Week Beginning November 9th This half-term our topic is; ‘Colour and celebrations around the world’ Literacy In Literacy our big book this week is “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”. We will also be reading the book “Stick Man” as a stimulus for some of our shared writing. We will be writing sentences related to our ‘celebration’ photographs in our small group guided writing sessions focusing on ‘I am …’.In phonics we will continue to segment words and blend sounds (f-i-sh). We will revise the initial sounds ‘s’ ‘t’, ‘a’ ‘p’ ‘i’ ‘n’ ‘m’ and ‘d’ and introduce the initial sounds ‘g’ ‘o’ ‘c’ and ‘k’ , and we will be making some two and three letter words with letter fans using these sounds. We will sing our alphabet song! We will also be revising all the key words we have learned so far (I, am, cat, dog, mum, dad, see,) and introduce ‘and’. Our puppet will help as usual! We will be making up some funny sentences! Our handwriting focus will be revising ‘long ladder letters’; l/i. Mathematics Our focus will be ‘estimating’, and talking about ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ when comparing two sets of objects. We will be using some favourite toys to help us! We will also be working with partners to share our ideas. Understanding the World Our session this week will focus on Autumn. We are looking forward to a walk around our school grounds to look at the changing colours, and we will be making collections of leaves and natural objects and looking at their different patterns. We will be using a non-fiction ‘big book’;“Seasons” to help us. We will be talking about the festival of Diwali this week and enjoying some activities related to this special celebration.