Fox Talbot

Autumn 1

What makes me special?

Our big question this term is ‘What makes me special?’ We will spend the first few weeks really getting to know your child and how they learn. We will then concentrate on getting the children to look at themselves and finding similarities and differences between themselves and their friends. Finally, we will move on to looking at family roots and who is in their family and why they are important to them.

Our PE days this term will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on these day.  We have still got an awful lot of school clothing that is not named – we cannot take responsibility for unnamed clothing, so it is essential that all school uniform is labelled clearly with your child’s name.

You can support your child’s learning at home by:

  • Asking them about what they have learned about in school that day.
  • Discussing the topics that are being covered together.
  • Reading about the topics at home.
  • Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.
  • Practise counting carefully and in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s (Year 1).
  • Practise blending and reading pseudo (nonsense words) in preparation for the Year 1 phonics test.
  • Practise reading and spelling the Year 1 common exception words.

Useful Links

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/whackAMole/index.html

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySounds/index.html