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Cedar Class

Welcome to Cedar Class! Where lots of fun and exciting learning happens. The children are offered a wide range of learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors. Our topics this year include:We are all amazing

We are all storytellers

We are all adventures

We are all superheroes

We are living in an amazing world

We care for our our amazing world

 

Through our new and exciting Curriculum, the children will:

Live – ‘Life in all its fullness’

Do – ‘All we can’

Be – ‘The best we can’

 

Phonics

We follow the Supersonic Phonics Friends scheme to deliver the teaching of phonics. During the Autumn Term the children will revise the Firm Foundations and begin to learn the letter sounds in Basics 2.

Firm Foundations

Firm Foundations in Phonics offers experience, exposure and enjoyment of sound awareness. This phase is purely about securing a strong sound processing system which is critical to enjoyment and success in children’s later reading and writing skills.

This includes:

- Rhythm and rhyme - Rhyming stories, rhyming bingo, clapping out the syllables in words and odd one out.

– Alliteration I-Spy type games and matching objects which begin with the same sound.

  • Voice sounds Oral blending and segmenting. 

 

Basics 2

The Basics 2 teaches children at least one spelling for 18 of the 44 sounds of the English language. Children will use their auditory processing and memory skills from Firm Foundations in Phonics 1 to start to recognise the spellings for the sound with Sam, segment and build with Seb and Bill, read and blend with Rex and Ben and write with Ron. They will learn the early concepts of Choose to Use with Suze for a handful of multiple spellings for sounds.

At the end of The Basics 2,  children will be able to hear up to 3 sounds in words, recognise spellings and read and write simple CVC words with the 18 spellings for sounds. They will be able to read decodeable texts with The Basics 2 spellings and make phonetically plausible attempts in their emerging stages of spelling in their writing journey.

Sounds included in Basics 2:

s, a, t, p
i, n, m, d
g, o, c, k
ck, e, u, r
h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

 

In the Spring term the children will revise Basics 2 and begin to learn the letter sounds in Basics 3.

 

Basics 3

The Basics 3 teaches children the spellings for the further 26 of the 44 sounds of the English language. Children will use their auditory processing and memory skills from Firm Foundations in Phonics 1 and their Basics 2 skills to continue to recognise the spellings for the sound with Sam, segment and build with Seb and Bill, read and blend with Rex and Ben and write with Ron. They will continue to learn the early concepts of Choose to Use with Suze for some further multiple spellings for sounds and an introduction to Switch it with Mitch for alternative pronunciations of spellings for sounds. Children will learn their tricky words with Tess and read nonsense words with Nan.

Sounds included in Basics 3:

j, v, w, x

y, z, zz, qu

Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng

Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Tricky words: he she we me be was you they all are my her

 

In the Summer term the children will revise Basics 3 and consolidate their knowledge to help them learn to read and spell.

 

Basics 4

The Basics 4 teaches children to be able to hear more than 3 sounds in a word. They will continue to embed their mastery of The Basics 1 and 2 spellings for sounds in words and progress to 4, 5 and 6 sounds in a word. 

 

English

In English the children will be learning to apply their phonic knowledge in reading and writing. By the end of the year the children will be expected to achieve the following Early Learning Goals (ELG).

Reading ELG Children read and understand simple sentences.

They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

They also read some common irregular words.

They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Writing ELG Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words.

They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

In Maths the children will be learning to apply their knowledge of shape and number to be able to meet the following Early Learning Goals

Number ELG Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers

They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Shape, Space & Measure ELG Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns.

They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Cedar Class

Teachers

Miss Sharif      

 

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Andrews

Book Bags need to be named and to be in school every day, these form part of the pupil’s school uniform. Reading books will be changed weekly.

All school uniform including shoes need to be clearly labelled with your child’s full name.

PE Bags need to be in school for the term. They will be sent home to be washed each half-term. PE is on Wednesday and children need a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. PE kits need to be clearly labelled with your child’s full name. 

 

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