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Spring Term 4 Chestnut Class newsletter

This term in Literacy the children build on their confidence in phonics using set 3 speed sounds. Daily phonic sessions rehearsing sounds continue, saying a sound and writing the sound in a word is still fundamental to success in reading and spelling.  Most children have worked through the cursive letter formation and should be using cursive letters as the norm. The Read, Write Inc. Scheme reading books will increasing in difficulty as the children’s confidence and fluency in reading improves. Independent writing should now be showing an accurate and consistent use of capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and some creative description.

This term we will rehearse and develop confidence in skills -  telling the time to the hour and half past, recognising and using language relating to time, seconds, minutes, hours ect., using time to compare and solve practical problems and sequencing events. Counting forwards and backward and understanding the numbers, reading and writing them accurately. Addition and subtraction of 1 and 2 digit numbers; solving simple one step problems practically. Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. Recognise a half and a quarter of a whole as equal parts.

Our topic work for the whole year is based around Discovery but this term we will be looking at the world focusing on Asia. We are building our own map of the world in the classroom and we will focus on interesting facts, world events and famous people as we go. We continue to use Science - the seasonal changes – winter into spring to support our maths, art and science. We will make as much use of outdoor learning opportunities as well can, starting with a wellie walk through the woods to search for spring.

Other important information for the term - PE is on Thursday afternoon and Wednesday morning – PE kit should be in school at all times, whilst the weather is dry the children will need trainers and tracksuit bottoms for lessons outside – Named please.

Please ensure that a named, light waterproof jacket is always in school for walking to the Village Hall and down to lunch on wet days.

Children can bring their own fruit snack for mid morning and a named water bottle.