Welcome to Class 11
This half term our topic is Traditional Stories and our class will be reading and taking part in lots of activities linked to stories such as The Gingerbread Man, The Enormous Turnip, The Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We know that our Class love to read with a grown up and it would be great if children want to share with us any books that they particularly like to read at home.
In Mathematics we will be working hard to recognise, read and write numbers to 20 and beyond and to recall number bonds to 10 . We will be also be taking part in practical activities to find 1 more and less than a number and to order numbers to 30 . When learning about money we will be describing and recognising coins to £2 and completing simple addition problems.
Younger children in the Class are working on counting to 10, recognising and writing numbers to 10 and matching numbers with the correct amount of objects.
In Science we are investigating 'Living things and their Habitats' and we are exploring the differences between things that are alive, dead and have never been alive. We will be exploring and investigating local habitats and naming a variety of plants and animals that live there.
We are currently developing our role play area into a Traditional Tales cottage. The children will be able to role-play a variety of familiar traditional stories with the props changing on a weekly basis. In our first week will be focusing on retelling and role playing the story of The Gingerbread Man.
We are hoping to visit The StoryBarn in Calderstones Park as part of our Living Language Program this half term. This greatly assists our children's vocabulary and language development. Supporting your child's development of new vocabulary with real life experiences is extremely beneficial and we would love to hear about any trips that you take.
We are continuing to focus on our class motto, ’Kind hands, kind feet and kind words’ and we greatly appreciate your support in praising and letting us know about any kindness, no matter how small, that you see from your child at home.
We always enjoy cooking and tasting what we have made in class and will be taking part in weekly cookery sessions. It is extremely important for you to inform us of any allergies that your child may have.