In English this term we are really focussing on using a good pencil grip to hold our pencil and writing using sounds we know. We are learning lots of new phonics sounds and are trying really hard to include them in our writing!
We have handwriting and phonics twice a week in year 1 and 2 to practice good pencil control and correct letter formation. We all practice dough disco twice a week to make our fingers stronger.
In year 2 our focus is listening to sounds in words and writing them independently to form sentences.
In Year 1 our focus is listening for the initial sounds in words and then having a go with cvc words.
In Reception we are so busy learning different sounds. We are practicing what they look like and listening for them at the start of words.
In reading we are working on holding our books carefully and turning the pages one at a time. We talk about the pictures and tell our own stories and also look for familiar sounds so we can read the words.
Our topic this half term is Amazing Animals. We are doing lots of non-fiction writing and learning all about the importance of writing facts which are true and not something we think might be true.
This half term we are focussing on number. We are exploring the importance of counting slowly and carefully to help us with our number sentences.
In year 2 we have started to learn about division.
Year 1 and EYFS are focussing on good number recognition to 10 and counting out the correct number of objects.
In topic this half term we are learning about Amazing Animals.
We are learning about African animals, animals that live in the sea and also birds. We will find out about mammals and reptiles and what makes them special. We will learn about habitats and what different animals eat!
Class PE is currently on a Thursday morning.
Some of Year 2 are doing Hockey on a Monday afternoon and Tennis on a Wednesday afternoon with the sports coach.
We have an indoor Curling competition this half term!