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.
Summer Term 2
Our Topic this term is "What's your super power?"
Phonics and Reading
In phonics we will be learning our Phase 4 sounds and recapping our Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs. At home please practise writing and reading words with sounds from each of these phases. Encourage children to find these sounds in their reading books.
ai, ee, igh, oa, oo (short), oo (long)
ar, or, ur, ow, oi
ear, air, ure, er
These are words with a consonant, (CCVC) or (CVCC)
For example: blot, clap, crab, quilt, soft, next
Can you find items around your home that follow the CCVC or CVCC rule?
When reading with your child please support your child in finding these words in their stories.
In class we use ‘Robot Arms’ to support our sounding and blending. Ask your children to show you at home and practise together when reading. You may like to read ‘some traditional tales at home over the Easter holidays.
In our writing sessions we will be focusing on independent writing using a sound mat. At home please encourage children to write words and sentences independently using their sound mats. You could support your child in sounding out the words.
For example; d,oo,r
s, or, t
We will also be looking at extending our simple sentences using adjectives. Please make a word bank of adjectives at home to support your child.
In maths we will be learning about problem solving. We will be focusing on the language of problem solving and how to find a calculation from a problem.
You may like to encourage your children at home to make up their own problems. This could be whilst doing everyday tasks such as cooking.
If mum has 12 mushrooms to add to the dinner and you give her 5 more how many mushrooms will there be?
Please continue to use Bug Club at home. This has improved children’s reading and phonic knowledge hugely this term-thank you for your support!