A big welcome back to another exciting new term in Robin class!
We begin the summer term with the upcoming celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! Our key story will be ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea.’ We will prepare for our own celebration here at school, making decorations, baking and writing invitations to a garden party! We will learn all about London, and find out about Kings, Queens and castles old and new.
In the second part of the term, we will be learning about growing and changing. With the sunny weather on its way, we will be engaging in lots of outdoor learning and having lots of outdoor fun! We will learn about minibeasts, and have our own caterpillars here at school to observe and care for as they (hopefully!) transform into beautiful butterflies! We will then find out about soils and fossils, and learn about dinosaurs! We will end the term looking forward to our Summer holidays, learning about the beach and the ocean.
As we think about growing and changing, we will be talking about and preparing the children for their transition into Year One. We will be encouraging independence towards both learning activities and self-organisation at every opportunity. Please help and encourage your child in developing these skills at home – independence is key! ☺
We will continue to learn new sounds and practice blending with Fred the Frog in our daily phonics lessons. Please ensure that you continue to regularly read at home with your child. Here are a few top tips:
Talk about the book and ask questions before, during and after reading. This help your children to understand what they are reading.
Encourage your child to segment and blend when needed.
Encourage fluency through practising reading repeated phrases, tricky and high frequency words.
Praise effort in the first instance, not ability, then praise success! ☺
Please don’t hesitate to contact me on class dojo if you ever have any questions, or if there are any concerns you wish to discuss.
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