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Message from Birch Class

Literacy: In our class stories this term will be ‘The Sandwich That Max Made’, ‘Five Minutes Peace’ and ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’. These are repetitive and engaging stories, where the children are encouraged to get actively involved. We will continue to incorporate speaking and listening activities across the school day and within focused activities.

Numeracy: In our numeracy lessons, we will be focussing on Shape and Pattern, Time and Size. We will be using exciting activities to motivate the children, including shape hunts, bingo and role play. We will also be working on number skills and personalised targets on a daily basis.

Topic: This term, our topic will be ‘Tell Me a Story’. During ‘Tell Me a Story’; we will be looking at different types of books including fairy tales, myths, legends, non-fiction and poetry. We will be allowing the children to explore lots of role play opportunities to begin to express themselves in new ways.

PE: We are lucky enough to be having an outside agency coming into school to deliver rugby sessions every Wednesday and an inclusive PE session with Reception on a Friday morning! Pupils will also work on their physical development targets throughout this time.

Food technology: During our cookery lessons, we will be working on a variety of skills linked to fine motor by using new equipment and Numeracy by counting and weighing ingredients.

We are looking forward to an exciting term. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me or communicate through the school diary.

How can you help at home?

All children will be sent a postcard home on Friday which will allow parents and carers the opportunity to share information about what the children have been doing at the weekend. We will use this information to communicate with the children about what they have been doing and use it as a topic to motivate speaking and listening. Children will access a range of picture communication boards and symbols to support their understanding at a suitable level. However, if you would like additional resources to be sent home to support your child’s learning please let me know.