As we begin an exciting new term, our learning in EYFS will be based around ‘Sustainability’. During the first half term, we will be reading the core text ‘Where’s the Elephant?’ by Barrous. We will be exploring the environment and examining how human activity has impacted it. During the second half term, we will continue our theme of ‘Sustainability’ through the core text ‘Why do we need bees?’ by Katie Daynes. We will learn about different animals and habitats by making our own fact files. We are looking forward to hosting animal handlers and beekeepers in the Spring Term.
In Literacy, we will be learning to read and write simple words using our phonics knowledge developed in Autumn. We will also be learning how to use these to write sentences and create a narrative. In Spring Two we will be applying our knowledge to create our own animal fact files.
In Mathematics, we will be using Numicon to strengthen our understanding of numbers to 20. We will be recognising one more and one less by practicing counting forwards and backwards. We will be exploring similarities and differences and using every day language to compare capacity, length and weight.
Parents can support their child's learning through reading with them every day and discussing the stories that they have read, and by taking children to the local library to read about our topics. Practicing counting and number skills when out and about will support children’s development and understanding in Maths. In line with the termly theme based on ‘Sustainaibility’, reading your child a story focusing on animals and talking about their local environment through a trip to the park will help them to develop their ideas. If you would like to discuss more about how you can help your child at home please see your child's class teacher.
We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school and are actively seeking parent volunteers for our class trips and classroom support. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you are able to help.