WELCOME BACK - April 2021
(SUMMER TERM )
This half term our theme will be 'In the garden'.
Read Write Inc
We will continue to develop phonic knowledge through ‘Read Write Inc’ sessions. The children are making great progress through the books and in learning set 2 sounds!
We are continuing to focus on letter formation, wrintg short phrases and sentence writing.
It is paramount for your child’s learning that they are reviewing the Set 1 Speed sounds at home and begin to include set 2. This will develop the acquisition of their reading skills and develop a love of reading. The sounds have also been included.
After a successful half term with Talk for Writing, we can’t wait to start our next text. This half term our text will be based on ‘The very hungry Caterpillar’, we will explore the days of the week and learn to tell the story aloud (wath out for a video on the website). The children will make fruit smoothies and go on a minibeast hunt.
Listening to your child read daily is a vital part of their development, children need the repetition of recognising sound sand lots of practise blending. It is important that you continue to listen to your child read- there is a list of websites you want want to use below. Reading and sharing books is so important and at Highfield we want every child to develop a love of reading.
Maths - To 20 and beyond
During the summer term we will continue to practise and consolidate the following key skills:
- Subitising (opportunities to instantly recognise small quantities by playing games using dice, dominos, and bingo games)
-sorting and matching
-comparing and ordering.
We will explore numbers past 10 and their value. The use of 10’s frames, numicon and the Numberblocks will continue to play a vital role in supporting the children’s understanding.
Here are some recommended books, to support your child with this unit of maths.
We like to link our maths learning to the Numberblocks where ever possible, over the years we have seen a great improvement in the children's understanding through watching the short clips. More activities for at home can be found here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
In Expressive Art and Design we will learn about form through the use of
clay working towards creating a life cycle of the butterfly. In DT we will be
creating a yummy fruit salad.
In P.E we will begin to learn basic Ball Skills throwing, catching and passing using
accuracy and control.
In Computing the children will be exploring Codapillars.
In R.E we will be exploring the question ‘Where do we belong?’ (Looking at Christianity
& Islam). The children will learn to:
- re-tell religious stories making connections with personal experiences.
- share and record occasions when things have happened in their lives
that made them feel special.
- recall simply what happens at a traditional Christian infant baptism.
Finally in PSHE we will learn all about being our ‘Being our best’.
EYFS Reception Knowledge Organisers