We’ve had a super first week back after half term and the children have settled back into routine straight away. We have started learning and talking about the seaside and our experiences of it, as this half term we are beginning to think more about the Summer season and holidays! The children have been brilliant at remembering some of our previous learning, telling me that the beach is on the coast around the outside of the United Kingdom, where the land meets the water and they also remembered all 4 countries that make up the UK! 🙂
In literacy we have been concentrating on writing simple sentences about the beach and have been encouraging the children to use their sounds and form their letters correctly. We have also been practicing reading and writing level 2 and 3 ‘tricky’ words. They have some in their bags to practice.
In Maths we have continued our First, Then, Now subtraction stories and have been talking about ‘flat’ 2D shapes, learning their names and describing their properties. All children have been now been set up on, and introduced to, a Maths app to practice their subitising skills (recognising small numbers of objects without counting) and addition facts. There is a letter in their bags explaining what it is and how to access it and their logins are also in the back of their reading records. If you have any queries about this please feel free to contact me via the class email email@example.com
Please remember to read as much as possible with your child, little and often is best and the more they practice the more confident and fluent they will become. Don’t forget to record in their yellow reading record so we can award their raffle tickets and they can win a prize!
Have a lovely weekend!
Miss Jones, Mrs Kenny and Miss Harris