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A Guide to Class Dojo

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This term we will be learning about lifecycles and thinking about how animals grow and change. 

 

In the first week, we will be learning all about eggs. We will be making observations and comparing different eggs as well as making predictions about which animals might be inside different eggs. We will also be matching baby animals to their parents.

 

Throughout the half term, we will be learning about the lifecycle of a duck, butterfly, frog, tortoise and fish. In order for the children to gain a greater concept of animal lifecycles, what better way than witnessing the changes first hand. We are lucky enough to be receiving a few surprise visitors over the half term.

 

During the half term, we will being exploring a range of books, both fiction and non fiction, to help us learn about the lifecycles of different animals, including ’The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle and ’Tad’ by Benji Davies.

 

On Friday 23rd April 2021, we will be learning all about St George’s Day.

 

 

Literacy Focus:

We will be continuing to focus on writing simple sentences, focusing on using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will also be writing captions for pictures about life-cycles. For our reading focus, we will be learning the last two graphemes in Phase 3 phonics and we will then be recapping the Phase 3 sounds and tricky words.

 

Mathematics Focus:

In maths, we will be learning to count to 20, finding different ways to represent numbers to 20 and putting numerals to 20 in order. We will be adding and subtracting using objects and quantities and also by count on and back. Throughout, we will be using mathematical language associated with addition and subtraction. We will also be talking about the names and properties of shapes and how shapes can be combine and separated to make new shapes.

 

A few reminders:

· Please make sure all school uniform is labelled.

· Ensure your child has a tracksuit for PE - if it is dry they will be going outside.

· Bring a water bottle to school everyday.

 

How to help at home:

· Hear them read as often as possible.

· Read lots of stories to them to support their story telling language.

· Ask your child questions about stories they have read.

· Talk about animals and how to care for them.

· Go on walks with your child and talk about the world around them.

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