Spring term 4 Week 1

Welcome back! We hope you all had a great half term break.

This week we have been settling back in and remembering how to keep our classes happy places to be. We shared what we had done over the half term break and then wrote about it and drew pictures. Our words of the week this week were all, come, play. Please help your child to practice recognising these, plus all the words we have covered so far. Just a few minutes a day would be great! Thank you. We have been sharing traditional tales at story time this week, and trying to share less common ones such as The Elves and the Shoemaker.  We have also been looking at key vocabulary used in the story Little Red Riding Hood, which will be our story theme for the term. We talked about the meaning of words such as ‘cloak’ and ‘cunning’. We will start to share the story next week.

We have been doing lots of practical maths to order numbers, thinking about ‘more’ and ‘fewer’, and beginning to count back and forwards to add and subtract. In ICT we used the tablets to find art programs then used the programs to create our own pictures. On Tuesday Mr Davies got everyone using racquets and balls and we practised controlling the ball by dribbling it carefully from side to side. Not as easy as it first looks! Everyone tried really hard and we will continue to practice these skills throughout this term.

Next week we will be looking at what the children have learnt so far, and what everyone’s next steps will be. Please sign up for a parent appointment (on the class door) so we can share this with you. We will be sharing Little Red Riding Hood by Nick Sharrett, and really getting to know the story. We will also be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight by making some yummy fairtrade chocolate cornflake cakes. Please encourage your child to look for the fairtrade symbol on packaging at home and when you are out shopping.