Cherry class (Reception and Yr1)

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Welcome to Cherry Class where we love to learn through play and exploration. We learn inside and outside about all sorts of fascinating things from bugs to number bonds. We all try our best and understand that sometimes when we are learning it can be a bit tricky but we must persevere. Most of all we like to have fun together!

        

Summer Term

Our learning this  term is inspired by taking transport to go around the world! 

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We will be finding out how different modes of transport are used around the world! We will also observe the similarities and differences between places around the world. This will help us learn how to be respectful and considerate. We will explore different habitats and identify how animals and plants utilise their environment to survive and thrive.

Some of our key fiction texts this term will be:

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We will also be using non fiction texts to find out about different types of transport and our world.

Key Information

PE happens on Thursday with Miss Hunt. Please ensure all PE kit is labelled clearly.

Show and Tell  takes place at the end of the day on Thursday based on our rota.

Super Star Assemblies are on Friday afternoon.

Year R take new reading books home each Friday. Reading at home is encouraged at least 3-5 times a week. Please update their Tapestry with any exciting home learning.

Year 1 have new spellings each Thursday and maths home learning each Friday. Year 1 children are encouraged to read 3-5 times a week.

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Useful Websites

Creative Curriculum

A KS1 website with video clips full of information on the natural world.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z9grd2p

A KS1 website with video clips full of information about travelling and transport.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zt2mn39/resources/1

A lot of different ideas for interesting yet simple to carry out homemade science activities.

http://www.science-sparks.com/early-years-science-themed-activities/

Maths

A variety of activities for maths including number recognition, patterns, measure and shape.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

Fantastic activities to challenge a wide range of mathematical areas. Articles about developing children’s maths are also interesting and thought provoking to read.

https://nrich.maths.org/early-years

Games and interactive activities to challenge mathematical thinking in KS1.

https://nrich.maths.org/9079

Reading

READ WRITE INC. 

A useful guide to our Read Write Inc scheme’s pronunciation.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/

An overview of Read Write Inc for parents.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

This site has lots of tips to get children reading; fun stuff to do; book recommendations; ideas for all ages up to end of KS2. Excellent site.

http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/?gclid=CPmU_4e_57ICFUXHtAodVE8A4w

This is an extensive site giving tips on how to share books; book lists & recommendations; catering for all ages including adults. Highly recommended.

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/children/how-to-share-books/support-your-childs-reading-journey/

Free eBooks; advice and tips for supporting children in KS1 & KS2; lots of games & activities that support reading skills; links to Oxford reading schemes. Definitely worth a look.

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Reading/

This site regularly updates its reading lists for specific age groups. It gives synopses, reviews & recommendations. Useful for keeping abreast of what’s popular in children’s fiction.

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

TIPS FOR SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD’S READING

Provides a checklist of tips for hearing your child read.

http://firstschoolyears.com/literacy/text/resources/readingtips.htm

Top ten tips on hearing your child read + a few related links.

http://www.netmums.com/activities/fun-at-home/reading-together/top-ten-tips-to-help-your-child-read