Parents of Ducklings
Happy New Year! The Ducklings new topic will be Dinosaurs. Below is some information on aspects of learning that we will be covering between now and the February half term.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Now that the children are settled into their classroom our focus will be how we behave in the school environment and trying to make the children as independent as possible. We will still be practicing getting changed for PE, sharing, turn taking and following class and school rules.
Literacy: Our main focus will be encouraging the children to become readers as quickly as possible. The children will still concentrate on letter sounds but will begin to blend sounds to create words. In writing our focus will still be on pencil control writing familiar words and begin to construct simple sentences.
Maths: The school as a whole teaching using Maths makes sense but our focus will still be to learn to read, write and say our numbers to 100. We shall continue to developing our addition and subtraction skills, whilst exploring different elements of shape and measure.
Understanding of the World
Exploring our own environment we will learn about our own culture and that different creatures have roamed the earth. We will explore what it means to be prehistoric and how scientists discover things.
In PE and in our general every day play, we shall develop our control and co-ordination. The children will learn about how to be safe and be encouraged to develop an awareness of space for themselves and others.
Expressive Arts and Design
We will be exploring a huge range of textures and resources. The children will be positively encouraged to develop their ideas and imagination through role play.
We shall be using lots of music not only through singing but by dancing and exploring instruments.
Homework: Homework will continue to be our home book. We shall send this home each week with a challenge for you to do with your child. This will then be shared with the whole class. The aim of this is to give parents a voice in the children’s learning and for the child to do a fun school thing at home.
In addition to this we will begin to send home the letter sounds that we have practiced that week, the aim of this is to reinforce the learning that we have done in the classroom.
Reading: Please share the books that our sent home with your child because the more they our encouraged to share books the better reader they will become.
Please label all items of clothing clearly!
Despite many reminders we are still seeing many items brought into class with no names!
With 35 children it will be impossible to ensure they keep their processions if they are not labelled. P.E is on a Friday the children must have kit in school all the time, it must be in a clearly labelled bag.
This is a long letter but hopefully it gives you an idea of what we will be doing this term. Our main aim as well as learning is to have lots of fun.
Thanks for your support and you are most welcome to come and ask about anything that we do!