# Autumn Days

Friday 21 October 2022

Thank you for all your autumn walk collections! The children have really loved sharing these with the class.

We spoke about why we often find lots of items on the ground and who might pick them up.

Squirrels collect them, bury them and hibernate. Grace

It’s autumn so they (leaves) were on the floor. Jack

The leaves are red, orange and green. Millie

Phonics

This week, the children have reviewed all the phonemes from the half term. They’ve also been practicing writing the graphemes (the written letters). We have been challenging the children by asking them to spell words using the letters that they know.  Can your child tell you what phonemes (the sound a letter makes) they can hear in these words?

 b-a-t l-i-p b-i-g h-a-t f-i-n

Maths

This week, we have used language of comparison to describe sets of objects that we can see.  Using the vocabulary ‘more than’ and ‘fewer than’, we described how many objects were in each set.

Using these sentence stems, can your child compare these sets?

___ has more than___

___ has fewer than ___

Leaf Man

We have been listening to the story Leaf Man.

We enjoyed an autumn walk around our school field to explore signs of autumn. The children were inspired to create their own leaf man and artwork using leaves.

Top tip for watching YouTube with your child: go to the settings cog (it’s along the play bar) and turn off auto play – this avoids an inappropriate clip coming up automatically, and helps to discourage your child from passively watching clip after clip.

Poetry Picnic

Each week, we will be learning a new poem. We will recite this poem each day. By saying the poem out loud we can focus on the sounds and rhythm of each word or line.

This week’s poem is Five Little Pumpkins.

Ask your child to say the poem to you at home! The words were sent home with your child on Friday. Can they remember it?