Cheriton Primary School

Cheriton Primary School
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The school is vibrant, cultural heritages are valued and celebrated. Outstanding engagement with parents. Pupils lives are enriched because you make the most of the diverse cultral and social mix. All staff are proud to work here and enjoy being part of the school. Ofsted

Topics

Celebrations are special!

This half term we will spend time developing our skills as communicators and our understanding of the world around us. We will think about special times in our lives that we share with our families and friends. We will look at the customs and beliefs of different people within our classroom community, school community and the wider world.

We will also learn all about the Christmas celebration and put on a nativity performance of our own!

In mathematics we will be looking at sequencing and forming numbers and matching numbers to quantities and how to count accurately.

Phonics—We will continue to work through phase 2, developing the children’s skills to recognise initial sounds and blend CVC words.

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time focuses very much on the development of the children’s literacy skills through the exciting topic of fairy tales. We will visit many of the children’s favourite stories such as the Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Jack and the Beanstalk.

During this half term we will also visit the theme of growing and changes within the natural world and materials. We will do lots of fabulously exciting thing such as growing beanstalks, making jelly, baking Gingerbread, cooking porridge and melting ice.

In mathematics we will be looking at 3D shapes and their properties, measuring length and learning the related vocabulary and beginning to share out small amounts fairly .

Phonics—We will continue to revisit the sounds in Phase 2 but will now introduce Phase 3 sounds and begin to blend and segment words with digraphs and trigraphs.

If you go down to the woods today…

This topic is among the children’s favourites as it really focuses on their love of the outside and animals. We will travel through our topic using these stories— The Gruffalo, Where the wild things are, We are going on a Bear Hunt and the Owl Babies.

We will spend lots of time visiting our wildlife area to look for mini beast and places that animals might like to make their home, we will go on Gruffalo and Bear Hunts and explore the concept of coming out of hibernation as spring begins to approach. 

This term we will be thinking about how we can find information and how the internet, books and knowledgeable people can help us to learn.

In mathematics we will be looking at the concept of addition and subtraction and using lots of practical methods to practise these skills.

Phonics—We will continue to develop the children’s abilities within Phase 3, allowing them to consolidate these skills and begin to read and write with greater ease.

I am a Super Hero

This is a particularly exciting topic and one which gets our children using their imaginations, thinking about who helps our communities and exploring how to stay safe and healthy.

The children will have opportunities to talk about what they are good at and how they know this, learn about emergency services and the vital role they play, look at and put in to practise how they can help people and also why it is important that they eat a balanced diet and receive plenty of exercise.

In mathematics we will look at weight and capacity and the corresponding vocabulary, sequencing events that are familiar to us using time related vocabulary and practising our positional and directional language.

Phonics— We will introduce Phase 4 where children will consolidate the skills they have learnt so far as well as begin to blend and segment more complex words.

Oh I do like to live beside the Seaside

This topic is designed to take full advantage of our local area, children will use the knowledge they already have of living close to the seaside to enjoy learning new information and reading stories focused around this theme.

We will look at the living things that live beneath the surface of the sea, why the sea is useful to us as people, we will learn about seaside traditions and visit our local harbour and beach.

In mathematics we will be looking at doubling and halving whilst also revisiting shape and number skills.

Phonics— We will introduce Phase 5 where children will begin to learn new digraphs and  trigraphs.

Transition

As the Summer term is our last term in the Foundation Stage we will be supporting our children and parents to make the transition to Year One. We will spend time supporting the children with their feelings and reassuring them that Year One is just as fantastic as the Foundation Stage. The children will have opportunities to meet their new teacher, visit their new classes and vote on their new classes name before the end of the term.