Welcome to Monet Class
Pre-school Nursery (children aged 2-4) and Reception class (children aged 4/5)
How is homework organised in Monet class?
Children in both our pre-school nursery and Reception class are expected to read or share books on a daily basis (an average of at least 15 minutes per day for children in Reception), and children in Year Reception are expected to complete sound/word tasks.
From January, children in Year Reception are expected to choose one piece of homework per week from the homework takeaway menu, and have it ready for a Monday morning - to hand in or to share. Over half a term, children are expected to choose at least one mathematics challenge and at least one English challenge. Children don't need to complete every piece!
Our homework is designed to be challenging, engaging and to encourage independence. Please ask if you have any questions.
Are the children going on any trips this term?
Spring 2019 Learning in Class
Our first theme for this term is “Winter Wonderland”.
We will be exploring and developing new vocabulary relating to Winter and sharing stories set in this season. We will be finding facts and information about the climate and events that happen in winter.
In Phonics, the children have been working hard to read and write 3 and 4 letter words and are now learning to read sentences through “Ditties”. They will also be introduced to the vowel sounds in Set 2 sounds such as “ay” – may I play, “ee” – what can you see etc. These will be sent home for children to practise.
Our Maths will be focusing on mathematical language associated with shapes (2D and 3D), time and money. They will also be using the skills they have learnt to add and subtract numbers to solve problems.
After February half term our theme will move onto “Once upon a time…” where the children will experience and explore traditional tales.
How parents and carers can help at home
Regularly hearing your child read their book will help support and develop their skills and give the children an opportunity to show you what they have been learning in Phonics. A list of words the children have been learning to read and write will be sent home for them to practise with their individual sound cards. As the children bring home more Set 2 sounds, they can use these to built, read and write new words.
Try these websites at home to help your child
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad This game allows the children to find one more and one less than numbers to 20. Try to encourage your child to do this at speed.
- https://www.google.co.uk/ Use google with your child, to find out facts about Wildlife in Britain or Arctic animals. They could print out information they have found or share this with the clas