Fox Talbot

Spring Term 3

Our topic for the Spring term 3 is Take One Picture.  We will be joining Katie on an adventure as she steps through some artwork in an art gallery. We will be exploring and learning with her about Claude Monet and different media and techniques as we paint, sculpt and construct our own masterpieces.

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 blending and reading Pseudo words (nonsense words) in preparation for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.
  • Practise counting carefully and in multiples  of 2s, 5s, 10s (Year 1).

Useful Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5JVPLFWBj8

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

Autumn Term 2

What can a boat be made out of?

Our Big question for the autumn term 2 is ‘What can a boat be made out of?’ We are going to be learning a lot about different materials, their properties and floating and sinking. We are also going to be constructing our own boats to see if they can take Mr Gumpy’s friends on a trip without sinking!

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 blending and reading Pseudo words (nonsense words) in preparation for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.
  • Practise counting carefully and in multiples  of 2s, 5s, 10s (Year 1).

Useful Links

Autumn Term 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