Once Upon a Time
This term we are going to be enjoying traditional tales. We will be reading them, listening to them, acting them out, creating our own versions and using them in our art work.
In writing we will be looking at sentence structure - making sure we know how to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will look at how we can use the FANTASTICs to make our sentences more exciting by adding in adjectives and more ambitious vocabulary.
In reading we will be focusing on story structure, what language do authors use to let us know we are reading a traditional tale. We will look at the repetitive language within books and begin to retell these stories independently.
In phonics all the phonemes (sounds) taught in Year R will be revisited to ensure the children are secure with segmenting and blending words (sounding out and rebuilding) with these phonemes in. We will link this with handwriting and revise the letter families taught last year.
During our maths lessons we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction and shape. Through all of these areas we will look at building on previous knowledge and challenging the children through problem solving activities.
The topic will be explored further in the afternoons, using music, art, and DT activities linked to different traditional tales. Possible ideas include designing and making our own Gingerbread Men, exploring painting techniques to create out favourite story characters and listening to how musical instruments can be used to create effects during story telling.