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Class One Summer 2 2018


Why do ladybirds have spots?


We have reached the final half term before the exciting transition to Class Two!

Class One have worked so hard this year and are certainly ready for the new challenges ahead of them. Well done Class One!

This final topic will begin with a minibeast hunt on the school field, exploring the minibeasts that we can find in the local environment. We will look closely at the patterns and colours of the minibeasts, how they grow and change and the similarities and differences between the many minibeasts that we find. We will also look closely at plants and flowers and even participate in some gardening in Class One’s outdoor area. We will be sharing lots of minibeast stories such as ‘If Only’ and ‘The Venus Fly Trap’ progressing to writing our own stories independently.


In numeracy this half term we will be securing the Early Learning Goals –

Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.


Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.


In phonics, reading and writing we will begin learning Set 3 sounds in preparation for Class Two including learning more red words to read and write.

We will be securing the reading Early Learning Goal –

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

And the writing Early Learning Goal –

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways
which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and
others are phonetically plausible.

Reading at Home

Remember, we ask that children are reading the book sent home from school daily to secure the skills that we practice at school. Please remember to write this in their reading record and show a member of staff each morning. This way we can add a sticker to their reading chart and work towards their prize for every 10 reads! J

(Some children have now completed 100 reads!!)

Children will also be expected to practice any speed sounds sent home and learn red tricky word cards to support their reading and writing.


Home/ School Diaries

We look forward to reading your home/school diary and finding out all of the exciting things you have been up to at home. Remember, the diaries are an excellent way to support our assessment of your child by sharing any family experiences or home learning. Please add any comments and pictures where possible and remember to return these diaries to school.

Thank you for your continued support!