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This term the children will be exploring the theme “Stories from the Past”.  We will become storytellers and authors. We will learn how to retell stories using props that will range from dressing up to make our own puppets and how to make different types of books to write our stories in.  We will be practising our storytelling skills using different styles of books, including:

  • Fairy Tales – Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood
  • Legends – St George and the Dragon

  • Fables – The Hare and the Tortoise

  • Folk Tales – Anansi the Spider

You will see on the Knowledge Organiser some of the key facts and vocabulary that the children will be learning.

In our Sounds-Write phonics we are coming to the end of Unit 11 in the Initial Code.  The children will be learning the sounds, along with some alternative spelling patterns, “sh”, “ch”, “th”, “ck” and “wh”.  These sounds are going to help the children to continue to flourish as independent writers and prepare them for moving onto the Extended Code when they start in Beech Class.

In maths we will be extending our knowledge of numbers beyond 20 and learning how to double and share out amounts – the very early stages of multiplication and division. You will find some useful home learning challenges to support these skills. Please upload any photographs of you and your child completing these onto their Tapestry account.