Our Summer Term Topic:
Communication & Language:
We will be encouraged to speak in longer sentences throughout the day, making sure that we use the right tense (past, present or future) and sensible vocabulary. Through lots of class and small group talk, we will be supported in becoming more confident speakers, and also will work to improve our listening skills.
We will be asked to explain why we are choosing to do particular things and will be supported in using words such as and, because and so to extend our sentences, link ideas and explain our thinking.
Our class book for the next half-term will be Jasper’s Beanstalk. We will begin by learning the text by heart, supported by actions - so make sure you ask us to tell it to you at home! We will be drawing story maps based on the text, then adapting these to create our own stories, with adults scribing our ideas We will continue to share stories and work on our phonics, building up the range of sounds that we know.
In mathematics we will be securing and extending our counting skills, aiming to make it all the way to 20 when working practically, counting aloud or singing counting songs. We will be learning to recognise the numbers 1-20 when they are written down, too. You can help us at home by counting with us every day and looking for the numbers and shapes all around us. We will also be learning to recognise and name different 2d and 3d shapes in the world around us - and again, you could help by challenging us to find as many triangles, squares or circles as possible on the way to school!
Personal, Social & Emotional Learning
We will be focussing on being more independent next term, helping us to get ready for the move up to Reception. We will be thinking about putting things back where they come from, dressing and undressing and changing shoes on our own. We will also play lots of circle time games to help us to talk about our emotions, too.
Understanding the World
Next half-term, we will be learning about the way that plants grow and change over time. We will be doing lots of digging and planting, helping to take care of the Early Years garden and thinking about what we can do to help plants to grow well. We will also be starting to take our class bear home every week, so that he can take part in some of our special days, and give us a chance to share those events (and perhaps a few photos) with the rest of the class when we get back to school.