A message from the Class Teacher, Miss Roberts
Welcome back Robins! I hope you had a lovely half term, and are ready for the last few weeks in Robins' class!
This term our topic is 'Under the Sea.' We will be reading the stories The Rainbow Fish, Commotion in the Ocean, Grandad's island, Billy's Bucket, The Storm Whale, Tiddler the story telling fish and the lighthouse keeper's lunch. Our role plays this term are a pirate ship and a mermaid cove. We will be investigating and learning about what lives in the sea, we will be reading and writing about the animals and watch videos of how they behave in their natural habitats. We will also talk about being safe and how to care for the ocean and surrounding environment.
Everyday there will be a mixture of teacher directed activities and child initiated sessions. Activities will take place inside and outside the classroom. We will continue our Forest Friday afternoons this term, so please ensure your child has their wellies and a coat if the weather is not warm.
This term we are continuing phase 4 phonics. The children will be revising the sounds and tricky words they know and will be encouraged to apply their sounds in their reading and writing. They will continue to be encouraged to write words using their phonic knowledge, and also be encouraged to attempt to write sentences using correct punctuation. We will also continue handwriting sessions, practising writing letters in a cursive formation. We are also continuing our guided reading sessions. In these sessions the children read both independently and in a group, and do various phonics related activities.
Please continue to listen to your child read and practise their sounds/words regularly and write in their reading record when you read with your child to let us know how you feel they are getting on.
In maths, the children will be learning about 3D shapes, number bonds to 10, time, money, charts and graphs and problem-solving using their addition and subtraction skills.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about your child’s learning or well-being. Thank-you
The Rainbow Fish
In our first week of our new topic we read "The Rainbow Fish". We thought and wrote about how to be a good friend, and made our very own rainbow fish!
We had caterpillars in our classroom!
They turned into butterflies! We set our butterflies free!
We hunted Minibeasts during forest Friday! We wrote a list of the Minibeasts we had found! Some of us also used adjectives to describe them!
Race for life
Robin's class took part in the race for life! We all got a medal at the end!
We had so much fun being cheerleaders for the morning!
World Book Day