Gruffalos & Billy Goats Classes
Curriculum for Autumn Term 2
This half term our topic is Celebrations. Including, Bonfire night, Diwali, The Mad Hatter’s Tea party (Alice in Wonderland) and Christmas.
We will continue to learn and practise our sounds in phonics using the programme Letters and Sounds. We will be developing our ability to apply this to reading words and books independently. We will also be enjoying a range of stories based around celebrations and related themes, including: Maisy’s Fire Engine, Alice in Wonderland, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
We will continue to develop our fine motor skills by practising making marks using a range of materials, such as sand, mud and sticks; chalks; pencils; markers and pens. We will also be working on applying our growing knowledge of letters and sounds to segment words for writing a variety of things, including; Bonfire poems, invitations and letters to Santa.
We will be strengthening our counting skills, including being able to explain when something is not right. We will deepen our understanding of how numbers can be represented in different ways, particularly by exploring arrangements of objects in tens frames and part/whole models.
We will be investigating changes and why these might have occurred. We will also explore what and how different families and communities celebrate events significant to them.
Lessons take place on Friday mornings. Please ensure that your child leaves a P.E kit in school with all items named. Please support your child’s enjoyment of P.E, by encouraging them to practise dressing independently. Lessons will be taught by specialist teachers, who will focus on developing gross motor skills, such as ball and running control.
Please try to read with your child every week and leave a comment in their diary so we know how they responded to the story. We will soon be hosting a phonics workshop and issuing phonics packs so that you can support their reading further. It is also really beneficial for children to play traditional games, using dice, dominos and cards, as these boost mathematical skills.