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Week Beginning 7 March 2016

Please can we remind you that we are a NUT FREE school. Some of the children in our care have extremely serious nut allergies and it is important that they are not included in snack boxes.

MESSAGES

The Early Years Cubs entrance will be closed from 9am till 3.30pm. Throughout the day you can use the Main Primary school entrance instead to go in and out. Attendance registers need to be completed by 8.50. If your child comes later than that please can you sign them in at Main Primary Reception. Many thanks.

LEARNING THEME: What a Wonderful World

Our Big Question is: What makes our world such a wonderful place?

Reception cubs have been really engaged in our new learning theme about our world and we will continue to explore the same big question this week. It has been lovely to listen to the children telling others what they already know about our world and the things that they would really like to learn about over the coming weeks. Each class has shown that children are interested in slightly different aspects of our world and we will look to cover the wide range of interests that the children have by using their ideas as our focus.

LITERACY

The children will be using their communication and language skills to share their understanding of the world, animals and people that live in the world and the different habitats etc. We will look at reading non-fiction books in small guided reading groups to find out information. Children can then share their ‘newly learnt’ facts with the class.

We will also have a circle time focus looking at how people around the world are different and how we can be sensitive to others that are different from us.

Key Vocabulary:  Earth, the world, continents, countries, animals, environments, habitats, fact, real, fiction, made up.

Development Outcomes:

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

The children will be looking closely at different types of materials that are all around our world. We will classify different materials and sort them into different groups e.g. natural and man-made.

Development Outcomes:

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

PHONICS

Puffer fish- We  will practise reading and spelling CVCC and CCVC words and all the tricky words learned so far. We will learn to read and spell two syllable words such as lunchbox, handstand, sandwich. We will revise all the phase 2 and 3 sounds learned previously and we will apply these sounds by reading and writing sentences.

Sharks- We will practise the letter sounds learnt during Phase 3. We will identify letter names and will learn to read the tricky words her and now.  We will practise reading two-syllable words and will also practise reading and writing captions and sentences. 

Octopus- We will review ch, ch, ng, th and the phase 3 tricky words to make sure everyone is applying these new sounds in their reading and writing.

Jellyfish – We will continue to review all individual sounds learnt including the digraphs of ch, sh, th, and ng.  It is important that we can recognise ALL the sounds quickly and it is also important that we can write the letters independently.  We will also review our tricky words by reading and writing them.

Starfish- We will focus on revising the Phase 2 sounds m, d, g, o, c, k, this week and use all the Phase 2 sounds to read captions and write words independently. We will also work on how to practise the tricky words.

MATHS

We will be revisiting and extending our understanding of 3D shapes this week. We will look to find 3D shapes in our everyday environments and even think about how we can make 3D shapes!

Key Vocabulary: cube, cuboid, prism, cone, sphere,

Development Outcomes:

Shape, space and measure: They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

MANDARIN

Next week, children will continue learning about our  wonderful world- linking with the class topic. We will explore   the mountains, land,  rivers  and animals . Children will be asked to find differences between the different surroundings.  

Vocabulary:  mountain 山(shan)  land  陆地(lu di)  river  河 (he )      sea 海(hai)   forest  森林(sen lin)  map  地图(di tu)  continents  洲 (zhou)

DUTCH

Jules gaat op stap.  Hij gaat achteraan op de fiets met opa en komt onderweg allerlei dingen tegen op straat.  We praten over onze buurt en  op onze compound.

In het boek `Boer Boris gaat naar de markt`komen we allerlei verkeersborden tegen op straat. Weet jij wat ze betekenen?

In `Villa Letterpret` oefenen we op het hakken en plakken van allerlei dingen die we onderweg tegenkomen.