craft Morning is Wednesday 1st December. Your child can wear a Christmas

t-shirt or jumper and any Christmas accessories.


This week in the lead up to Christmas Craft morning we will be reading Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and completing lots of exciting activities related to the story.



In Maths we will be understanding that when comparing numbers, one quantity can be more than, the same as or fewer than another. We will develop the understanding that all numbers are made up of smaller numbers and will notice how numbers can be composed of 2 parts or more than 2 parts.


Having completed teaching of all Set 1 Speed sounds in our phonics sessions we will be revising these sounds and using them to segment and blend simple words. It is very important that the children practice reading and saying these sounds as often as possible and your support at home is invaluable.


Those children who are ready will begin reading the RWI Red Ditty books and other children will receive additional support with learning their sounds.


Week beginning November 22nd


This week we will be reading a lovely story called Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. Autumn has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows. 



In Maths we will be introducing zero and understanding that when comparing numbers, one quantity can be more than, the same as or fewer than another.


In RWI we will be completing Set 1 Speed Sounds by introducing qu, x, ng and nk.


Week beginning November 15th


This week we will begin a new topic of Why Does a Squirrel Hide it's Nuts? We will be learning about the transistion from Autumn to Winter and will look at hibernation. We will be reading Squirrel's Autumn Search by Anita Loughrey.



In Maths we will be having fun with shapes which have four sides and we will be finding them in our environment.



In RWI we will focus on the Speed Sounds th, z and ch as well as revising all previously taught sounds.



Week beginning Nov 8th


To mark Remembrance Day we have talked about the importance of poppies and we watched two short videos which helped the children to understand.




This week we will continue learning about dinosaurs. We will be focusing our Literacy work around the Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs series by Ian Whybrow.



In phonics we will be introducing v y and w and we will continue consolidating all of the other sounds previously taught.



In Maths we will be learning about one more and one less. Try out this game below.



Week beginning November 1st


Welcome back everyone! This week we will begin our new topic of A Long Time Ago...which is all about dinosaurs.


We will look at a wide range of non-fiction on dinosaurs and we will also enjoy books such as Winnie and Wilbur:The Dinosaur Day by Valerie Thomas and Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.



In phonics we will be revising all previously taught speed sounds and I will be introducing the new sounds sh, r and j.


In Maths we will be exploring circles and triangles in fun and interesting ways.


We have our Halloween dress-up day on Wednesday November 3rd and we will also have some fun activities based around bonfire night later in the week.