The children continued to work on their description of the properties of shapes ensuring they could discuss corners, sides and whether they were straight or curved. They looked at shapes in the environment and went on a shape hunt around the class to see which shapes they could spot and recording them.
Please continue to support your child in learning the shape names as well as discussing their properties why not make a game of who can spot the most shapes around the home or whilst out shopping?!
This week the children will continue Stage 3 of the Floppy’s Phonics programme and will be introduced to the phonemes nk and ai. We will be using these sounds and those learnt so far to blend the sounds (push sounds together) to read words and segment (break sounds up) in a word to spell.
We will introduce the next set of tricky/high frequency words this week: that and have. Also, as usual, we will also be reviewing the tricky words learnt to date.
We will now move on this week to learn about 3D shapes. The children will begin by ensuring they know the names of different 3D shapes. They will learn the terms for describing 3D shapes and compare 2D and 3D shapes through sorting them. They will also become curators of their 3D shape museum!
I sent out a sheet with the names of 3D shapes which your child still needs to continue to learn. If you wish, you can begin to introduce the terms; edges, faces and points which we will cover in more detail the following week.
Literacy and Topic
Next week the focus will move away from dinosaurs big and move on to minibeasts small! We shall be using the book, "Excuse but That`s My Book!" from the Charlie and Lola series as a springboard to the topic. If you would like to share the book before Monday with your child, you can find a link to the cartoon version HERE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1p7HLr68Zc
The children will be continuing to build sentences by repeating phrases such as "Here is a..." "It has...." to help them learn key words whilst building on their phonics we will look at writing about the features of different insects. We shall also continue to focus on non-fiction books during literacy and guided reading discussing the features of non-fiction books such as contents page, subheadings, labels, index and glossary and the features of a report.
School trip to Skelton Grange.
Don’t forget that on Thursday we will be visiting Skelton Grange to tie in with our mini beasts topic. Unless you have opted for your child to bring their own packed lunch; this will be provided by school as part of the free school meals initiative.
The day will include activities such as mini beast hunts, discovering wormeries, looking for signs of spring and pond dipping.
Please ensure your child wears appropriate clothing for the day
Have a great weekend!
See you on Monday
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