Our learning for week beginning 29th January….

Next week we will be learning….

Maths: The children will be looking at subtraction 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 Goldilocks and the 3 bears; 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, talking about the characters feelings and looking at things from other points of view as well as reading different versions of the story.

Phonics: In phonics we will be continuing to learn new phonemes and how to form the graphemes using different media. Some of the children will be writing words and sentences including the new phonemes that they have learnt.

Topic: We will be basing our topic work on the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears; the children will be trying different flavours in porridge and completing a taste test (please let us know if your child has any allergies), writing a letter to the 3 bears from Goldilocks, finding objects of different sizes around the classroom and guessing what is inside a present…

How you can help at home:

Maths: Talk with your child about language they might hear when talking about subtraction, ask them simple addition 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 subtraction ensuring that they are using the correct mathematical symbols.

Literacy/topic: Read the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears 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. Discuss how the bears might be feeling in the book and how Goldilocks might be feeling as well.

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.

We ask that you make sure your child’s reading book is in school on the day that they read so we can give them a new book as well as ensure that all children have a book to go home with.

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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