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Acorn Class

Teaching Team: Miss Traviss and Miss Burkinshaw.

If you have any questions speak to one of us before or after school or email acorn@st-barnabas.kent.sch.uk

Remember to check your child's Tapestry account to see what they have been up to in school!

Tuesday and Friday - reading books are changed, if your child has read the book at least twice.

Wednesday - library books are changed, if your child has returned the previous one.

Thursday - PE day, please ensure your child is dressed in their PE kit. 

This Week's Learning.....

In Phonics, we are learning phase 2 letter sounds. This week we learning the sounds:

g o c k 

We will be learning the tricky words:

a, the 

 We will be learning in smaller and more focussed groups. We will be using magnetic letters to have a go at hearing the sounds in words and writing them and play 'bag of sounds' where we have to match our letter sound to an object. 

We will be continuing to segment and blend words for reading and writing. We will continue using sound buttons and will introduce phoneme frames (see below). Alphablocks is a great TV programme to watch to help support children with their blending. You can find episodes on BBC iplayer and ww.youtube.com. 

                          Pin on Phonics activities           

      Please look at the Phonics and reading tabs on the right for further ideas. 

In Maths, we will be looking at the numbers 1 2 and 3. We will begin to count backwards and show this means we are taking something away and will introduce this with songs like 5 currant buns, 5 little speckled frogs and 5 little ducks. We will be comparing more and less using plates of items and duplo to build towers. We will begin to introduce addition by showing that a given number is formed by two smaller numbers being added together, shown below using animals in a field and numicon pieces. 

                                               

   Please look at the Maths tab on the right for further ideas.

 

 In RE, we are thinking about who Jesus is and that the Jesus we talk about as an adult is the same person as the baby in the nativity story. 

We will be introducing helicopter stories this week. During helicopter stories, the children have the opportunity to have an adult scribe their story for them, then they have the opportunity to act the story out with other children. This week we will act out a familiar story, Goldilocks and the three bears, to get us used to performing in front of others. 

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