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St Anne's Infants' School

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Reach for the Stars

Term 4

In term 4 our enquiry is "How have I changed?" We will be Historians as we look back at our own lives and think about what has changed and the things we have learnt. We will even be thinking about what life was like in our families before we were born.

 

Another way that we will explore the past is through our literacy texts this term which are all about dinosaurs! We will be reading the book Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs and will be looking at lots of non-fiction books to find information about different dinosaurs. Our focus for writing this term is to be writing sentences. We will look particularly at how to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops as well as using our phonics skills and key words in our writing.

 

In phonics this term, we will be consolidating our knowledge of Read Write Inc Set 2 sounds. We will revisit each of the sounds so that the children are more familiar with recognising these sounds when they see them in words and can use them in their own writing.

 

 

 

 

We start Maths this term by introducing numbers 9 and 10, we will engage in finding different representations using a ten frame, number shapes, fingers, die, money, number line et. We recognise the 1 more/1less relationship between 9 and 10 and how this is can be identified on the ten frames. 

We will explore the composition of 9 and 10 finding the different parts (2 or more) that 9 and 10 can be partitioned into. We can use our conceptual subitising to recognise the smaller parts that make up the whole for example 3 groups of 3 make 9.

Now we have looked at all the numbers from 0-10  we will revisit comparing groups of objects and numbers, using the language of more than, fewer than, same, equal.  We can use this information to help us to order numbers to 10 and recognise the 1 more/1 less relationship of the numbers. 

We continue to practise knowing our number bonds to 5 and will concentrate on learning our number bonds to 10, finding and learning the pairs of numbers that add together to make 10.

To support your child at home you can go on a number 9 and number 10 hunt around the house or on your walk.  You could explore money 1p’s, 2p’s, 5p’s and 10p’s how can you make 9 and 10 using the different coins?  You can buy a pack of 10 eggs from the supermarket and use the empty box as a 10 frame and explore the composition of 9 and 10 using two different toys/shapes of pasta or using a paper 10 frame and two colours how can you make 9 or 10 using the 2 colours.  Using Lego/Duplo bricks can you make a number line staircase adding one more brick to make each number, what can your child tell you when they compare different towers. 

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