Week Commencing 8th April
After the holiday we are starting our new topic, ‘Under the Sea.’ We will be learning about the ocean, what lives in it, exploring the beach and talking about how to be safe around water. We will also be starting our swimming lessons the first week back so please make sure you get all your swimming costumes organised, including swimming caps and goggles.
A song that the children always enjoy as part of this topic is, ‘There’s a Hole at the Bottom of the Sea.’ You can share it together at home below:
We will continue to develop our rhyming skills during Term 3 and we will start to work on our oral blending skills as well. This will help us to be fully prepared to start our ‘reading journey’ when your children join Reception next year 🙂
In maths we will be sorting and classifying objects as we explore the concepts of sinking and floating, We will identify objects that sink and float and sort them accordingly. We will then be sharing our thoughts about why we think some things sink and why some float and if there are ways to check our ideas.
We will, of course, continue with all the other basic math skills such as counting, number recognition, and matching a quantity to a numeral along with identifying and using shapes and measure.
Swimming will be starting the week commencing 8th April. The children will need: a swimming costume, towel, swimming hat and goggles and they will need to have their underwear in their bag ready for when they get changed after swimming. Please also make sure that all clothes are labelled to avoid losing anything.
Children should come to school dressed in their swimming costume underneath their PE uniform.
Please continue to practise dressing and undressing at home so the children are able to do this independently.
Trip to the Theatre
The Very Hungry Caterpillar trip is on Monday 16th April. All the children should be at school by 7:45 and the classroom door will be open from 7:30 for that day. This is so we can get onto the bus and depart from school by 8am.
Dates for your Diary
8th April- First day of term 3
16th April- ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Theatre Trip
31st May- End of Year Concert