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Welcome to Totem Class

 

We are incredibly excited about welcoming our new children and their families into our school community. We believe that the transition from the child's current setting to our school is more important than ever this year. We have produced a guide which shares our role in supporting the child's move to the next stage in their school journey.

 

Welcome to Totem Class

 

We are incredibly excited about welcoming our new children and their families into our school community. We believe that the transition from the child's current setting to our school is more important than ever this year. We have produced a guide which shares our role in supporting the child's move to the next stage in their school journey.

 

In the second half of the Autumn Term, we will be looking at 'Night Time' We will be doing a variety of science experiments as well as spending time outside collecting materials to make natural sculptures.

 

We will be investigating sinking and floating, creating our own versions of Van Gough's Starry Night and creating shadow puppets.

 

Towards the end of the term, the children will look at the Christmas story and christmas traditions from around the world.

 

The children will have the opportunity to bake seasonal foods including editable sparklers and gingerbread. 

 

Each week we will be reading a different story linked to our overarching theme 'Autumn'. From this, we will create various writing opportunities.

Week 1 - Firework Poems

Week 2 - A Winter's Sleep

Week 3 - Stickman

Week 4 - Star in a Jar

Week 5 - Dark, Dark Tale

Week 6 - The Gingerbread Man (Our traditional tale of the term)

Week 7 - The Polar Express

 

We follow White Rose Maths to support our teaching and learning of Maths. This half term, the children will be looking at: the numbers 4 and 5, one more and one less, money and time including days of the week, months of the year and daily routines.

 

We continue our Read Write Inc. Phonics programme, children will be taught sounds and how to blend sounds to decode words. Once children are able to blend sounds, we send home a reading book to allow them to practice phonics at home. Please continue to support reading for pleasure at home by reading a range of books.

 

Our Jigsaw PSHE unit this half term is 'Celebrating Difference', we will be developing our understanding of how everyone is different, how to use kind words and how to help someone who is being bullied.

 

Forest School sessions happen every Tuesday - please send in wellies and waterproof coats/ trousers for this session. We have plenty of waterproof trousers or wellies if required.

 

PE sessions will be on Thursdays with our PE Specialist Instructor. Please send in PE Kits on a Monday in case we fit in an additional session or your child needs to get changed at any point. We also complete the Daily Mile each day, so can change into PE shoes if preferred.

 

Homework - Across the school, we use an activity grid approach which enables children to pick one activity per week to complete at home. This provides the opportunity to apply and consolidate classroom learning. 

 

 

 

Autumn Term 2 Homework

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