Spring Term One
Phase 3 sounds: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oo, ar, or, ow, ur, er, oi
HF Words: will, that, this, then, them, with, see, for, now, down, look, too
Blending and Segmenting Words
Write sentences using connectives
On a Friday, the children’s Literacy lesson will take the format of a Big Phonics and Big Write session. This is where the children recap their phonics learning in a quick paced, interactive activity and then complete a piece of independent writing.
Every day the children take part in a 30 minute Maths lesson where they will be developing the following skills:
Strand 1 Counting and understanding number
Recognise numerals 0 to 9.
Use ordinal numbers in different contexts.
Strand 2 Knowing and using number facts
Select two groups of objects to make a given total of objects.
Strand 3 Calculating
Begin to relate to addition to combining two groups of objects and subtraction to “taking away”.
Strand 4 Understanding Shape
Use everyday words to describe position.
Strand 5 Measuring (Money)
Understanding the value of coins and comparing ways of making the same value.
Strand 5 Measuring (Time)
Use everyday language related to time: order and sequence familiar events and measure short periods of time.
On a Thursday, the children’s Maths lesson will take the format of a Big Maths session. This is a brisk pace activity that aims to recap their mathematical learning so far and improve their mental arithmetic skills.
On Thursdays the children will be learning about rhythm and pitch specifically looking at high and low pitch. Every lesson they will also listen to a piece of music and begin to learn the skills of appraising. They will have to think about what style of music it is, what instruments they can hear and how it makes them feel and why.
In Badgers we will be doing PE every Thrusdays. Please ensure your child comes to school with all jewellery removed and their hair tied back if it is longer than shoulder length. This half term
the children will be taking part in Dance lessons where they will explore how to express themselves and move their bodies to a piece of music.
Every half term the children look closely at some values. In this half term the children will be learning about the value of aspiration. These value will be discussed in their PSE lessons and will also be rewarded with house points when being displayed by the children.
Theme lessons are taught in the afternoons. The children's Literacy and Maths learning continues but mostly the children will complete learning from four main areas:
Communication and Language
Understanding the world - (Geography, History, Science and Technology)
Expressive Arts and Design
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This half term the theme will be Space. During theme learning sessions the children will explore activities around the solar system and the planets that form it, the will also be learning about stars and constellation and about space travel.
The children will be taking part in a half an hour Spanish learning lesson every Tuesday. Over the course of this half term the children will be continuing to learn about colours and numbers.
blanco, gris, azul, verde, amarillo, rojo, violeta, rosa, naranja, negro, marron.
Every week the children will be taking part in a half an hour RE lesson. This half term the children will be learning about Growth and Change. They will learn to understand aspects of the natural world, Spring time and new life.
Every Tuesday afternoon the children take part in activities that will improve their scientific inquiry and investigation skills. The children will carry out activities such as outdoor exploration, science where we would learn about the human body and other animals, programming and controlling technology equipment and using different tools to create textures within pictures.