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AUTUMN (1) September 2019

This half term our topics are Ourselves and Autumn. We will be thinking about similarities and differences between us; thinking about things that we like and dislike; discussing our families and important people; and investigating our senses. We will also explore the Season of Autumn, looking at the changes that take place in our environment and learning some Autumn inspired songs and rhymes.
We will be focusing on counting 1-5. We will be reciting numbers 1 to 5, and looking at how many objects are associated with each number.
Phonics — We will begin daily phonics sessions focusing on listening. We will learn to listen out for sounds around our local environment.
In Language this half term, we will start our ‘Talk for Writing’ programme of work. We will focus on the key texts ‘ The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’. Using these books we will learn to retell stories using props, actions and story maps.
We will be working on our pencil grip when mark making.
Just a reminder that bows and earrings are not permitted in school.
On a Friday children can bring in one small item of interest /toy to be discussed in class.
We will be developing our cutting skills by cutting out shapes.
Please remember to label all personal items including jumpers, coats water bottles and book bags.

Can all children please bring in a spare set of clothes that can be used if they get wet or dirty when playing. A t-shirt, track suit bottoms and a change of underwear will be sufficient.

Here are Ten Benefits of Reading for your Child which should help you to understand the importance of reading with your child.

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