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January

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Read and spell High Frequency words, CVC words and words ending in –ff, -ss, -ll
  • Read and write non-chronological reports

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Subtract
  • Use coins during shopping activities
  • Use Numicon
  • Name and draw 2D shapes
  • Create 2D shape patterns

  • World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Beginning our new topic ‘People who help us’
  • Exploring the role of the fire fighter and lollipop person
  •  
    Thinking skills and personal capabilities
    This month we are learning to ‘Manage Information’
  • We can work with a focus, ask and respond to questions to clarify the task
  • Select with help, information from materials and resources provided and suggest ways to obtain information
  • Follow directions in relation to a task
  • Begin to plan
  • Identify simple methods to record information

We can estimate which objects are 'heavier' /'lighter'. We can check if our guesses are correct.

We have been using Numicon to develop our mathematical skills

November

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Read and spell High Frequency words, CVC words and CVCC words
  • Identify and suggest rhyming words
  • Use persuasive language orally and in writing

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/50/100
  • Use Numicon
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Work backwards’

World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Beginning our new topic ‘School’s Cool’
  • Exploring the location of our school
  • Exploring the school building
     
    Thinking skills and personal capabilities
    This month we are learning to ‘Be Creative’
  • We can be curious and ask questions
  • We can use our creativity when playing
  • We can experiment with our ideas when drawing, writing and making
  • We can talk about our memories and experiences
     

We followed instructions to make pumpkins!

We cut shapes to make Halloween characters

We played in the haunted house

We are painting portraits

October

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Spell CVC words e.g. hat, box, sit etc.
  • Read and spell High Frequency words.
  • Identify and suggest rhyming words.
  • Read and follow instructions.

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/100.
  • Add 0, 1 and 2 within 10/20.
  • Read o’clock times in analogue and digital.
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Try a simpler case’.

World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Exploring our ‘senses’
  • Investigating how to stay safe when out and about  
  • Thinking skills and personal capabilities
    This month we are working on our ability to work with others.
    We are learning to:
  • Develop our confidence
  • Join in and take turns
  • Work and play co-operatively
  • Reach an agreement
  • Be aware of how our actions affect others

We are learning to look for patterns. We can create our own patterns too!

September

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recite the alphabet
  • Recall letter names/sounds/High Frequency Words (HFW)
  • Recount orally and in writing

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Count within 20/50/100
  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/50/100.
  • Recite the days of the week
  • Create tally charts and graphs
  • Add within 10/20
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Look for a pattern’

World Around Us

This month we are beginning our topic ‘Ourselves’

 

Thinking skills and personal capabilities

This month we are working on our self-management skills.  We are learning to:

  • Talk about what we are doing and what we have learned
  • Focus and persist with tasks
  • Talk about our likes and dislikes
  • Make choices and decisions
  • Ask for help
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