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Spring Term 3 Chestnut Class newsletter

This term in Literacy the children build on their confidence in phonics learning set 2 and 3 speed sounds. Daily phonic sessions rehearsing reading a sound, saying a sound and writing the sound in a word is still fundamental to success .  Most children have worked through the cursive letter formation and are now beginning to develop a style in their own independent writing. 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 rehearse and develop confidence in skills - addition and subtraction. Initially we will rehearse methods of adding: counting on, looking for number bonds to make ten and using manipulatives to support accuracy.  Reading and writing 2 digit numbers with accuracy and understanding what the digits mean. Confidence with number bonds to 10, working on bonds to 20 and discovering subtraction facts. Using a symbol for an unknown number in a sum.

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 to support our maths, art and science.

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 healthy snack for mid morning and a named water bottle.

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