Welcome to Saplings Class
Saplings class is taught by Miss Mawby. Mrs Martin is the teaching assistant.
This Term's Theme - Once Upon a Time....
Our theme for this term is ‘Once Upon a Time…’. During this topic, the children will become storytellers as we read and learn about a range of traditional tales. This topic lends itself well to learning various morals such as, who we turn to when we are lost, making good and bad choices, sharing and being proud of who we are. The children will continue to learn about our five school values: Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Excellence and will be awarded forest points throughout the day for showing them. In addition to this, we will begin our ‘Relationships’ PSHE unit where the children will learn about families, friendships and treating others with respect.
The children will listen to lots of different stories, such as Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley, and a whole range of traditional tales including: Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. During our English lessons, we will continue our ‘Once Upon a Time…’ theme, whilst we explore the text ‘Jack and the Jellybean Stalk’. We will generate lots of new vocabulary with the help of Grandma Fantastic and continue to become brave writers during our group writing sessions.
Our PE lessons will continue to take place on a Wednesday during the Summer Term. The children will develop their coordination skills whilst sending and receiving a ball. They will learn how to perform each moment with control by focusing on their accuracy and weight whilst sending a ball and adjusting their body position when receiving a ball.
We will continue to practise the Set 1 and 2 sounds during our phonics lessons. The children will practise the skill of blending every day and will continue to segment words into sounds to support their spelling. During this term, we aim to get children reading phrases and short sentences with accuracy and independence. Look out for the ‘ditties’ that will be sent home with your child each day that contain phrases and short sentences. These should be practised at home with your child on a daily basis. Your child may also bring home a ‘Book Bag Book’. These books are changed every day at school.
In Maths, the children will begin exploring and understanding patterns. This topic will prompt the children to investigate, copy and create visual patterns in both 2D and 3D. The children will begin to apply this practice to spot numerical patterns. We will also develop the children’s ability to count in sequence by learning the skill of counting on and counting back. As always, the support that you provide your child at home with their learning is invaluable. Please continue to support your child to count forwards and backwards to 20, name and order numbers to 20 and name and describe the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
Thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Foundation Stage Team if you have any questions.
Reading in Reception