This half term in phonics, we are focusing on phase 3 sounds. Click here for a word mat that will support your child's phonic skills.
Throughout the year, we follow the National Curriculum 2014 for maths using a scheme called Abacus. In the autumn term, this incorporates number and place value, addition and subtraction, both mental and written and properties of 2D and 3D shapes. The children also learn about position and direction, measurement and begin to recognise coins and use money in written calculations.
Our topics are MARVELous Me! and Winter Wonderland. Within these the children write character descriptions, narratives and reports in addition to fact files and poetry. We read some entertaining books to encourage a love of reading and as a stimulus to engaging writing including 'Incredible Me', 'Aisha the Superhero Princess' and 'The Zoo Vet'. To support the children’s learning about superheroes, they learn about humans and other animals in science and looking at special people who help us in our community – real life superheroes! The children also learn about the architecture of skyscrapers in art as they create their own superhero skyline and develop their colour mixing skills. In addition to this, they will produce art work linked to RE, PSHE and science. In design technology, the children learn about sliders and levers whilst making their own seasonal greetings cards.
Other areas of learning over the term include an introduction to algorithms and programming in computing; investigating seasonal changes for the time of year in science and wonderful weather in geography. In RE we learn about special people in a range of faiths and festivals falling within the term. In PE, the children will develop their athletics skills before developing team strategies in games and multi-skills.