'Wicked wheels' is the name of our new topic this term. We will be looking at and finding out about a variety of vehicles and the work of the people who drive them. These will include Emergency service vehicles such as Police Cars, Ambulances and Fire Engines. We will also look at the work of a Breakdown/Recovery vehicle and as we have many new homes being built in the area we will also look at construction vehicles and how to stay safe near construction sites. We will also be looking at the variety of vehicles you can see on our roads and waterways.
In our Phonics and Literacy sessions we will continue to practise Phase 2 and 3 of Letters and Sounds, ensuring the children have mastered these phonemes. The children will be encouraged to use these phonemes in their writing and identify them when sounding out unknown words in their reading books. We will also be continuing to introduce more of a story element to our sessions and encourage the children to write for different reasons, using the graphemes and High frequency/Tricky words they have been taught. The children will also continue to bring home a reading book and a sharing book each week. Please remember to record these in their yellow reading record so we can see how well they are doing at home.
In Maths we are continuing to use numbers up to and above 20, recognising, counting, adding, subtracting, doubling and solving number problems. The children will continue to be encouraged to use manipulatives such as beads and counters as well as their fingers and their heads to work out addition, subtraction and problem solving activities. Perhaps when you are out and about you and your child could see what vehicles you can spot and read their number plates, as individual digits or as a 2 digit number. House numbers, bus route and prices on items are also good for number recognition as well as identifying odd/even numbers and simple addition activities.