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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.

 

Our topic on our return to school will be 'On the Beach'. During this topic, your child will visit Mudeford Quayside and  beach, they will learn about animals that live in rock pools and on the seashore. They will explore days out at the beach and compare their experiences with beach holidays in the past. They will learn about the animals that live in the sea and find out about worldwide seas and oceans. They will explore the importance of looking after the environment to keep living things safe. They will learn about staying safe at the beach and find out about people who help us.

 

Supporting your child at home

  • Go for a day out at the beach, and investigate a rock pool.
  • Look at pictures of family days out at the beach and talk about the activities you enjoy.
  • Use Google Earth to look at images of seas and oceans around the world.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.

 

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

Week 1 - Lucy and Tom at the Seaside
Week 2 - Who's Hiding at the Seaside?
Week 3 - Somebody Swallowed Stanley
Week 4 - Come away from the water Shirley!

Week 5 - Tiddler
Week 6 - Say Goodbye... Say Hello

We follow White Rose Maths to support our teaching and learning of Maths. This half term, the children will be looking at: consolidating key skills learned already, numbers to 20 and beyond, counting patterns beyond 10, spatial reasoning and positional language.

We continue our Read Write Inc. Phonics programme, children will be taught sounds and how to blend sounds to decode words. We will be teaching 'Red Words' daily throughout this half term. The children are now streamed and taught according to their next steps in learning.

Please continue to support reading at home by hearing your child practice their Phonics book and by reading a range of books to develop reading for pleasure.

Our Jigsaw PSHE unit this half term is 'Changing Me', we will be looking at naming some of our body parts, keeping our bodies healthy and understanding that we grow from babies into adults.

Bushcraft sessions happen every Tuesday - please send in sun hats and make sure your child has sun cream on.

PE lessons will be interwoven with our topic this term, please send in your child's PE on a Monday. Swimming lessons continue on Thursdays. We also complete the Daily Mile each day, so can change into PE shoes if preferred.

 

Important Dates 

Tuesday 7th June - Mudeford Trip 

Friday 15th July - 2pm Sports Day

Wednesday 20th July - 2pm finish  - Last day of term


 Please share the Did you Know? discuss the questions and promote the use of the vocabulary included on it.

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