This half term, Little Acorns will be learning all about People Who Help Us. We will be exploring the different jobs they do, how they help people and how their jobs have changed. We will be having lots of special visitors over the next few weeks to tell us all about how they help people in their job.
In Phonics, we will be starting to learn our Phase 3 phonemes. We shall be practicing reading and writing words containing each sound and learning our new tricky words. In English, we will be focusing on key texts linked to our ‘People Who Help Us’ topic such as ‘Burglar Bill’ and ‘Supertato’. In Maths, we will continue to become masters of number. We will be developing the skill of subitising and exploring the composition of numbers to 10.
This half term will see Little Acorns exploring different celebrations from around the world from Bonfire Night to Diwali to Christmas. We will be learning about how different events are celebrated around the world, what things we like to celebrate and having our very own Christmas celebration in Little Acorns!
In Phonics, we will continue to learn our Phase 2 phonemes, practicing reading and writing simple CVC words. In our English, we will be focusing on key texts linked to our celebration topic such as ‘Little Glow’, ‘The Scarecrow’s Wedding’ and ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’. In Maths, we will continue to become masters of number. We will be developing our subitising skills, making comparisons between amounts and exploring the composition of numbers up to 5.
This half term, we will be exploring the enquiry question “Who Am I?”. As the question suggests, we will be learning all ourselves and what makes us special. We will have a range of different themes we will cover throughout this topic:
Throughout this half term in English we shall be focusing on the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We shall also be exploring different stories based around our theme including The Colour Monster, Rainbow Fish and Elmer.
In Phonics, we will begin to learn our first Phase 2 initial sounds. We will be focusing on grapheme recognition, identifying initial sounds and orally blending sounds to make a word.
In Maths, we will be learning to match and sort objects, compare amounts using the language of more and fewer and exploring length, mass and capacity.