The Gingerbread Man
This term we are looking at the numberlands of 6 to 10. 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 begun route counting to 20. We have been looking at explaining our understanding through adult questioning e.g. how do you know that shows 8? Embedded within this is shape space and measure within numberlands through money and shapes.
This term we are looking at the book, 'The Gingerbread Man'. We are working on retelling the story and identifying the setting of the story. We relived the route the gingerbread man took on our walk too! Out of the house, down the lane, past the fields and to the river! This has led onto sentence writing about where we may find an animal from the story e.g. The cat is on the lane. We are consolidating what a word is and what we need for a sentence to make sense.
Please support your child by sharing a book everyday. 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.
- 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
12th February - School Disco
4th March - Library Visit (FNB in AM and FNA in PM)
1st April - Easter Sing-a-long (9:15am FNA and 2:40pm FNB)