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Summer Term 5 Chestnut Class newsletter

This term in Literacy the children will continue to build on their confidence when using phonics for reading and spelling. Daily sessions of rehearsing phonic skills will take place, with an emphasis on the use of phonic strategies within longer pieces of writing. The children will continue to develop their cursive letter formation for handwriting. The Read, Write Inc. Scheme reading books should be developing the children’s confidence and fluency in reading and independent writing should now be showing an accurate and consistent use of capital letters, finger spaces and a full stop. 

This term we will be covering measurement and coin recognition, as well as introducing early multiplication and division. The children will continue to develop their understanding of 2 digit numbers (place value). We will be using word problems for consolidation of addition and subtraction. It will help your child hugely, to see real coins and begin to recognise their value.

Our topic work for the whole year is based around Discovery and this term we will be focusing on the continent of Africa, looking at where it is in relation to other parts of the world we already know about. The children will have a chance to explore African artefacts and experience cooking and tasting a traditional African staple diet. In Science we will continue to explore seasonal changes and be learning about plants.

Other important information for the term - PE is now on Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning – however, we ask that PE kit should be in school at all times should the timetable need to change. As we will now be doing PE outside please check that your child has trainers which still fit as we are finding that many have outgrown theirs! Please name all kit. Sunscreen should be applied before school as we are unable to apply it to the children except in pre-arranged exceptional circumstances. All children need a named sunhat in school and a refillable water bottle – named please.

Children can bring their own healthy snack for mid morning. 

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