Harworth Church of England Academy - Little Owls (FS)

Harworth Church of England Academy

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Welcome to Little Owls (FS2)

Autumn Term 2020

 We are so excited to welcome all of the new FS2 children into our amazing school. 

Starting school is a big change for everyone.

With this change comes a 'new hope' for all of the children. 

We hope that they will amaze, achieve and aspire.  

Autumn term 2nd half - November 2020

Welcome back to school. We hope you have had a lovely break and are ready for more learning. 

Communication and Language

We will continue to listen to lots of wonderful seasonal stories. 

We will be reading books based about seasonal changes.  Here are some of the books we will be focusing on:

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt. 

The Squirrels Who Squabbled by Rachel Bright. 

Hedgehugs by Steve Wilson and Lucy Tapper

 'We're going on a leaf hunt' by Steve Metzger

 

Listen to 'We're going on a leaf hunt' by clicking on the following link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLAFePVPhsw

 

As December approaches we will begin our learning about the Christmas story. 

Expressive Arts

Our artist of the term is

L.S Lowry.

 

Our composer of the term is 

Vivaldi. 

Vivaldi's The Four Seasons is a group of four violin concerti each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. 

We will also be listening to

The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky .

Come and listen to some music in our  Reflection corner. 

You can also reflect on how you feel. You could tell stories like Jesus did.

 

Support at home...

Here are some useful websites if you would like to practise any skills at home.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 

www.topmarks.co.uk

 

www.ictgames.com

Literacy

Reading

We will be reading lots of stories based around colours and the seasons. Please read books as often as you can at home. Talk with your child about the story, the characters and predict what might happen next.

The following websites give you access to some great online reading books. Please see the email previously sent for information on how to login. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/HARWORTH1/Student/

 

Writing

We will continue to develop our pencil control through tracing, copying and independent writing.

Through our daily phonics sessions we will learn to identify the sounds that words begin with and segment words for spelling, starting with CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant) e.g. cat, box, mug.

We use the phonics mats below to help us find the letters to make words. 

Mathematics

We will continue to work on recognition of numbers. 

Our new focus will be on shapes. We will be looking for shapes in the environment, naming, recognising and describing 2D shapes. We will also make shape patterns and compare the size of different shapes. 

 

 

Physical development

We will continue to develop our fine and gross motor skills.

Our amazing outdoor area gives us lots of opportunities to develop our skills.

We will develop our scissor skills and handwriting skills. Please continue to support your child to write their name and other words in the cursive style of handwriting. Tracing, colouring and cutting activities are all great ways to improve fine motor skills. 

 

 

Understanding the world

We will be talking about special events and celebrations such as birthdays, Bonfire night, Diwali, Remembrance Sunday and of course Christmas. 

We will be watching out for more seasonal changes and talk about how to stay safe in the dark and around bonfires and fireworks. 

We will independently use different programs on the interactive board.