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Terrific Transport


Welcome back to Gnome Class! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas break and you're ready to dive straight into the Spring Term.


Our topic this half term is Terrific Transport. This topic is all about different transport and vehicles. 



In English, we will be writing captions, stories, instructions and recounts. We will also write postcards and investigate a crime scene - producing a report of our findings. We will continue to apply the skills we learn in phonics into all of our writing.


In Maths, we will explore measurement, money, addition and subtraction. We will deepen our understanding of how to use numicon to solve various maths problems. We will continue to learn about 2D and 3D shapes, whilst finding out how to record data and share objects between groups.


In Phonics, we have now moved onto Phase 3 phonics. Phonics key rings will be sent home and updated when your child is confident with new sounds.


Activities to support your learning at home:

  • Practise writing your name and discuss what letters are in your name.
  • Talk about the letters in different words. E.g. reading labels on packets or tins. Discuss the shape of the letters.
  • Read numbers that you see every day, such as numbers on houses or car registration plates.
  • Practise counting familiar objects, such as stairs or shoes.
  • Share stories together and have story time! Talk about the stories you have read.


Key Information and Dates for Gnome Class:


  • PE will be on a Monday afternoon with Mr Roberts.
  • The Reading Challenge is in place again this half term. The chart is displayed on the board outside our classroom. If you read at home 3+ times a week you will receive a star on the chart. Read at home every week in the half term and you will receive a treat/prize!
  • Snack money should be handed in on a Monday morning to a member of staff in Gnome Class for the whole week. Please be mindful that we cannot always check children's book bags for their snack money.


17th January - Curriculum meeting for parents of Gnome Class at 2.30pm and 5.30pm

18th January - Back to School Disco

30th January - Gnome class visit to Worksop bus station

13th February - Forest Schools visit session 3

27th February - Parent Consultation Evening until 6pm

28th February - Parent Consultation Evening until 6pm

13th March - Forest Schools visit session 4

24th April - Forest Schools visit session 5


If you would like to help out in Gnome Class, please come and see a member of staff. Whether you are a mum, dad, grandma, grandad or sibling, you are more than welcome to come and join us!


If you have any questions or worries please come and see us, we are here to help in any way we can!


Thank you,

The EYFS Team

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Useful Websites:


Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage -  http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf 


Phonics Play website - http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 


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