Summer Term 2022
Summer 1 2022
Building Numbers Beyond 10
The children will be encouraged to identify and build numbers up to 20 (and beyond) using a range of resources. These resources will support the children to see that larger numbers are composed of full 10s and part of the next 10. There will also be opportunities for the children to recognise that the numbers 1-9 repeat after every full 10.
The children will be given opportunities to complete jigsaws and shape puzzles. They will explore selecting and rotating shapes to fit a space. Children will be asked to explain why they chose a particular shape and why a different shape would not have fit.
Addition and Subtraction
The children will use real life objects to see that a quantity of objects can be changed by adding more or by taking objects away. The first, then, now structure will be used to create mathematical stories in meaningful contexts. They will be encouraged to also use known number facts to solve simple number sentences.
This half term we are looking at some Traditional Tales e.g. The Gingerbread Man and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Towards the end we will be looking at tales from Africa and finding out about the country as well.
Writing outcomes will include lists, labels, instructions, character writing and developing longer narrative pieces of writing.
We have now completed all of the sounds required but of course we will be revising these and providing lots of opportunities to apply phonic knowledge to reading and writing. We are continuing to use Bug Club phonics and are keen for you to access the books online as well as reading the books that come home weekly. Several weeks of this half term will also be used to tackle more tricky words and these will come home each week as part of the home learning.
Personal, social and emotional development
As we near the end of this our focus is to encourage the children to be confident, to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge. These will be valuable skills as they approach the transition to Year 1.
Our PE sessions will take place outside this term and therefore we will focus on running, jumping, climbing and negotiating space. We will use a range of small equipment to teach aiming ,throwing, catching and for the children to make up their own games.
Communication and Language
Our focus on vocabulary development will continue through Literacy and other curriculum areas. Children will be encouraged to offer their own ideas and ask questions to clarify their understanding.
Understanding the World
Our Longitudinal Study on the Seasons will now focus on Spring and then Summer and the natural changes and processes that happen in the natural world.
We will consider similarities and differences between our country and Africa and hopefully have workshops in school on drumming ,African art and storytelling.
Expressive arts and design
The children will explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. We hope to produce some art related to Africa using these skills.
Opportunities will be provided for the children to invent, adapt narratives and perform to an audience with others.