Teachers: Mrs Smith and Mrs Anderton
Communication, Language and Literacy
We will use non fiction books during our ‘Teddy Bears’ topic as the children look at teddies from the past and present. During the term we will also enjoy ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and ‘Where’s my Teddy?’ The class will create their own class poems as we read, ‘Who Lives Here?’ We will then continue to look at non fiction books related to homes from around the world and the children will use the contents and index pages to find out specific facts.
The ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme continues to be successful as we complete phase three this term. The children will be encouraged to use their developing knowledge of letter sounds within their reading and writing.
Role Play Areas
With the help of the children we will be developing a bear cave role play area this term. We will also have an estate agents and teddy bears’ picnic.
Throughout this term we will be finding out how to interpret data, creating tick sheets and then using the computer to create simple bar graphs. We will explore the vocabulary and investigate the concepts of weight and capacity.
The children will also be introduced to telling the time, focusing on o’clock and half past. We are also encouraging the children to begin recording some of their practical findings.
Furthermore, we will look at halving and doubling.
This term our main topics are ‘Homes from around the World’ and ‘Teddy Bears.’ We will be encouraging the children to ask their own questions and look closely at similarities and differences.
During our ‘Homes from around the World’ topic the children will be encouraged to design and construct, find out about the lives of others and make some comparisons to their own.
The children will use a variety of resources including the internet, non fiction books and observations to investigate old/new teddy bears and real bears. The topic will end with a teddy bears picnic with the children designing and making food and drink and hopefully bringing their favourite bear along too!
ICT will continue to run alongside both topics, including the use of painting software, introduction to keyboard skills and the use of recording equipment.
Daily reading and word list practise.
- To use letter sound knowledge to read and write words with increasing independence.
- To use our mathematical knowledge to solve simple problems.
Personal and Social
- To play ‘good games’ in the playground.
Reminders: Dates for your diary
Tuesday 7th May – Parent reading session – 8.40am
Wednesday 15th May – Teddy Bear’s Picnic
We are looking forward to another busy term!