Spring B 2019
Welcome to Robin’s class page!
Here in Robins class we are excited for a new term jam packed full of learning!
In the early years foundation stage we follow the Development Matters curriculum. This focuses on 7 key areas of learning; communication and language, physical development, numeracy, literacy, personal social and emotional development, expressive arts and design and understanding the world. Much of this learning is carried out through play and exploring, alongside guided groups with adults.
We will continue to following the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics scheme and using Jolly phonics to learn our and phase 3, and 4 sounds. We will be learning how to orally blend and segment sounds helping us to read and spell. Phonics sessions are held daily but we keep them fun and interactive. We will be practising reading and forming our letters in lots of different ways. Support in pronouncing the sounds, and phonics activities can be found under the 'About us' tab, 'curriculum' and then 'sounds and reading'. Please ask a member of the Early Years teaching team if you would like any additional support.
Literacy work this term will focus even more on putting all of the phonic knowledge we have into action. Using the sounds to form words and then putting those words into sentences.
We will be kick starting the term with a visit from an evil gingerbread man and a few of our super friends to help us investigate what he is up to. When we have managed to design a trap and capture him we will look at spring and the changing seasons leading us into our Easter celebrations.
In maths we will be working on consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 5, 10 and 20. We will also look at our number formation and matching numbers to amounts. We will be exploring shapes, thinking about their properties asking questions such as how do we know a square is a square? We will also have the opportunity to explore different measurements, focusing on length, capacity and weight. Our knowledge of money, doubling and halving will also be stretched and strengthen.
Children in Robins and Wrens have access to the outdoor area together. This gives the children the opportunity to develop friendships with children in both classes. The children will be included in planning some of the provision for the environment, as well as activities planned by the adults.
Our P.E day is on a Monday, however this could change without notice, therefore we ask that kit bags are brought in on a Monday morning and kept in school for the duration of the week. Your child's P.E kit needs to include shorts/jogging trousers, P.E t-shirt and plimsolls. It is important your child has the correct footwear for PE as we will go on the field when the weather is nice. Please remember to tie long hair back, and remove all jewellery, including earnings.
Please note- children should not be wearing any jewellery other than a watch and/or stud earrings, both of which will need to be removed for P.E. lessons, we are not permitted to remove a child’s earrings . Long hair also needs to be tied back.
In addition to their P.E kit, your child will also need the following each day:
A water bottle (no juice)
A healthy snack (fruit and vegetables only)
A bookbag - please do not carry fruit and water bottles in this as it damages the books if it leaks.
Packed lunch unless they are having school dinner
A ruck sack for your child's fruit and water bottle.
All of you child's personal belongings need to be clearly named.
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