Welcome back!

This term we are learning all about under the sea! Our first literacy book focus has been ‘The Rainbow Fish’. We have made story predictions, thought about the feelings of characters and friendships,  and we have thought carefully about the types of questions we could ask characters from the story. The Rainbow Fishes shiny scales are his prized possession, our writing focus this week was to think about our own prized possession and why it is so special to us.

In Phonics we have focused each day on sentence writing, for example where to write on lines, using full stops and capital letters and using our phonic knowledge to segment and blend words. The children have been excited to start brand new writing books!

In Maths we have recapped key counting skills such as moving objects to count, touching objects 1-1 and understanding that the cardinal value of a number refers to the quantity. We then discussed how to count objects that cannot be moved. The children came up with some fantastic ideas such as circling them, cutting objects out, putting a line through and covering objects as we count. We have also started using new squared maths books and practised forming numbers within the squares.

Our Feel it emotion this week was ‘safe’ , we have discussed what this emotion feels like, when we might experience it.

We also walk to the playing field on Friday. We investigated and explored the area. We played some games and found lots of different minibeasts, rabbit holes and plants!

Key Points

  • The children really enjoy sharing books from home, if you have any that we could share and borrow about ‘under the sea’ that would be amazing!
  • Please make sure your child has wellies in school for the mud kitchen, sand pit and Friday field visits.
  • PE will continue to be on a Thursday for both classes. Please make sure your child has the right PE kit, hair tied back and earrings removed.
  • As we are learning about under the sea we would love to make a new role play area. If anyone has any under the sea items we could have/borrow they would be greatly appreciate such as shells, under the sea creatures, snorkels, fishing nets, buckets and spades etc.