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 All About Me. We are learning about what makes us special and our families. We will also look at our houses.
After that we will use the story of The Little Red Hen to explore harvest.
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 how to use number and represent number in different ways.
Year 1 and EYFS are focussing on good number recognition to 10 and counting out the correct number of objects. We will then start to look at different way of combining number.
In topic this half term we are learning about ourselves and our families.
We are learning and sharing all about ourselves and what makes us special. We will talk about our families and our homes and consider what our homes are made of and how they might differ from our friends.