In Tiger class we believe that learning should be engaging, enjoyable and challenging for all learners. We feel it is important to instil confidence in all children, as well as helping them to achieve the best they can.
We also encourage our children to develop independence. Therefore, they are responsible for changing their own reading books. We would the children to read at least 3 times a week at home and encourage the children to do this using our Key to Success reading incentive. We will be checking how frequently the children have read on a Monday morning for the previous week. Those children who have read three times a week will receive a sticker and be a step closer to achieving an award. So remember to keep reading!
In English, children foster a love of literature and language as their learning centres around an engaging text that usually relates to the topic. They develop the skills and knowledge they need to become better readers who can comprehend and offer opinions with reasoning. Using the text, they continue to develop their writing skills by writing in a range of genres. They pay particular attention to effective grammar, punctuation and spelling.
In mathematics the children will cover all aspects of the curriculum and will be provided with opportunities to apply the skills they have learnt to problem solving and real life situations. It is important that the children have time to practise and consolidate their learning. Therefore, finding time to continue their learning at home is greatly advised. Practising counting in multiples of 3,4,5,6, 8 and 10, and counting quantities of objects would be a good way to support your child. This is because number facts and understanding of number support progression in all areas of mathematics.
Throughout the year we will learn through exciting topics. Each term our topic will link around a whole school theme, this term it’s Choices and our class theme is ‘seeing things from a different perspective’ where we will be looking at Our local area and how it has changed. It is important to note that our topics are blocked termly. However, the content and coverage is flexible and dependent of the interests and needs of our children. Tiger class also have opportunities to develop their skills in physical education and forest school with subject specialists.
As you know RE is an integral part of our curriculum and there are regular opportunities for children to develop their understanding and ask questions in a safe and supportive environment. This term in Tiger class we have been looking at what different people believe about God.