Our learning for week beginning Monday 22nd January 2018…

Next week we will be learning:

Maths: The children will be looking at addition 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 The Gruffalo’s Child, 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, hot seating the characters and making maps to show the journey that the Gruffalo’s child went on.

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. Some of the children will be learning some new tricky words as well.

Topic: We will be looking at The Gruffalo’s Child in our topic work too, the children will be talking about ‘stranger danger’, designing and labelling their own map to show the journey of the Gruffalo’s child, making puppets of the different characters and performing their own puppet shows to each other.

How you can help at home:

Maths: Talk with your child about language they might hear when talking about addition, ask them simple addition sums to do and encourage them to think about how they could find out the answer (using their fingers, counting on in their head or counting concrete resources), ask your child to write a sum for addition ensuring that they are using the correct mathematical symbols.

Literacy/topic: Read the story of The Gruffalo’s Child together; discuss key events that happen in the story, ask about characters or opinions of the book and make predictions about what might happen next. Look at maps together – why do we use them? Can you see where we are going next? Talk about puppets and puppet shows- can they design and make a puppet of their own made up character?

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 recently- 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.


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