Acorn Class Curriculum Provision – Summer Term 2017

Acorn Class Curricular Provision Summer Term 2017

Below I have outlined what I plan to cover during the summer term so that you have a clear idea of what your son or daughter will be learning.

Our topic for Summer term is ‘Under the Sea’. During the first half of the term,

We will focus on pirates and mermaids. We will read a variety of pirate and/or mermaid stories with a focus on retelling the narrative, story language, the characters behaviours and the settings used. We will also learn about pirate ships and some famous pirates.

After half term we will begin to learn more about the creatures that live under the sea including their names, their habitats, what they eat and their location in the world. During this topic, children will develop their geographical understanding by learning about these creatures and the different seas/oceans of the world. This topic will include a trip to the Sealife Centre and beach at Southend, more details to follow.

We will continue to follow the Letters and Sounds Phonics Program – which now focuses on reading and spelling CCVC and CVCC words (such as trap and help), simple words containing more than one syllable and irregular high frequency words. To enable you to support your child with their spellings, they will now be bringing a spelling activity home each week.

Children will continue to have individual adult led reading sessions as well as group guided reading sessions. Please may I take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of reading with your child and to encourage them to read to you regularly, daily if possible, (not just once for each book).

Feel free to write any notes regarding your child’s reading in their Reading Record Book including particular words they may have found difficult or any comments they may have made about the story. These books are also a great form of  communication for us so if there is anything that you need to let me know, please feel free to write a message.

In mathematics, we will continue to focus on numbers 0 – 20 and beyond, while also covering areas such as estimating, addition, subtraction, doubling, halving, counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10, simple number problems, symmetry, measures and 2D and 3D shape.

Children will continue to take part in Forest Schools with Miss Bateman and Mrs Stavrou on a Wednesday morning so please ensure they have full waterproofs and wellington boots in school. Wearing school trousers, rather than dresses/skirts, would also be a good idea on these days.

For the first three weeks of the term Acorn Class will attend gymnastics and trampolining sessions on a Friday afternoon at Casablanca. Children will then continue to take part in physical development sessions on Thursday afternoons so please ensure that PE kits are in school and earrings are removed for these day. We will also be running daily so please ensure your child has trainers/plimsoles in school daily for these sessions.

Please find attached a new set of WOW vouchers for this term. Last term, children were very keen to share their achievements with their peers and I’m looking forward to continuing this.

I hope to see you at our Celebration of Work Evening  later on this term. Until then, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and see me.