We will start this half term by learning the story 'Goat and Donkey in the Great Outdoors'. To launch our new story the children have listened to sound clips and found out about different outdoor places and settings.
We will read a little bit of the story each day so that we can make predictions, write questions to ask the characters using question marks, explore vocabulary and find out about speech.
The children will also learn the story off by heart using T4W before changing the main characters to create their new story. They will also learn about suffixes and include these in their writing.
We have been looking at recounts in English over the last few weeks. The children brought in photographs and objects from a family event they have attended and shared them during circle time. We then read recounts of different events to highlight the features of this type of text.
The children have sequenced photographs of our visit to see Andrew in the Methodist Church. He helped us learn all about Baptism. The children used this as a plan for their writing and have written lovely recounts about this special visit.
We started this half term by looking at poetry. The children have been exploring different seaside-themed poems and have been finding interesting vocabulary. They have written their own seaside poem called 'Swimming in the Ocean'. The children made up actions to match the words and performed their poems to Reception class.
The children have been exploring the differences between fiction and non-fiction texts. They have read different information books and identified lots of different features and what they are used for e.g. the contents and glossary pages.
The children then picked their favourite sea animal to write about and they have created their own non-fiction information booklet. Super work everybody!