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Mrs Sarah Hall

Brooke Primary School

At the heart of it all is the child.

F2SW

All Aboard!

Our theme for the spring term is All Aboard!  As part of our theme we will explore different modes of transport and journeys to different places.  We will share a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts related to the theme; below is a list of our weekly focus texts.

 

Emma Jane’s Aeroplane

Katie Haworth

The Great Balloon Hullabaloo

Peter Benchy

The Hundred Decker Bus

Mike Smith

 

 

 

All Aboard For The Bobo Road

Stephen Davies

Cycle City

Alison Farrell

Mrs Armitage On Wheels

Quentin Blake

Mr Gumpy’s Outing

John Burningham

The Duck In The Truck

Jez Alborough

 

Phonics

Within phonics we will move onto reading and writing words including phase 3 sounds. These sounds are displayed upon the sound mat below.

We will continue to practise reading and writing phase 2 phonics tricky words:

We will also begin to learn to recognise the phase 3 phonics tricky words:

Guided Reading

This term the children will begin Guided Reading in addition to reading their individual reading books. Each week the children will read a text as part of a small group to their teacher. They will then answer comprehension questions in relation to the text.  The list below shows the day that each group will participate within Guided Reading.

Monday

 

Angelfish Group

Tuesday

 

Dolphin Group

Wednesday

 

Jellyfish Group

Thursday

 

Turtle Group

Friday

Additional individual readers and handwriting practise.

 

Maths

Within Maths our weekly focus will be:

Using ordinal numbers ie 1st, 2nd, 3rd...

Saying the number that is one less than another number.

Subtraction using counting objects.

Representation and ordering of numbers to 20.

Combining groups – counting in twos

Sharing amounts into equal groups.

Doubling amounts.

 

Topic

Within our topic sessions we will cover different aspects of the curriculum linked to our theme and focus texts. For example, we will make box model rockets, paper aeroplanes and mosaic balloons.  We will also explore cities, staying healthy and move onto learning about life-cycles and Easter within the second half of the spring term.

So jump on board and enjoy the ride from January through to April within F2SW!

 

Mrs Whitfield – Class Teacher

 

Mrs Long – Teaching Assistant

 

Mrs Stent and Mrs Meakin volunteers

 

At the heart of it all is the child.