Acorn Class Curriculum Provision – Summer Term 2018

Acorn Class Curricular Provision Summer Term 2018

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.

During the first half of the term, our curriculum topic will be ‘Superheroes’. As part of this topic we will look at the characteristics and powers of both superheroes and villains through reading lots of different Superhero stories. Through these stories we will concentrate on retelling the narrative, story language and also developing understanding of how stories are structured, thinking about what happens in the beginning, middle and end before writing our own superhero stories. As well as having a literacy focus, through this topic, we will also look at how we can stay strong and healthy.

In the second part of the term, we will begin our next topic, ‘Blast Off!’  During this topic children will learn about different aspects of outer space including rockets, astronauts and the solar system. We will continue to focus on stories for part of the term, this time with a space theme, building up to writing our own space themed adventure stories. We will also look at information books and, across the term, will make our own.

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) and simple words containing more than one syllable.

Three or four key words will also be introduced each week and flash cards sent home for pupils in their Letters and Sounds wallet which, again, should be kept in their book bag so that we can add new words. I really cannot stress enough how beneficial it is to your child if recognition of these is reinforced at home, daily when possible.

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 (not just once for each book). This can make such a difference to your child’s progress and is very important for their development.

Please 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 us know, please feel free to write us 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, symmetry, measures and 2D and 3D shape. This term we will also introduce counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 and what this means.

Tapestry homework will continue to be added on a Friday so please ensure you check it as these activities will always link with your child’s development or will help to reinforce learning within school.

Children will continue to take part in Forest Learning sessions with Mrs Stavrou and Miss Bateman 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.

Children will take part in physical development sessions on Thursday afternoons so please ensure that PE kits are in school for this day. Please ensure that all items of clothing (including shirts, trousers, dresses, shoes etc) are named as we’ve had a lot of unnamed clothing items recently and this often makes changing after PE very time consuming.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and see me.

I hope this information is of help to you.