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The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist

Voluntary Aided Primary School

Flourishing in F.A.I.T.H. (Family, All Included, Thriving & Healthy)

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Welcome to our Class Page! Terms 1 & 2

 

English:

This term we will be exploring animal fiction and non-fiction with a focus on the North and South Poles. We will be creating our own fiction and non-fiction books using the iPads.

 

Maths:

We are exploring place value to create a solid foundation to our maths knowledge. This will include: counting, tens and ones (partitioning), solving missing number problems and much more. 

 

Phonics:

We have phonics daily for 25 minutes with a starter focusing on phonological awareness. Our phonic lessons are hands on and involve skills such as: phoneme manipulation, listening to dictation, rhyming and sorting sounds. 

 

Homework and spellings:

These are given out each Friday to be completed by the following Friday. 

 

Welcome to the Spring Term

 

This term, we will be exploring ‘Space’, linking our reading and writing opportunities to this interesting topic. The children will be introduced to fact files and key vocabulary about space. All of our English work also aims to support our children to achieve their EHCP outcomes.

 

The term will focus on two key people:

  • Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space
  • Neil Armstrong - the first man to walk on the moon

 

Our books this term are:

  • You Choose Space by Nick Sharratt
  • Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy
  • Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

 

In phonics, we will continue to learn sounds using Cued Articulation. We will be learning digraphs (two letters that make one sound ‘ee’, ‘ai’ for example) and building these into our writing.

 

In Maths, this term, we will be focussing on the number 50. We will do this through counting accurately, understanding the place value of numbers up to 50 and also addition and subtraction within 50. The children will be exposed to different methods to solve addition and subtraction problems and these are: ten frames, Numicon, part whole model, bar model, counters and number lines. The children will then be given the choice to use their favoured method.

 

The children will also have many opportunities to pre-learn vocabulary and ideas for their Connected Learning sessions which they attend in their base classes.

 

Home practice opportunities

  • Counting to 50 (objects, chocolates, lego bricks)
  • Share books about space
  • Watch YouTube clips about space (in particular videos about the International Space Station)
  • Visit the library and borrow space stories or fact books

 

Useful websites

 

Please also explore our SRP page with further information about the interventions that your child may be involved in.

Please continue to check our class blog as we enjoy sharing our learning with you.

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