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This half term, Doves are learning all about dinosaurs in, Dinosaur Planet’!
They will be exploring and learning about the following:
Understanding the World
The children will be learning about seasonal changes and understanding how technology is used at home and school – this will include having a go at being able to programme toys. They will explore our planet and look at how it has changed since the time of the dinosaurs. This will include an introduction to a pre-history timeline. In computing, the children will continue to become more familiar with using Purple Mash.
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
The children will learn about the importance of understanding other people’s point of view. The children will also explore being able to describe similarities and differences between themselves and others, including developing an understanding of their family culture, traditions and religion.
The children have PE lessons on Tuesdays and Friday and will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit on these days. The children will be developing their ball skills with throwing and catching. We will look at the effects of exercise on the body and why it is important. This will also include understanding what healthy foods are and why they are important to eat. We will also explore the importance of sleep and dental hygiene.
Communication & Language
The children will read and discuss a range of stories and talk about fiction and non-fiction books. This will also include being able to sequence a story and make predictions. They will be using the story, Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs to inspire this.
The children will continue to develop their phonics by being able to use sounds to blend, read, segment and write words on their own. They will also continue to write simple sentences with finger spaces between words.
Expressive Arts & Design
We will be exploring colour mixing and drawing dinosaurs. We will also be learning nursery rhymes and number songs. We are also being visited this term by the Bedford Music Hub each Monday where we will have a storytelling through song workshop.
In Maths, we will be continuing to correctly form numbers 1 to 10 and recognise these numbers. We will work on independently ordering numbers 1 to 10 and understanding how to do simple addition and subtraction calculations. We will also learn about positional language and learn about length, height, distance, weight and capacity.
Here are some useful links and resources to provide you with additional information.
We deliver our phonics curriculum using SoundsWrite to ensure that the children learn how to decode in a systematic and effective way. Here you will find a link to a free online course that parents can take to help them learn how to support their children in learning to read using SoundsWrite. There are also two documents which provide you with more detail around the key concepts of learning in SoundsWrite.
Free online course: https://www.udemy.com/course/help-your-child-to-read-and-write/
You will also see there is a free SoundsWrite app too which can support phonics learning at home.