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Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Summer Term 2 2022

Welcome back to school as we start our final half term together.

We enjoyed learning together in the fiirst half of ths term. Well done for working so hard as we explored our topic of Out and About and we met the sleepy bumblebee! We will continue building on our experiences and developing our friendships whilst playing and learning. We will also 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 through nature. 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 secure our focus on 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 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 through our Little Wandle programme. We will consolidate our skills in reading and writing sentences. We really enjoy sharing familiar and new stories and rhymes. This gives us opportunities to build up vocabulary, re-tell familiar stories, explore characters and settings and use our imagination. We have also become confident to adapt and innovate different rhymes and stories in our Talk for Writing. This will continue, as well as mapping our stories, seaside experiences 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 securing our fine motor control to help us when we write. We aim to develop the foundations of a handwriting style which is accurate and efficient. 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 – Beside the seaside. We will explore different aspects of the seaside, following lines of interest from the children. These include shells, rock pools, fish, whales and sharks. We will start by sharing stories and poems about sand and learn how to make great sandcastles.

We are hoping to share some fantastic books, including Sandcastle (Mick Inkpen), Sharing a Shell (Julia Donaldson) and Hooray for Fish (Lucy Cousins).

Things to remember:

Please bring a drink of water every day for snack time/lunch

The weather is changeable at the moment so bring outdoor clothing to cope with this – rain coats or sun hats might be needed!  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, reading your Little Wandle book and looking at your sharing book.

Remember to check the website for our weekly class blog and homework activities. We love it when you leave us a message too as we read them out in our class. Our curriculum plan for this half term is also on our class page on the school website.

We will continue to 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.

Mrs Puddick