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Stalyhill Infant School
  • Stalyhill Infant School, Stalyhill Drive,
  • Stalybridge, SK15 2TR
  • 01457 763 598

Summer 1: How does your garden grow?

In Maths this half term, for those children who are confident with counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, we will be practising our 2, 5 and 10 times table by chanting these and trying to record number sentences to show these e.g 3 x 2 = 6. (For children who are not confident, please can they continue to practise counting forwards and backwards). We are learning to divide by 2 by sharing objects practically and attempting to record these as a number sentence e.g 6 ÷ 2 = 3. We will also be investigating and describing the properties of 3D shapes.


As always, please continue to read with your child as often as you can. A focus for this next half term will be preparing the children for their phonics screening check which will take place in the week beginning the 10th June 2019. Please practise the Set 2 and Set 3 sounds as a priority (info given out a parent’s evening) and then move on to the rest of the words in the pack. If your child has read their school book, please tick/comment in their reading record book. We will be teaching reading skills (word reading and comprehension) during daily Read Write Inc sessions and will be listening to the children read individually at least once per week, usually on a Thursday and Friday. For any children who cannot read the key words fluently, please practise key words that are printed in the reading record until these can be read fluently. Th children can then move on to reading and spelling the Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Words and practise applying these to their writing.


Our topic this half term is How does your garden grow? We have already started this by reading the book The Flower by John Light and we have been writing a description about the main character in the book. We will be using talk for writing to story map and write a story based on Jack and the Beanstalk, trying hard to sustain our writing for longer, and also using other texts including Oliver’s Vegetables and Tuesday to support our learning. In Science, we will be learning all about plants - both wild and garden flowers, planting seeds, watching them grow and identifying the parts of a plant.