Turtles Summer 2 2022

Fun at the Seaside
Understanding the World
We are so lucky to have the best resource right on our door step to support with our learning all about the beach. We will be learning all about Amble and how it is different to other places because of its coastal location. We will be learning about our own environment and thinking about some of its key features. We are hoping to use some of of learning in English about the story 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch' to enable us to plan a visit to the beach and have our own picnic. Hopefully we won't see too many seagulls who might want to pinch our lunches! We will also be thinking about the beach and sea as habitats and learning about what kind of animals we might find living in and around the sea. How you can help please try and find a time where you can visit the beach as a family, talk to your child about your favourite things to do at the beach and maybe have a go at some activities such as paddling, building sand castles and a spot of rock pooling. Don't forget to share your photos with us on Tapestry.
We have worked so hard with our maths this year following the Mastery Number Programme. As always the Numberblocks remain a firm favourite and have enabled us to show and explain our understanding really confidently when working with numbers to 10. We will continue with this work and introduce new resources such as a rekenrek which will help us with our number work in Reception but also as we move into Year 1. How you can help- log onto Busy Things via School 360 and have a go at some of their games, we love these in class and they are great for building our confidence in maths. 
Week 1– Comparison

Week 2-  Review and assess- Comparison

Week 3– Review and assess -Counting beyond 20

Week 4– Review and assess -Patterns within numbers to 10

Week 5– Review and Assess—Automatic Recall

Week 6– Review and Asses-  Understanding of numbers to 10.

Week 7– Review and Assess- Subitising on a rekenrek


Physical Development
Letter formation continues to be something that many of the children need to keep practicing regularly- don't forget if you are writing at home to use the RWI patter sheet to support the children with forming their letters- in particular check that they are starting in the correct place and going in the right direction. Check out the PDF copy below if need be. The Turtles are continuing to love their weekly swimming sessions and we are3 so proud of how far they have come already, we are really hoping for some badges for water confidence this half term.  
PSED/ Jigsaw
This half term we will be starting to prepare the children for their transition into the Jellyfish class. We will share stories, have informal visits and also circle time focuses to ensure that this is as seamless as possible and a positive experience for them all.
Our final Jigsaw puzzle piece of the year is Changing Me- where the children will begin to think how they have and will continue to change over time. 

Jigsaw Piece 6 – Changing Me

1.) My Body

2.) Respecting my body

3.) Growing up

4.) Fun and Fears 1

5.) Fun and Fears 2

6.) Celebration


We will be continuing to use RWI to support our phonics work. This half term we will be looking to develop the children's confidence to become independent writers through our hold a sentence work. We will