we will be looking at a variety of stories including Bedtime stories and stories about Night time. We will continue to learn new action rhymes and begin to look at the shape and sound of the letters- d g o u l f b j. Please encourage your child to show you the sound table, the children may bring an object to show each Friday related to the sound of the week. We will continue to concentrate on the formation of letters and encourage independent writing.
In Numeracy we will be focusing upon measuring length and weight such as heavy and light and sorting objects according to 1 or 2 attributes, we will also be looking at what we do at different times of the day. We will still work upon counting and recognising numbers to 10 and beyond. A priority this term will be to form our numbers and letters correctly.
As Scientists, we will look at Night and Day and we will explore seasonal changes.
As Geographers we will discuss the weather around us, record weather changes over a 3 week period and look at the effect of low temperature on things outside such as water.
As Historians we will be discussing our family tree and we will also be discussing our immediate past and what we have been doing during our holiday and at the weekends.
As Creative Technicians we will be making pancakes and exploring Chinese style writing and creating Valentines gifts and cards. We will be self-selecting in our workshop area to make our own drawings and creations.
As Linguists we will be continuing work on greetings, numbers and colours. The children will be introduced to family names and shapes.
As Musicians we will be exploring the musical elements of pulse [keeping steady time] and pitch [higher and lower sounds] using Traditional tales e.g. Little Red Hen, The Hare and the Tortoise and The Enormous Turnip. The children will use musical instruments, body percussion and simple scores to progress. Short musical games will also improve particular skills and confidence.