Miss Daley's Class Newsletter
Updated 14.09.18 for Autumn 1 Half Term
Message from the teachers:
Welcome back everyone! We have really enjoyed our first week with the children and it has been great to see them adapting to their new class so quickly. This is our half termly newsletter that keeps you up to date on the themes your child is learning about and also the important dates that are coming up.
This term's learning:
We begin this term with our topic 'Labels, lists, captions and posters'. The children will be identifying labels and using them to add more description to their work. They'll search for captions in their reading and use them in their writing. We'll design Circus posters identifying the features and using these to create our own. Finally the children will be thinking about how lists are made, when they are used and what makes a list different from a story.
Once we have completed all of this we will move on to 'Stories set in familiar settings'. This is a lovely opportunity for the children to share their fantastic story ideas. We'll look in detail at a story, identify the setting, characters, feelings and will put the events in order. The children will think about how to use adjectives and interesting details to engage the reader when they come to write their own stories.
Throughout all of this, the children will be working on their handwriting and their identification and use of punctuation.
This term we will begin by completing assessments to understand what the children already know. Then we begin our work on number and place value. The children will be completing a range of activities that involve learning about numbers, what a number represents, creating a number using different equipment and explaining their understanding of patterns of numbers to their friends.
'The Circus' is a fantastic topic and gives the children the opportunity to have a go at circus skills first then step back in time to identify how the circus began. Once the children have created timelines we'll move on to look at colours at the circus. We'll focus on primary and secondary colours, creating our own paintings and exploring shades. After this we'll be inspired by the work of Kandinsky and will try to recreate our own.
The children will also be looking at variety of materials throughout this topic and will be thinking about which are living - non-living and never been alive.