Next week we will be learning:
Maths: The children will be looking at 1 less next week in their maths lessons. This will include using concrete resources, writing number sentences, working out answers and thinking of resources in the classroom that they can use to support their learning with independence.
Literacy: Next week we will be reading the story of Whatever Next, the children will be listening to the story and discussing it in depth, ordering key events in the story and talking about them, acting out the story with others and using their imagination to fly to the moon and talk about what they might see.
Phonics: In phonics we will be continuing to learn new phonemes and how to form the graphemes using different media such as pens, paint and paintbrushes with water. The children have worked hard this week at trying to form the graphemes using the new handwriting in the school (sheets that went out over the Christmas holidays). Some of the children will be learning some new tricky words next week too.
Topic: We will be looking at Whatever Next in our topic work too, the children will be making jam or honey sandwiches for a picnic on the moon (please let us know if your child has any allergies), writing about what we could see if we were travelling to space, thinking about 3 things we would take to the moon and why and doing some investigation work with moon craters!
How you can help at home:
Maths: Talk with your child about language they might hear when talking about 1 less, ask them simple 1 less sums to do and encourage them to think about how they could find out the answer (using their fingers, counting back in their head or counting concrete resources), ask your child to write a sum for 1 less ensuring that they are using the correct mathematical symbols.
Literacy/topic: Read the story of Whatever Next with your child; discuss key events that happen in the story, ask about characters or opinions of the book and make predictions about what might happen next. Have a picnic (on the moon) at home, talk with your child; what they would like on their picnic- can they write a shopping list for it? Build a rocket together to travel to space in; what resources will they use- can they draw and label a plan?
Phonics: Continue to provide opportunities to use their phonetic knowledge to read words and write them in real life contexts. Please read with your child at home at least 5 times a week – it’s been lovely to see the progress some of them have made with their reading over the Christmas holidays- this wouldn’t be possible without your support.
If you would like any help with how to help support your child at home please don’t hesitate to ask and we can arrange a convenient time to talk through what they are currently working on.