Next week we will be learning:
Phonics: The children will continue to learn new phonemes, digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words in their phonics lessons. They will be playing games, forming graphemes and writing words or sentences. The children will be given opportunities to apply their phonic knowledge to their independent learning.
Literacy: Next week we will be creating cards for Fathers’ day.
Maths: Next week we will be learning about weight. The children will be immersed in a range of measuring activities using nonstandard units of measure. They will be comparing and sorting out different objects according to their weight.
Science: Next week we will be learning about floating and sinking. Firstly, the children will be conducting an experiment to observe what happens when a gingerbread biscuit gets dipped in water. Next, we will be thinking about different ways of helping The Gingerbread Man cross the river without getting wet. We will be learning about floating and sinking thinking about what materials we could use to build a boat for The Gingerbread Man. Finally, we will be designing, building and evaluating our boats.
In the moment planning: We will be taking our themes from the children’s interests and exploring their learning with them ensuring next steps are met. If your child has a particular interest at home at the moment, please let us know.
How you can help at home:
Reading with your child at least 5 times per week (whole school expectation), talking with your child about tricky words and helping to sound out new words that they can breakdown phonetically. When your child is forming graphemes (letters) please model to them how to form them correctly so we can address any misconceptions. Provide your child with opportunities to mark make/ write for a range of purposes such as birthday cards and shopping lists.
Talk about Fathers’ Day and why we give cards and presents to each other. Have a go at creating your own card at home rather than buying one from a shop. Encourage your child to draw, cut out and stick in different shapes as this will help your child’s fine motor skills. Support them with the message inside by modelling letter formation and punctuation to them. Help your child to compare and order different objects according to weight. Start with two and then gradually increase the number of objects. Encourage them to use the vocabulary associated with measuring weight, such as lighter/heavier, balance, scales. Find a recipe that uses cups as a way of measuring and bake your own gingerbread man biscuits. Submerge them in different liquids such as oil, water, vinegar and milk. Discuss or draw the changes that you have observed together.
If you need any support or advice with how to help your child at home, please don’t hesitate to arrange a convenient time to come in and do this.