Spring Term 4 – Blyton Class
We hope that you have had a restful half term and enjoyed the sunshine when it has been out. Can you believe we are starting Term 4 and that we are half way through the year at school!!
This term our topic is ‘From Ant to Elephant’ and as you can tell from the title we will be learning in Literacy about animals and their environments & Habitats. We will continue to use our phonics to read and write by blending and segmenting words- This will include learning new phonics which are vowel digraphs (2 letters, 1 sound with a vowel in them) and trigraphs such as air, ure and ear. Year 1’s we will be learning about adverbs, nouns, pronouns and plurals.
In Numeracy we will be starting the term by learning about capacity and weight and comparing sizes of objects and containers- this will be done in a very practical way when following recipes and making food as well as using the water tray and sand pit. We will continue to work using the number system with addition and subtraction and will be also trying hard to write our numbers the right way around (This is something that you could practise at home). Year 1’s we will be spending the 1st 2 weeks of term looking at height and length then moving onto weight and volume.
We have lots of exciting events this term such as Mother’s Day, Easter and World Book Day to name a few, which we will be learning about through our Knowledge and Understanding and Art sessions. We will also continue to learn about our REFLECT school values and use circle time to discuss and reinforce our class rules again this term.
This term we will also be having Parent Consultations, where you will be able to look at your child’s work and we can talk about their next steps and the progress they have made- these appointments will be bookable through the office (details and dates will be on the school newsletter).
We look forward to another successful term and hope that you continue to enjoy the regular updates and photos on Dojo to keep you informed and up to date with our learning.
The Early Years Team