Mrs Turner & Mrs Callas
This half term we will be sharing the text 'Jasper's Beanstalk' by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen. With the help of Jasper the cat, the children in Reception and Nursery will learn all about how to take care of a beanstalk and learn the importance of being patient!
As well as beanstalks, we will also be planting sunflowers and cress as well as taking care of the strawberries and herbs that are already growing in our vegetable garden.
As always, we will be using the story to introduce children to new vocabulary and encouraging them to talk about the story in depth. We will be learning to answer 'why' questions and follow instructions carefully.
Later in the term, we will be sharing the texts 'Oliver's Vegetables' and 'Handa's Surprise' and looking at the different fruit and vegetables that can be grown in countries around the world. We'll also get to sample the delicious fruit and vegetables.
Children in Reception will be continuing to develop their sentence writing skills by retelling stories and keeping bean diaries.
We will be continuing to develop our fine motor skills by exploring mark making, strengthening our hands and practising our letter formation.
Phonics: We use a carefully planned phonics strategy, based upon ‘Letters and Sounds’ which progressively teaches the children the children how to sound out words to read them and then hear the sounds in words to be able to write them.