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Welcome back to 2016. Children seem very pleased to be back and eager to learn.
This half term our topic is 'Whatever the Weather' enabling children to find out about what mother nature brings our way.
We will start off learning about rain, focusing on the water cycle and having a look at the Carlisle floods. Children will be introduced to different types of clouds and find out about the different weather they bring. We will investigate snow and ice and develop vocabulary describing Jack Frost.
We will explore the wind and make windmills, socks and kites. And finish off thinking about the sunshine and the effect it has.
We will be reading lots of the fantastic stories that we all know and love. Children will explore the language used and take part in lots of role play. This half term children can play in a weather station and read the news or forecast the weather.
Children will take part in daily maths sessions focusing on basic counting skills and exploring 2D shapes and pattern. And daily Read Write Inc where children will recap the letter sounds learnt to date and have a go at writing cvc words.
We will continue "Dough Disco" where children use playdough to develop fine motor skills. And a "finger gym" to make our fingers strong to become amazing writers.
Children are encouraged to develop their own learning styles and contribute ideas through our weekly 'Talking Tub' on a Friday. This is closely linked to the weekly topic focus so will give you a greater insight to their learning. Please encourage you child to complete their 'Talking Homework'.
Children will read and share a book with an adult twice a week, so please try to read at home with your child and comment in their reading record.
Each day a child is chosen to be the class helper. Children love this role and help by returning the register to the office, being the first in the line to go to assembly and choosing the book for story time.
Fresh fruit is provided daily and children are encouraged to have a snack. Children can also bring in their water bottle from home.
Days to remember:
PE kits are needed every Monday and Friday (they are best left in school for the half term)
Numeracy homework is given on a Wednesday and should be returned by the following Monday to be marked. We are very lucky this term as a specialist P.E teacher from WHS will come and deliver dance sessions each week
We will be sending home 'wow vouchers'. Children achieve and do lots of wonderful things at home that we would love to know about and celebrate in school. Don’t forget to let us know if your child does something brilliant at home.
Our class is supported by teaching assistants Mrs Clapperton and Mrs Brown and we must welcome a new member Mrs Turner.
If you have any concerns or queries, please come and talk to us.