Our Summer Term Topic:
Jack and the Beanstalk
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 Jack and the 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 We will continue to work on our phonics and letter formation every day, so that we can write simple sentences accurately.
In mathematics we will continue to focus on counting, ensuring that we can all count confidently and accurately to 20, with many of us pushing on to 30 and beyond. We will be adding different amounts together using practical objects and will work on developing our subtraction, too, using contexts linked to our topic. We will also be practicing our shape recognition, finding, identifying and collecting examples of a wide range of 2d and 3d shapes. You can help us at home by counting with us every day and looking for the numbers and shapes all around us.
Personal, Social & Emotional Learning
We are going to be focussing on our emotions over the term. We will be thinking about how different characters from our book feel and how we might feel if we took their place. We will work on accepting delays and waiting for turns, too.
Understanding the World
Next half-term, we will be looking at the places where different people live and the similarities and differences in our homes and houses. We will draw, build, talk about and compare houses, and imagine what our dream homes might look like. We will also be thinking about the places where characters in stories we are familiar with live.
We will be doing lots of planting and growing and will be helping to take care of our Early Years garden! Our class bears will also continue to be sent home every week as we love sharing the special events in our lives with the rest of the class!