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Please find all the information for the term ahead.


Term 2

This term, we are looking forward to strengthening our relationships and working collaboratively as a team.


The children will be working together as a class, building relationships and showing kind and considerate behaviour towards their classmates. This term we will spend lots of time learning the classroom rules and making sure everyone feels happy and safe. You can help your children at home by using the same language as us:

  • Kind hands
  • kind words
  • walking feet
  • inside voices
  • listening first time, every time
  • ready for leaning
  • respect each other and our toys
  • choose it, use it, put it back

We will use our class dojos to reward the children when they are demonstrating positive behaviour. 


Topics this term:

Autumn and celebrations

We will look at:

  • the changing seasons, focusing on Autumn
  • Halloween
  • Bonfire night
  • Diwali
  • Road Safety
  • Christmas


Nocturnal animals

We will look at:

  • What nocturnal means
  • Different animals that come out at night including owls and bats.


Talk for Writing (TfW) and literacy

This term we will be:

  • Learning and re-telling the story 'Owl Babies'
  • The children will: re-tell verbally, with actions, using story maps, small world and role play.
  • Talk about characters and settings and think of ways to describe them.
  • Learn new vocabulary from the story such as 
  • Read other stories that compliment this story, for example stories that are set in Autumn or have nocturnal animals in them.
  • Write character descriptions
  • Read information texts about people that help us
  • Learning a new rhyme/poem each week



We will be learning to:

  • Count accurately to 10 and back
  • subitise numbers to 6 (recognising an amount without counting - for example, spots on a dice, shapes of numicon, shapes of numberblocks)
  • Use 1:1 correspondence when counting objects and actions
  • understanding the oneness of 1 and the twoness of two etc.
  • Using fives and tens frames to count (see attachment below).




We will be learning to:

  • Tune into sounds all around us
  • Explore making different sounds
  • Hear all the sounds in words
  • Oral segment and blend using robot talk, for example cat becomes c_a_t (your child does not need to be able to recognise letters or words to do this, they just need to be able to hear the sounds)
  • Begin to use newly learnt sounds in reading and writing
  • Read and write simple sentences that can be read by others
  • Remembering some rainbow words
  • Knowing at least 10 digraphs



We will begin to do some mindfulness and yoga as it helps to focus your child's minds and help them with their physical development.

Rainbow Relaxation: Mindfulness for Children

Enjoy this breathing activity! Made to put a smile on your face and relax you.