Throughout this year your children will be working closely with:
Miss Robinson – Class Teacher
Mrs McKinnell – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Knowles – Teaching Assistant (Tuesday)
Tell Me a Story
Welcome to St Anne's C of E Primary School
This term our topic is ‘Tell Me a Story’. Throughout the topic we will be reading a range of traditional tales and stories that link to different foods.
In English we will be looking at how to retell a story. We will be using the talk for writing method which uses a story map and actions to help us. When completing all of our pieces of writing, we will be using our phonics skills to sound out words and aiming to use finger spaces and full stops consistently.
In Phonics we are moving on to Phase 3 letters and sounds. The majority of Phase 3 sounds are digraphs and trigraphs, which we will be learning to read and write in our daily phonics sessions. There are also a number of new tricky words for us to learn, which we will hopefully begin to use in our writing.
In Maths we will be exploring 'more or less' and comparing groups of objects to identify which group has fewer/more objects than the other. We will then move on to finding one more and one less than a given number or group of objects. It is essential that the children master these skills, as it will help them when they come to solving simple addition and subtraction problems. We will also be consolidating our understanding of measurement, by learning about weight, height, length and capacity.
In Topic we will be using our 5 senses to explore different foods. We will be extending our vocabulary to think about different adjectives we could use to describe the foods we are looking at. We will also be tasting some foods to decide which foods we like and which foods we dislike.
Please make sure that all clothing is labelled including PE kits and shoes.
Water Bottles and Snacks
We have fresh water and cups available all day. Children can also bring their own
named water filled bottle. We provide free fruit on a daily basis or your child can bring their own piece of fruit for morning snack.
We will be sharing lots of books in school and it is important that this continues at home. To support your child at home we encourage that they read with you daily. If they read for a minimum of 3 times a week and note it in their diaries they will receive a remarkable reader sticker and when they have done this for 5 weeks they will receive a prize.
Every Wednesday morning Class Reception and Key Stage 1 will be opening their doors for our Early Bird Reading session at 8.30. Please feel free to come along and share a book together before the start of school.
In Class we have two dog teddy bears called Meg and Max. Like the children in Class Reception they are learning to read and over the course of the year will be coming to stay with you for three nights. They will bring with them their reading diary, a selection of books and some activities to complete. We hope you have lots of fun when they come to visit.
This term we will be doing football on a Tuesday morning. This will sometimes change so it is advisable for your child to have their indoor and outdoor named kit in school all week.
Activities to support your learning at home: