Welcome back! Our topic this half-term is… Fantastic stories! We will be looking at 5 different exciting stories over the coming weeks. Please see the list below.
Week 1: The Tiger who came to tea – Judith Kerr
Week 2: How to hide a lion – Helen Stephens
Week 3: Where the wild things are – Maurice Sendak
Week 4: We’re going on a bear hunt – Michael Rosen
Week 5: On the way home – Jill Murphy
These stories will be available at your local library or alternatively you can search for them on Youtube.
Things to try at home – How can I make these stories more meaningful?
Week 1: Support your child to write a simple shopping list. Use the shopping list to buy the items in the supermarket.
Week 2: Make a lion mask and play hide seek at home. Or use a soft toy to play hide and seek. Encourage your child to describe where the toy is hiding e.g. “Under the bed” or “Behind the curtain”.
Week 3: Draw your own ‘Wild thing’ story. Where could you sail to? What do you monsters looks like?
Week 4: Draw a map of the bear hunt story. What do they go through first? Sequence the story with your map.
Week 5: Can you think of own funny explanations for why Clare hurt her knee? Draw the pictures to match.
We will be looking at the following maths topics this half-term:
-Counting objects and writing the number.
-Using positional language e.g. over, under, on, next to or behind.
-Patterns in numbers e.g. 2s, 5s, or 10s.
-1 more and 1 less e.g. “What’s one more than 10?” “What’s one less than 16?”
Please speak to a member of the reception team if you have any questions or need support.