In our daily phonics sessions the children will continue to consolidate their knowledge of Phase 2 and 3 sounds learnt so far. We will also be doing lots of activities to support the children's retention of tricky words and naming the letters of the alphabet.
The children will be using their knowledge of these sounds and tricky words to write with increasing independence . They will also develop their knowledge of how to 'hold a sentence' and 'hold a word', we will teach the children about 'what a sentence needs' focussing on finger spaces as our starting point.
Our Mathematics Mastery learning starts with capacity and weight where the children will be comparing capacities and weights using the correct mathematical vocabulary. We will then move onto sharing as well as revisiting numbers to 20 (including addition and subtraction). Our daily Maths Meetings will focus on practising skills learnt during our Maths sessions, and will also give the children the opportunity to practise quick recall of knowledge such as number recognition, shape names and knowledge of 1 more and 1 fewer up to 20.
In Understanding the World, our theme of 'Growing' and investigating the local area will enable the children to use their observational skills and share explanations of what they've found or seen. We will look in more detail at plants and flowers and learn about how we help them to grow. Earth Day in April will focus on the children learning more about the importance of looking after the Earth and how we can play our part in the local area. As the term progresses we will move onto life cycles involving minibeasts.
The children will continue to develop their imaginative skills through a range of adult led and independent learning opportunities. We will teach the children about observational drawings and continue to give them opportunities to explore independent colour mixing. They also have daily access to resources in the creative areas as well as musical instruments and role play areas. We have weekly music sessions based on Charanga where the children develop their knowledge of a range of musical skills including the pulse and rhythm.