This half term, we will be starting each week with a story. We have carefully selected the stories based upon our children's interests, classic sories and traditional tales. 

Many of the children have shown an interest in Space. Therefore we will be basing our learning during week 1 on 'Aliens love Underpants' by the popular author Claire Freedman. Reception will learn about the solar system. Week 2 will be based upon 'The Gingerbread Man', one of our favourite traditional tales. Activities will include a scientific investigation to help the Gingerbread man to cross the river safely! Next we will continue with our traditional tales and read 'The Three Little Pigs'. We will build new houses for the pigs and explore the characteristics of the Big Bad wolf. In our last two weeks, we will look at modern classics by popular children authors. The children love 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson We will eplore rhyme, and act out the story. Our last story will be 'We're going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen' and will explore and make different environments and habitats.

Starting with a story allows us to develop reading and comprehension skills throughout the week, whilst engaging in all areas of learning.

Through our FUN maths we will gain fluency in our counting forwards and back within 20 and doubling and halving numbers.

In our daily Power Maths we will be covering the following areas - To know and use number, To add and subtract and Numerical patterns.

In our daily phonics sessions we will be learning new sounds ar, or, ur, ow, oi,ear,air and ure blending and segmenting. We will also be learning to read and spell some common exception words some, one, said, come, do, so, have, there, out and like

We will be following phonics each day with our guided reading text, which will be the same text throughout the week as the e book that the children have allocated on Rising Stars each week. Throughout the week we will build in decoding skills, developing fluency and comprehension skills. These titles are; Lost, Zig Zag Zebra, The Flat, Sasha Snail's Trip and Chimpanzees.

We will continue with our daily Zumos session to scale our feelings and encourage a positive mindset. Again we will be awarding lots of Dojos for our Early Years children.