Koala Class Summer Term 2019

April 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

All the children have resettled very well into our daily routine after their Easter Holidays.  

We notice how each child has grown, both physically and in confidence which is great to see.

The theme for this term is ‘Flowers and Insects’.

In our literacy lessons we will be reading stories, using rhymes, playing games and singing songs linked to this topic. Our focus story is ‘The Tiny Seed’. We will focus on communication skills as well as developing an understanding of the sequence of the story. We will also continue to focus on developing recognition of sounds in words, word building and further development of reading strategies. The children will continue to choose a reading book every Wednesday, keep it for a week and then return it to school and select a new book.

In maths we will continue learning about numbers and adding and subtraction with numbers to 10. We will explore and talk about size, weight, capacity, position, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. We will concentrate on number order, recognizing numbers and number bonds. We will continue to use shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models. We will learn about number patterns and begin counting in 2’s.

This term we will be making the most of the outside environment.  We will have regular sessions in our garden planting seeds, flowers, tomatoes and herbs, watering them and watching them grow. We will then check out their colours and enjoy their smells! In Understanding the World we will learn about the weather and how it affect the clothes we wear, and engage in imaginative play using  small-world models e.g. a farm with animals, and a train set. We plan to make trips to the local park, shops and the local pond. We will have our P.E. sessions with the Spurs coaches outside as much as the weather permits. There will be lots of opportunities to encourage the children to interact with their peers and express themselves through free choice activities, music, art and ICT based sessions.  

Please keep using the Home/School books to let us know about things you do with your child at the weekends or about any other news you wish to share – so that we can talk about this to the children at the beginning of the day and for our ‘diary’ lessons.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Dorota and Koala Class Team.