Welcome to Gnome Class!
Welcome to the Summer term in Gnome Class! We hope you had a fantastic Easter break and you're ready to dive straight back into our learning journey.
Our topic this half term is called 'Marvellous Minibeasts'.
In English, we will be writing poems, speech bubbles and stories. We will also sequence pictures for familiar stories, write letters and write minibeast fact files. We will continue to apply the skills we learn in phonics into all of our writing.
In Maths, we will be deepening our understanding of certain topics, such as money, addition and subtraction (including one more and one less). When adding and subtracting, children are encouraged to count forwards or backwards in order to find the answer. We will learn how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s, as well as learning about halving, symmetry and pattern.
In Phonics, some children have now completed Phase 3 and they are now recapping both phases to ensure they are fully secure in their knowledge. All children will have completed Phase 3 within the next few weeks if they have not done so already. Please ensure phonics key rings are kept in book bags so we can add new sounds when required.
Activities to support your learning at home:
Key Information and Dates for Gnome Class:
Please note - children should now enter the classroom INDEPENDENTLY and put their things away themselves. As well as helping children to become more independent, it also ensures the classroom door isn't blocked up so others can access the classroom easily.
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!
The EYFS Team
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/