Summer 2 2022
Summer Term 1 ‘Wild Explorers’
In EYFS, we will be going on a wild adventure to explore different types of animals from around the world. The children will also have first hand experience of observing and handling a range of creatures during our Spirit Of The Wild visit in July. The children will explore a range of birds of prey, amphibians, mammals and reptiles!
We will be exploring facts about animals such as their habitat, their eating habits and also learn about animal conservation.
The topic will also provide the opportunity to explore different countries around our beautiful world.
We will be using different key texts to support our learning, such as:
*Click on the book title or the story image to watch an interactive version of story*
This is also Essex Year Of Reading!
This is a brilliant initiative launched by Essex to promote reading. Enjoying the fun of reading is the first step to becoming a confident reader, see how we can help you.
The Essex Year of Reading app will inspire you or your child to read with confidence. Use the free digital library to enjoy immersive audio readings, animations, quizzes and download texts to read offline anytime, anywhere.
You’ll find information about Essex libraries, online and in-person events as well as exciting competitions and challenges, updated throughout the year.
You’ll be able to choose from the:
- pupil library – including poetry and fiction and non-fiction stories
- literacy boosting library – including high-interest and phonics-based reading support
- parent or carer library – including guides on how to support your child’s reading and wider learning
(Please click the link to download the app through google play)
https://www.getepic.com You can read many of your favourite fairytales on this site. Try free for 30 days.
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/ - Different books and games to explore
Please remember to use the hashtag on tapestry #readingrecord and have enjoyed seeing all our children reading at home.
Please continue to use #Oracy to share examples of the children's language development. At Silver End we are working to ensure that our children are confident orators that have the vocabulary and presence to share their ideas.
Please continue to use #ParentNoticeBoard through Tapestry to share any good articles, research and strategies to support awareness of child development. We hope you have found these resources useful.
Please continue to practise your Songs of Sounds phonic song daily to reinforce your knowledge of letter sounds and the accompanying actions.
PE sessions to be held every Friday morning. Please ensure that all items in your child's PE bag are clearly labelled. Please also remember to celebrate the children's independent attempts at getting changed.
Learning logs will be handed out every Friday to be returned the following week with completed work by very latest Thursday.
We use Tapestry to share experiences from home and use our language to communicate confidently using our Oracy strategies:
- Listening to the children who are speaking
- Projecting our voices to speak clearly
- Speaking in clear sentences
- Using vocabulary to express our ideas
- Looking at our audience when we are speaking
- Making sure our hands and fingers are away from our mouths to promote clarity
This half term the children will be exposed to a range of 'tricky words' (words that cannot be sounded out - such as my, you, they, all, are) as well as a recap of all the sounds in Stage 1. They will have the opportunity to continue forming the graphemes (letters) and apply them to read a range of words. We will continue to work on how to spot the phonemes (sounds) in words and how to use sound buttons to blend the sounds together to form words. We will also be learning different strategies to support to read words (chunking and counting numbers of syllables within words).
Please continue to practise your songs of sounds phonic song to reinforce your knowledge of letter sounds
Please find attached some links to phonic games that your child can explore to develop their awareness of and discrimination of sounds.
Reading is promoted through application of phonics. We are also promoting reading for pleasure through our reading corner. Each week we have the opportunity to explore a core book to develop the children's vocabulary and imagination. We send home reading books and reading records so you can enjoy reading together at home. Each child will also to read to an adult at least twice a week in school. During this half term we will also be taking the children in small groups to our school library. This will be a fantastic way to develop reading for pleasure and also extending children's vocabulary.
Please use the #readingrecord to add a note on Tapestry about your child's reading progress.
During our Literacy sessions we will be applying our phonic knowledge and the use of tricky and high frequency words to explore a range of writing features. We will be exploring caption writing, the use of finger spaces between words and simple punctuation such as full stop. We will be developing our recognition of Upper and Lower case graphemes. We will be continuing to practise correct letter formation when writing our names, CVC words and simple captions. Through our topic we will be exploring meaningful writing experiences such as writing recipes, invitations and posters.
At Silver End Academy we follow the Power Maths scheme of work. This half term we will start our learning by reviewing 2D shapes and exploring
the idea that shapes can have other shapes within them. We will then be learning about counting forwards and backwards from a given number in order to add and subtract. We will also be introducing the mathematical patterns of doubling, halving and odd and even numbers. We will be continuing to develop children’s
understanding of the different elements that can be
measured. Children will learn to measure volume and
capacity through investigation.
Understanding of the World
In this topic, the children will continue to explore the world around them and will describe what they see, hear and feel when outside. They will explore more of the natural world by be having different guests visit our classroom, from tadpoles to caterpillars. Allowing children to make real life observations, recording what they can see and watching them grow and change!
The children are taught PE by a dedicated Sports Coach. Our PE sessions are held every Friday morning. Please ensure that your child brings in their PE kit into school at the beginning of the first week back.
We also have a range of fine motor activities in the classroom and the children are encouraged to use gross motor movements whilst playing outside in the garden.
Our Code of Conduct:
As a class we developed a bank of rules for us all to follow
- We share with our friends
- We will help to tidy up
- We use kind hands and feet
- We listen to each other
- We use our manners