This half term in Rainbow Class our topic is…
How does your garden grow?
We will be using these stories to help us with our learning…
Jack and the beanstalk
Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar
Mad about Minibeasts!
In phonics we will be practising blending the letter sounds that we know to help us with our reading. We will also be practising writing words using our letter sounds. We will continue learning and applying the digraphs:
ay, ee, igh, ow, oo (zoo), oo, (look), ar, or, er, ou, ow, air.
We will continue to practise reading our tricky words and we will be learning some new words:
this that they how now going today you look was like said one come some
**We are always encouraging the children to write independently, so if they do any writing at home, please bring it in so that we can celebrate it with the class.**
In our weekly handwriting session, we will be learning to correctly form letter ‘families’. We will be focusing on the
‘Curly Caterpillar’ letters : c, a, o, d, s
‘One armed robot’ letters : r, m, n
‘Long ladder’ letters : l, i, t, b, h, k
‘Zig-Zag’ letters: v, w, x, z
We will continue to focus on strengthening our muscles by doing gross motor and fine motor exercises, including our daily Dough Disco, which the children really enjoy.
In our topic this term we will be finding out about how plants grow and we will be observing the changes made from a seed to a plant. We will be comparing different plants and investigating what other living things we might find in our gardens. The children in Rainbow Class will continue to have access to a range of ICT equipment.
*If your child would like to bring in any plants or creatures that they find in their garden, we would love to see them!*
In our art sessions, we will be creating art work based on a famous artist, exploring clay and creating our own clay minibeasts. In our music sessions we will be learning lots of songs about plants, gardens and mini-beasts and using a range of instruments to accompany these songs.
During our RE week, we will be learning about Hinduism
This is a very exciting term as the children will become Outdoor Explorers each Wednesday morning (starting from 12th June). They will also be receiving some cricket lessons from a local cricket coach.
We will be having lots of fun!
**Please remember to listen to your child read as often as you can and to practice reading our tricky words. Education City will have updated ‘homework’ every other week.**
Rainbow Class Teachers: Mrs Freeman (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), Mrs Rushton (Thursday-Friday).
Rainbow Class TA: Mrs Watters (who is here all week!)