Children attend the ARP from Key Stage One (years 1 and 2). Therefore the ARP curriculum incorporates both topics from across these year groups as well as incorporating skills from EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), where appropriate.
AUTUMN TERM 1
Our Topic this term is "What's your super power?"
Phonics and Reading
In phonics we will be recapping our Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs
ch, sh, th(noisy and quiet), ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo(short), oo(long),
ar, or, ur,
In class we use ‘Robot Arms’ to support our sounding out and blending. Ask your children to show you at home how to do this and practise together when reading new words. You may see the children using actions for their sounds - this is called cued articulation. This helps them to remember the sound and to think about how they are making the sound.
We also have ‘tricky words’ to read without sounding out and these are:
he she we me be was
you they all are my her
Please continue to use Bug Club at home. The books and games really support the work we are doing in class.
We will be writing sentences and then sequences of sentences to form short stories. We will use ‘and’ to join words and clauses in our sentences. We will retell stories verbally and then in writing.
When reading at home encourage your child to retell the story out loud that you or they have just read. If they find this hard then give them clues, or you can retell parts of it yourself.
When writing we always say what we are going to write first, as this helps us to check that it makes sense and helps us to hear the sounds in the words.
This half term we will be concentrating on our Number work- counting, reading, ordering and writing numbers to 10 then 20.
We will also calculate number bonds e.g.:
We will use money to find small totals, too.
Every Friday we will do problem solving such as ‘How can we sort these ladybirds?’ or ‘How can we make the pattern symmetrical?’ or ‘How many different ways can you make 10p/20p?’
At home please encourage your child to practise counting to 20 and then 50. Don’t forget to tell them to go backwards too – and start from different numbers! When they get really good at this, they can try counting in twos from 0 instead!
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