This term we are looking at the number lands of 1 to 5. We are exploring the principles of counting by counting one object at a time, counting in order and labeling the last number to the group e.g. 1.. 2..3 there are 3 pencils. The children also practise representing number through drawings e.g. drawing numicon, a pattern of the number on a dice or a number of items. We have also been comparing numbers by looking at number lines and discussing one more and one less/fewer. We have also been looking at numbers that can be grouped in 2's and introduced odd and even numbers.
This term we are looking at the book, 'What's in the Witch's Kitchen'. We are working on continuing a rhyming string and writing rhyming couplets. The children are practicing writing CVC words and CCVC words such as bug and slug. We are also making our own potions and writing ingredients for these in the provision.
Please support your child by sharing a book everyday. Make this a positive experience by sharing the initial read with them. Reading is not meant to be a test! Remember that phonics is only one strategy that is used when decoding a text. Illustrations, context, memory and personal experience also contribute. Also check understanding by asking questions about what has been read. Please encourage your child to respond each time in their Reading Record by drawing a picture, remembering how to write a look and learn word, writing a speech bubble or expressing an opinion. Please see a member of staff for help and support with reading at home.
How Parents Can Help
- Try and read every day with your child, making it a fun and shared experience.
- Talk about the front cover, the title, text and illustrations.
- Point out letters and words, capital letters and full stops.
- Practise pointing to each word as it is said and begin to blend the sounds in simple words.
- Ask questions about books to check understanding.
- Talk about the numbers to ten and every way that they can be seen, made and drawn e.g. dots on dice, hands, tools used for measuring, etc.
- Practise counting groups of objects, pointing to each item and saying number names in order.
- Please speak to us if you have any queries or could offer to help in any way.
- We encourage the children to use the Outdoor Area as much as possible so they need to bring waterproof and warm clothing and hats, if sunny, to school.
- We ask that all articles of clothing, including shoes, are clearly named.
- Please let us know if you are celebrating a special event at home so we can share this experience in school.
- Pumps will not be needed until the Summer term.
Reading Meeting PowerPoint
Friday 29th November - Reading for Pleasure
Friday 29th November - Christmas Fair (after school)
Monday 16th December - Christmas sing-a-long (FNA 9:30 and FNB 2:15)