Learning Letter- Summer 1 2018
During this half term we will continue to use our knowledge of letters and sounds to date to read and write words that can be sounded out. We will also work hard to read real and nonsense words, applying knowledge of our phonics in preparation for the phonics screening. We will continue to practise our letter formation and use cursive handwriting.
We have worked hard to read and spell some common words found on p.46 and p.47 of our reading diaries and we are beginning to develop a wider vocabulary.
This half term our topic is The Jungle. We will begin by reading and writing non-fiction texts about mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians, linked to our Science learning. We will use the contents, index and glossary in a non-fiction book to find information and develop our vocabulary further.
We will use ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ by Giles Andreae to write our own rhyming couplets about animals we are learning about.
We will continue to develop our knowledge of sentence- using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We will also use conjunctions to extend our sentences and adjectives to up-level our writing. We will apply grammar in our writing by using commas to separate adjectives and apostrophes for possession.
We will write numbers 0-100 using the correct orientation. We will continue to solve missing number calculations- requiring addition and subtraction skills. We will use our knowledge of partitioning to add and subtract using the column method.
We will develop our working scientifically skills through the exploration of animals. We will group animals based on whether they are carnivores, omnivores or herbivores. We will also identify, draw and label animals based on their physical features.
In geography we are looking at the Seaside. We will look closely at the weather in different parts of the world, and identify human and physical features.