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Our theme for this term is...

Growing and Changes

 

In Literacy we will be focusing on:

  • Using our phonic knowledge to write and read sentences and simple stories
  • Forming letters correctly;
  • Reading and writing 'tricky' words
  • Showing our understanding of what we have read through answering questions

 

In Mathematics we will be focusing on:

  • Use numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Adding and subtracting numbers
  • Saying one more than/one less than a given number up to 20
  • Recognising, ordering and correctly forming numbers up to 20
  • Doubling, halving and sharing quantities
  • Using shapes, space and measures to solve problems

 

Our focus stories for this term are:

  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Jack and the Meanstalk
  • Oliver's Vegetables
  • Handa's Surprise
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Crunching Munching Caterpillar

 

Our focus artist: Bridget Riley

Riley was born at Norwood, London, the daughter of a businessman. Her childhood was spent in Cornwall and Lincolnshire. She studied at Goldsmiths' College from 1949 to 1952, and at the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1955. She began painting figure subjects in a semi-impressionist manner, then changed to pointillism around 1958, mainly producing landscapes. In 1960 she evolved a style in which she explored the dynamic potentialities of optical phenomena. These so-called 'Op-art' pieces, such as Fall, 1963 (Tate Gallery T00616), produce a disorienting physical effect on the eye.

 

Our theme for this half term is...

Space

In Literacy we will be focusing on:

  • Using our phonic knowledge to write and read simple sentences and short narratives;
  • Positioning letters correctly when writing on lines;
  • Reading and writing lots of 'tricky' words.

 

In Mathematics we will be focusing on:

  • Use numbers to 20 and beyond;
  • Adding and subtracting numbers;
  • Saying one more than/one less than a given number up to 20;
  • Recognising, ordering and correctly forming numbers up to 20;
  • Talking about shape, space and measures.

 

Our focus stories for this term are:

  • Aliens Love Underpants,
  • Whatever Next;
  • How to Catch a Star;
  • The Hackney Martian;
  • Man on the Moon;
  • Beegu.

 

We will also be looking at art work created be Vincent Van Gogh and we will use his methods to create our own Starry Night master pieces.

 

We will also be listening to 'The Planets' composed by Gustav Holst.

Parachute popcorn game...

Our theme for this half term is...

Winter Wonderland and Chinese New Year!

In Literacy we will be focusing on:

  • Using our phonic knowledge to write and read simple sentences;
  • Forming letters correctly; 
  • Reading and writing 'tricky' words.

 

In Mathematics we will be focusing on:

  • Use numbers to 20 and beyond;
  • Adding and subtracting numbers;
  • Saying one more than/one less than a given number up to 20;
  • Recognising, ordering and correctly forming numbers up to 20.

 

Our focus stories for this term are:

  • One Winter’s Day
  • Best Friends or not?
  • Big Bear Little Bear
  • The Great Race
  • Dragons in the City

 Autumn Term 

We have a jam-packed term where we will be focusing upon learning about ourselves, people who help us, communities, celebrations and festivals:

  • Bonfire Night;
  • Diwali;
  • Christmas.

 

Our core texts are:

  • Owl Babies;
  • Room on the Broom;
  • The Gruffalo;
  • The Gruffalo's Child;
  • Stickman;
  • Dear Santa.

 

We will also be exploring Autumn time and the changes that occur in nature.

 

Our focus artist this term is Jackson Pollock. We will use his method to create our own master pieces.

 

In Literacy we will be focusing on:

  • Using our phonic knowledge to write simple words, labels, captions and simple sentences;
  • Forming letters correctly; 
  • Reading and writing 'tricky' words;
  • Showing our understanding of what we have heard through answering questions.

 

In Mathematics we will be focusing on:

  • Using numbers to 10;
  • Finding one more than/one less than a given number up to 10;
  • Recognising, ordering and correctly forming numbers up to 10;
  • Adding and subtracting numbers using objects;
  • Using shapes to create models;
  • Beginning to name 2D and 3D shapes; 
  • Using everyday language to explore time and also sequence familiar events.

 

Our Reindeer Run...

Rangoli patterns

Tasting sour dough bread

Bonfire Night pictures...

Some more of our learning experiences...

Dress up day for McMillan

Come and see us exploring our new classroom and engaging with new experiences ...


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