Phase 3 sounds: er, ow, oi, er, or, oo(long), oo(short), ar, ear, ure, air
HF and Tricky Words: to, the, no, go, I, into, a, an, as, at, if, it, in, is, of, off, on, can, dad, had, back, and, get, big, him, his, not, got, mum, up, but
Blending and Segmenting Words: Identifying digraphs and trigraphs within words
Write sentences with varying openings and using connectives and adjectives
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
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 4 Understanding Shape
Use everyday words to describe position, Talk about, recognise and recreate simple patterns.
Strand 3 Calculating
In practical activities and discussion begin to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting.
Strand 5 Measuring
Use language such as ‘greater’, ‘smaller’, ‘heavier’ or ‘lighter’ to compare quantities.
On a Friday, 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.
Every week the children will continue their learning surrounding pitch, rhythm and pulse. They will also develop their performing skills and knowledge of musical instruments.
In Hedgehogs we will be doing PE every Monday. 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 engaging in ‘Games’ with equipment such as bean bags, quoits, hoops and balls.
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 Animals Around the World. During theme learning sessions the children will explore activities around different continents, the animals that life there, climate and habitats and endangered and extinct animals.
The children will be taking part in a half an hour Spanish learning lesson every week. Over the course of this half term the children will be learning about animals.
The children will learn how to say animal names as well as saying ‘My favourite animal is …’
Every week the children will be taking part in a half an hour RE lesson. This half term the children will be learning about Special Places and People. They will have opportunities to discuss places that are special to them as well as learning about special places and leaders within the community.
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 investigating sounds and how sound travels, will develop their typing skills when using a keyboard. They will also be looking at the work of Henri Matisse, a famous artist.