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Summer Terms – 2013

Dear Parents,

Welcome back after the Easter break. Such a shame the weather was so cold! Let’s hope we get some warmer weather soon.

Our activities this term will continue to be about the Weather and our Environment and we will be choosing a painting by David Hockney for our Take one Artist project.

Within Owls we will be looking at:

Prime Areas:
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    • Initiating conversations
    • Resolving conflicts
    • Finding compromises
    • Negotiating; Circle games
    • Looking after our potatoes
  • Communication and Language
    • Talk about personal experiences
    • Use imaginative talk in role play
    • Ask who? What? When? Where? Questions
    • Join in stories, rhymes and songs
  • Physical development
    • Different ways of moving
    • Jump off an object and land appropriately
    • Increasing control of objects pushing, patting, throwing, catching, kicking
    • Small apparatus
    • Parachute
    • Adventure Playground
    • Handling tools safely
Specific Areas:
  • Literacy:
    • Rhyming strings
    • Blending words
    • Segmenting the sounds in words
    • Attempting to write some things independently
    • Letter formation
    • Reading activities
    • Independent writing
  • Mathematics:
    • Estimate the number of objects
    • Total of 2 groups
    • Language of addition and subtraction
    • Use mathematical names for 2D and 3D shapes
    • Order items by length and height/weight or capacity
    • Ordinal number
    • Time
  • Understanding the World:
    • Similarities and differences
    • Patterns
    • weather and seasons
    • Life cycles
    • Using ICT hardware
    • Complete simple programs on computer/iPad/Bee-Bots
  • Expressive Arts and Design:
    • Different sounds of instruments
    • Textures
    • 3 dimensional form
    • Vlay
    • Dough
    • Papier mache
    • Role play
    • Take One Artist
With a busy and exciting term ahead, look out for notices of events appearing around the school and especially for Mini Olympics, Take One Artist Displays, Class Assemblies, Class Trip and much, much more!

Yours sincerely,
Carole Bestford
Owls Class Teacher