Welcome to Mercury Class and Wincanton Primary School
Your teacher is Mrs Allan (nee Fournier) , Mrs Russell and Mrs Hunt will help in your class too.
Your Learning Experience is Once Upon a Time
Hook: Friday 1st March 2019
Dressing up as their favourite fairytale character.
The children will make an Easter Bonnet at home in preparation for our Easter Bonnet Parade. Date onFriday 5th April.
Take home task:
To make a fairy garden or castle using their knowledge of fairytales for imaginative ideas.
Bring to school by: Friday 22nd March 2019
During the first week of this Learning experience the children will take part in their ‘Hook day.’ For this day we are asking the children to dress up as their favourite fairytale character. (Friday 1stMarch)
The Hook Day shall involve having a ballroom dance in the hall while sharing the story of ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ The second activity will give the children the opportunity to share the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and make and eat their own porridge choosing from a variety of flavourings to make it ‘just right.’ In the final activity the children will share the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and will be constructing ‘houses’ from different materials that are used in the story. They will then have the opportunity to ‘blow the house down.’
This half term we shall be focusing on traditional tales. We shall read the children a selection of texts but the focus texts will be, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and Three Bears. The children will retell the stories using puppets and masks and learn the skill of story mapping. This will ensure that the children are immersed fully in the story structures and types of language used when they choose to write their own stories. The children will also be eating pancakes and writing instructions on the best way to flip them! We shall continue to develop their skills of blending and segmenting and using a capital letter at the beginning of their sentence.
Our maths begins this term with the children recognising and building numbers within 20. They will be introduced to subtraction beginning with finding 1 less. The children will continue with subtraction using concrete objects to take away, moving onto pictorial representations of subtraction, to reading and solving a number equations. Once the children are secure with the concept of subtraction they shall apply these skills to so they can problem solve. Towards the end of the half term we shall focus on doubling and halving amounts.
Understanding of the World
Our Understanding the World focus will be comparing and exploring a range of materials. We will be looking at similarities and differences, what they can be used for and how strong they are. Children will explore where and how these materials might be used in their own environment and will discuss this together.
Expressive Arts and Design
Although the children have daily opportunities to access the creative area, this half term we shall have a focus on painting. The children will learn about painting portraits and looking at and applying detail to their paintings. We will also be having lots of lovely Easter activities.
Personal, Social, Emotional Development
The children will be thinking of our families and how people look after them. We would welcome you to join us for ‘Our Family Assembly’ on Wednesday 27th March 9.00-9.30am.
We aim to follow this plan as closely as possible however, best practise is following the children’s interests and motivations, so this could change slightly along the way!
How you can support your child at home:
Practice writing numbers to 20 and recognising them randomly.