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Autumn Term

Writing: Children will be writing sentences using capital letters and full stops. They will be encouraged to read their work and check that it makes sense.They will also be introduced to question marks and they will be asking questions using: what, when, where, what and how. All children will learn how to start sentences in different ways using: first, then, next, after that, finally.

Reading: Children will be introduced to Cracking Comprehension. They will start to read and answer questions about a text. They will apply their phonics skills and start to read more words by sight, developing their reading fluency. Children will be encouraged to discuss new language in the books they read in class.

Grammar: Children will be introduced to adjectives and nouns. They will then use this knowledge to write noun phrases, for example red coat or cold hands.

Spelling: Children will practise the autumn term spellings from their home-school diary on a weekly basis, both at home and in class. Words will be re-visited over the term to ensure consistency in spelling. Key words will be highlighted in home-school diaries half termly. Children will use phoneme mats when writing to help with spelling, applying Phase 2,3,4 an 5 sounds to their written work.

Handwriting: All lower case letters will be practised, alongside children developing a correct writing position and pencil grip. Number formation will also be a focus.

Please see the phonics section on the class webpage for additional resources.

 

Spring Term

Writing: Children will be writing sentences using capital letters, full stops and question marks. They will be encouraged to read their work and check that it makes sense.They will also be introduced to exclamation marks and they will be writing exclamation sentences using how and what, for example: What a beautiful day! How clever are you! Children will also write sentences from dictation.

Reading: Children will continue to use Cracking Comprehension and activities will start to be sent home. They will develop their confidence in reading and answering questions about a text. They will apply their phonics skills and start to read more words by sight, developing their reading fluency. In addition to this, new reading books will be used from January, that have comprehension questions in the back for parents to complete with their children at home.

Grammar: Children will continue to use adjectives, nouns and noun phrases. They will be introduced to the conjunctions: and, but and because to extend their sentences.

Spelling: Children will practise the spring term spellings from their home-school diary on a weekly basis, both at home and in class. Words will be re-visited over the term to ensure consistency in spelling. Key words will be highlighted in home-school diaries half termly. Children will use phoneme mats when writing to help with spelling, applying Phases 2,3,4 an 5 sounds to their written work.

Handwriting: All lower case letters will be practised, alongside children developing correct writing positions and pencil grip. Capital letters and number formation will also be a focus this term.

Please see the phonics section on the class webpage for additional resources.

 

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