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This term the overarching topic is Plants and Growth. 

The children will be listening to stories and non-fiction books around this theme. 

The children will also be doing a lot of planting of both fruit and flowering plants and will be watching their growth over time and recording observations of this as they see changes. 

The children really enjoy looking after their outdoor area and will also be visiting the nature garden for a range of outdoor activities. 

The curriculum overview attached will show you in more detail what we will be covering this half term. 

PE days

This term PE is going to continue on a Wednesday. Please ensure that children come to school in the correct PE kit either wearing trainers with pumps that they can change in to or just the black PE pumps if it is dry. Trainers are more substantial if the weather is wet for when we go out to play. 

 

Home reading books

Two reading books will be given out each Friday for your child to practise their reading skills at home. Please ensure that these books are sent back into school each week so that your child has regular access and practise in this area. Reading books at home will embed what they are learning in school and in time make your child a more confident reader.

 

Reading challenge 

Please check the date when a reading challenge wallet comes home so that the book can be shared with your child at home and returned with a completed book review ready for the next reading challenge. The children love receiving a high quality text to share with you at home and they might even be able to read a page of two or pick out some key words or phonic sounds that they have been learning in school.  

 

Key words

The children will bring home a key word sheet to keep at home to learn with you. We will check key word recognition with the children in school letting you know which words may need practising. Regular practise in the form of a flashcard will massively help your child retain the words as some of the key words can't be sounded out and your child needs to rely on identifying the word by sight. 

 

Homework 

Homework will generally be set on a Friday and will need to be completed by the following Thursday. Homework is generally linked to something that we are working on in class and will be set on seesaw. 

Here is a list of some great websites to find fun games, lessons, clips and resources to help you at home...

 

Cbeebies - Numberblocks and Alphablocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

 

TopMarks Interactive games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk

 

Phonics Play

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

 

Phonics Bloom

https://www.phonicsbloom.com

 

Oxford Owl Reading Books

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading/

 

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Summer 1 Curriculum overview

Summer 2 Curriculum overview

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