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Term 6

Term 6 - All around the world

We hope you had a fantastic half term holiday and enjoyed spending time with your families. If you have any photos that you would like to share, please upload these to your child's learning journal. 


This term our topic is `All around the world` and the children will be learning about different countries and cultures and discussing similarities and differences. We will be starting our learning this week by exploring the continent of Africa and reading Handa's Surprise and the sequel Handa's Hen. Throughout the term, the children will continue to read stories in their phonics lessons by applying their sounds and writing sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. In our Maths learning, our focus will continue to be on numbers to 20 but also exploring doubles, halves and sharing. 


 This term the children will be practising their athletic skills and taking part in Gymnastics sequences. This will prepare the children for Sports day but also continue to support them with working collaboratively with others too. With the weather improving, please can I ask children come into school with plenty of water and a sun hat to protect them when playing outside. 

Weaving paper, counting objects, Africa inspired art, fine motor development and lots of fellowship shown this week in Joy class.


We have looked at making numbers using tens and ones. The children were able to say how many tens and ones are in a number and represent this with the manipulatives.

We looked at some traditional African cultures and listened to some African instruments. The children then had the chance to explore using a Djembe drum.