We are all very excited to be welcoming the new children at Longshaw and have lots of exciting things planned!
This is our class page where you can find out all the information about the term and any dates you will need.
We also have class blog where there will be weekly videos, photos and activities for you and the children to enjoy.
Our enquiry question for this half term is:
'If we go down to the woods today, what will you find?'
The children have all settled into life at Longshaw extremely well. They know the routine of the day and what is expected of them in their learning. They are all enjoying learning and exploring new stories and topics.
During this topic the children will be exploring stories that link to the woods. Such as The Gruffalo and We're Going On A Bear Hunt. We will be thinking about what the wood looks like during autumn and the different things we might see. We will be using tales toolkit to help us understand these stories and how they are different.
We will continue our work with our phonics and start to develop children's confidence when writing CVC words. The children will be introduced to tricky words. The children will practice their letter formation which will help us when writing our names.
Now the children have been introduced to the Ten Town numbers, children will start to develop their understanding of number and how we use them. We will continue to work on our counting and then begin to understand patterns of numbers. Later on in the term we will introduce the teen numbers to children and have a focus on the place value aspect of these numbers. Children will be introduced to 2D shapes, repeating patterns and money. We will use these areas of Maths to develop our problem solving, reasoning and critical thinking.
The bees really enjoy acting out stories through role play and we will be incorporating this in to our literacy lessons to develop our story telling.
During this half term the children will also be learning in our forest school. The children will have the opportunities to build dens, explore the mud kitchen and create autumn crowns. The children will wear wellies allowing them to jump in puddles, water proof clothing allowing them to minibeast hunt.
Even though it's only November children will begin to learn our nativity songs ready for our big performance at Blackburn Cathedral on 13th December.
How you can help at home :)
Read with your child every night, talk through and discuss the story and characters.
Counting regularly with your child, both forwards and backwards. If they read every night they will get dojos in school as a reward.
Ask your child about their day, we do lots of different activities throughout the day and they will love to share.
Ensure your child's book bag is in school everyday.
Complete the homework given out on a Friday with them, this reflects the learning throughout the week.
Please use the handwriting sheet given on Parent's Evening to practise handwriting daily with your child at home. If you would like a sheet please ask at the door.
Please ensure your child brings in their book bag every day. Also make sure that you check these bags every night for any messages or letters that might have been given out. Please can you make sure that you label all of your child’s clothes, this includes all parts of their uniform, PE kits, coats and shoes, as this helps us to find the owner of the item much faster!! We have PE on Wednesdays, please ensure your child's PE kit is in school.
You will receive newsletters and information from school regularly, however, if you have and questions or queries please do not hesitate to speak to me.