Week 1 we will be finishing our last enquiry, 'How we care for pets' and the children will be challenged to create their own environment to care for the chicks. Our chicks have now hatched and the children will get to meet our fluffy friends!
Our next enquiry will be, ' Where can we go?' The children will be Geographers, Engineers and also Artists as they are challenged to create their own maps and trails. See below for more details of this enquiry and how you can support your children at home.
Our term will be finishing off with Wonder Days where we will be exploring the natural world and discovering spring in our outdoor area.
Another highlight for this term is, of course, the start of swimming!
Reading Logs and books
We have now taught children all of the sounds in phase 2 and 3;
Phase 2: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss
Phase 3: j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, er, ure, air and ear
This term we will be beginning phase 4 which recaps the sounds taught and introduces children to consonant clusters eg. st, nd, mp, nt, nk
It is important that you read with your child at least five times a week and please write a simple comment or even just a signature in their books. Would you also make sure that before starting reading each evening - you practise their key words as these really support your children with their reading fluency.
We change books as much as possible but please logon to Bug Club to see more books and also online games that may interest them. The login's can be found on the inside cover of your child's reading log
Each week we send home a sheet with some activities you could complete to support your child at home. Please see below;
In Terms 1 - 3, we sent home handwriting practice sheets. See attached below, should you want to do any additional practice. We are happy to print any in school that you think might be helpful at home.