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             Class One Summer Term 2019


‘Do cows drink milk?’



This topic will begin with an exciting visit to the farm where we can observe and name a range of farm animals, find out the daily jobs of a farmer and ask about the food that animals eat. We will continue back at school by investigating where food comes from linked with healthy eating, finding out how to look after and care for animals on the farm and looking at farm machinery. We will be sharing lots of stories such as ‘Farmer Duck’, ‘The Pig in the Pond’ and ‘Little Red Hen’ supporting us to sequence events in stories, writing about the beginning, middle and end. We will then write instructions on how to care for the farm animals using the knowledge we have gained from the visit.


In numeracy this term we will ensure that children can count reliably with numbers from 1-20, saying which number is 1 more or 1 less than any given number. We will use objects to add and subtract single digit numbers and solve problems including doubling, halving and sharing. We will explore characteristics of shapes and use mathematical language to describe them. 


In phonics, reading and writing we will recap RWI Set 1 and Set 2 sounds, segmenting and blending harder words to read. We will continue learning red words to read and write and use in our fantastic independent writing (such as ‘said’ and ‘so’.) We will continue reading simple sentences, ensuring that we understand and can talk about what we have just read. It is important that your child is confident with writing sentences independently which can then be read by themselves and others.


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!