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St Anne's Infants' School


Reach for the Stars

Term 3

Author writers:

As author writers, we are consolidating the key skills from term 2 and moving onto the following areas this term:-

  • Write sequences of linked sentences to form stories and non-fiction 
  • Children to use correct tense e.g. we were, not we was and subject e.g. the trees are, not the trees is 
  • Begin to use question marks and exclamation marks in their writing
  • Use the conjunction ‘and’ to join simple sentences forming compound sentences e.g. I went to the park and it was fun. Tom was playing and he fell over.
  • Describe character and setting using: noun, adjectives, verbs, story language from known stories e.g. Little red riding hood walked through the deep dark forest.


We will also be enjoying reading a range of texts as authors including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.



This term we will be continuing to work on number and place value in the following ways:

Week 1 - Number, Subtraction

Week 2 - Geometry, Shape

Week 3 & 4 - Number, Place Value, Multiples of 2, 5 and 10

Week 5 & 6 - Measurement, Length & Height


Ways you could help to support us learning to count in multiples 2, 5 and 10

- counting pairs of socks (2)

- counting hands (5)

- counting toes (10)



This term we will be consolidating our knowledge of set 2 sounds and learning the following sounds:

- are (care and share)

- er (ir, ur) (a better letter)

- ur (ir) (nurse with a purse)

- ow (ou) (brown cow)

- ai (ay, a-e) (snail in the rain)

- oa (goat in a boat)

- ew (chew the stew)

- ue (clue in the glue)

- ire (fire, fire)

- ear (hear with your ear)

- ure (sure its pure)


Phonics play is a great resource to use to support learning these sounds. The children enjoy playing 'Obb and Bob' where they need to read a range of real and alien words containing these sounds (if you click on each phase, the different sounds are containing within there):


Use your RWI cards and sound mats to support you at home.

Please come and see a class teacher if you are unsure of how best to support your child with their phonics at home.



This term we will be starting a new enquiry 'How does my city change?' We will be learning as Scientists, exploring how the weather changes, and will start this enquiry with an exciting dress up day on Weds 8th Jan (dress as a type of weather).  We will also be Geographers, researching the equator and comparing countries that are hot and cold. We will complete the enquiry as Author writers, writing factual weather reports. 


Our following enquiry will be 'Katie's Starry Night?' which builds upon the weather learning as artists replicating Van Gogh's Starry Night painting.