Harworth Church of England Academy - Little Owls (FS)

Harworth Church of England Academy

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Welcome to Little Owls (FS2)

Autumn Term 2019

 Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn term. 

Communication and Language

This term we will continue to read books by Julia Donaldson.

Our new 'GIANT Clothes shop' will give us lots of opportunities to use language from the story of The Smartest GIANT in Town.

We will discuss the meaning of some new vocabulary taken from the story. 

Expressive Arts

Our artist of the term is

L. S. Lowry

He often painted big factories and other buildings with lots of people around them.  His style of painting meant the people looked like little 'matchstick men'. 

 

Our composer of the term is 

Vivaldi.

He is an Italian composer who wrote

'The Four Seasons.'

We will be using Charanga and learning lots of new Christmas songs and actions to go with them. 

 

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

Julia Donaldson's books are fantastic to read. We will now be focusing on 'The Smartest GIANT on Town'. 

We will be working on identifying rhyming words, developing our phonic knowledge and improving our letter formation. How many  words can you think of that rhyme with dog? Can you write any of them? Remember to say the word out loud to help you identify the sounds. 

Remember to read your reading book at home and keep practicing the phase 2 and 3 sounds in your reading folder as often as possible.

Mathematics

We will continue to work on number recognition up to and beyond 20 as well as practising accurate counting.

Our other focus will be on shapes. Can you find any 2D or 3D shapes in our classroom? What shape names do you know?  

 

Physical development

Our PE session will be on a Wednesday. Please remember to bring your P.E kit and take out any earrings before your child comes to school.

Everyone is working hard to develop their fine motor skills. Can you practise doing your buttons on your shirt or dress? Can you cut straight lines and wavy lines? 

 

 

Understanding the world

In R.E we will listen to The Nativity Story from The Bible.

We will learn about seasonal changes and what happens to our environment as we start to see other changes to the weather and our environment. 

This half term has some special celebrations/days that we will discuss, such as Bonfire night, Divali, Remembrance Sunday, Advent and Christmas. 

Do you celebrate any other special events in your family?

We will learn how to use different programs on the computer and interactive board. The children will continue to use the board to self-register every morning.

We will be learning  about what foods Oreo and Fudge need to help them be fit and  healthy.