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St Anne's Infants' School

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Reach for the Stars

Term 4

This term our enquiry is: How has the world changed?

 

Our enquiry began with finding a dinosaur egg in the school hall! Lots of the children shared the knowledge that they already had about dinosaurs and what happened to them. We will be comparing how the world looked when dinosaurs were alive to how the world looks now and finding out about the different types of dinosaurs and exploring fossils.

 

In literacy our key texts are: Stomp Dinosaur Stomp, Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs and The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past! We will also be looking at non-fiction texts and exploring how we can find information from books and computers. As Author writers we will be writing sentences using finger spaces and will be beginning to write our own short stories. In phonics we are reviewing the Read Write Inc Set 2 sounds, ensuring that the children can apply these sounds in their reading and writing.

As mathematicians this term we will be practising and consolidating our knowledge of number from 0-20, counting by rote to 20, counting objects to 20, recognising numbers 0-20, matching numerals to quantity and ordering numbers 0-20.  We teach the children to recognise how a teen number is made from 1 ten and a number of one's, for example 16 is made of 1 ten and 6 one's and therefore the 1 in 16 is the ten and the 6 is the ones. We then recognise that 20 is made from 2 tens and 0 one's. The children will learn how to subtract/take away an amount from a group of objects, pictorial representations and using number sentences. Ask your child to show the 'Kung-Fu' action for take away! 

 

We will be learning about time and the sequence of our day from when we wake up in the morning, to the afternoon and nighttime.  In Term 1  we introduced 2D shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle, hexagon...) and began matching, recognising, naming and describing the properties of these shapes, looking at the number of sides and corners a 2D shape has.  This term we will continue to learn about 2D shapes and progress to exploring 3D shapes (sphere, cube, cylinder, cone, cuboid, pyramid...) In 3D shapes we will learn to describe properties such as the number of faces, edges and verticies.  Please start collecting interesting junk 3D shapes for the children to explore and build with!

 

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