Summer Term 2 2021
Welcome back to school as we start the second half of our Summer Term.
We have enjoyed our first half of term and our sunny break and it is great being back in school to learn together. Well done for working so hard as we explored our topic of Out and About. We continue building on our experiences and enjoying our friendships whilst playing and learning. We still follow our interests and think about our next steps to develop as curious learners. There will continue to be daily opportunities to explore outside and learn as nature detectives. Independence, self-confidence and creative thinking will be our focus – developing skills to become independent learners. Staff will support children through planning for individual needs and learning experiences.
This term will focus on securing the prime areas of learning (Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development) to underpin everything we do. In addition we will plan and experience many activities and opportunities to enhance and secure skills within the specific areas of learning (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design). Daily phonics sessions will continue to build on our phonic knowledge – blending to read and segmenting to spell. This will develop into reading and writing sentences. We will focus more on the next phase of phonics where we look at new tricky words and words containing more consonants. We really enjoy sharing familiar and new stories and rhymes. This gives us opportunities to build up and re-visit vocabulary, re-tell familiar stories, explore characters and settings and use our imagination. We have also become confident to adapt and innovate many different rhymes and stories. This will continue, as well as mapping our stories and nature walks. Mark making, drawing and writing is always an exciting area to develop with opportunities for some great language development, recalling events and exploring ideas through stories. In addition we will continue to focus on developing our fine motor control to help us when we write. There will be daily opportunities to participate in movement activities to shape and support our mental health.
Our new topic for this half term will be Out and About – Where we live. We will explore how the emergency services can help us, thinking particularly about the fire service, the police and the lifeboats. Learning about staying safe together. We are lucky to have two RSPB reserves nearby so will learn about local wildlife. We are also privileged to live on the coast so a mini topic based around the seaside and Jurassic coast will help us to understand more about where we live.
Things to remember:
Please bring a drink of water every day for snack time/lunch.
Please bring sun hats/rain coats when needed and remember to apply sun cream before coming to school.
Read every day and write comments in the reading diary. This should include time for re-visiting your sounds in your phonics book.
Remember to check the website for our weekly class blog and homework activities.
We will welcome children through our blue gate from 8.45-8.55 in the morning.
If you have any questions or you would like to send me information about any of your learning at home, please contact me by email.
Let’s continue our amazing learning journey. Mrs Puddick