Welcome to Saplings
Please have a look to see what we will be learning about and how you can support at home. We will also display photos of some of the lovely things we have been doing at school! If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Gibson and Mrs Edwards
Saplings Class Teachers
Topics for the Year 2021-2022
Autumn 1 - Farming and Harvest
Autumn 2 - Winter Wonderland
Spring 1 - Space
Spring 2 - Minibeasts
Summer 1 - Animals
Summer 2 - Pirates and the Seaside
The topics will be an over arching theme for each half term,
linking in across all areas of the curriculum.
How you can support your child at home:
Reading at home
Children are expected to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes daily.
School Reading Books are sent home daily and will be changed when your child has read them twice, once for decoding and then the second time for comprehension. Please indicate in the reading diary when you have read with your child so we know that they require a new book.
Please see https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ for more electronic books.
Please see attached list of high frequency words below. The children will be learning to read and write these words. We will start with the Phase 2 word bank and then progress onto Phase 3 and Phase 4.
In Reception children are expected to know the following:
Counting up to 20
Ordering numbers up to 20
Doubling numbers up from 1+1=2 up until 9+9=18
Halving and sharing amounts
Telling the time -the hour- o'clock
Weighing objects and measuring length or height
Here are some suggested websites to help you practise…
This term our topic is Minibeasts.
You could talk to your child about which animals are considered to be minibeasts.
You could make a minibeast at home out of junk modelling or play dough.
You could watch Crazy Critters with Jess, then maybe think of questions you could ask a ladybird or a spider. What might their answer be?
Are there any fantastic facts about Minibeasts?
Could you make up a story about a minibeast, what might it do?
In science in this half term we will be thinking about how animals grow and in particular looking at lifecycles.
Phonics- High Frequency words to learn at home
Useful information for Saplings parents
Homelearning - website access
Something to support letter sounds and phonics, lots of games here to help with learning.
Free home Access for phonics play is: