Merton Infant School
Year R Curriculum Newsletter
Time to Rhyme
Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed the Easter Break. Our topic this term is ‘Time to Rhyme.’ We will be looking at books written by Julia Donaldson including; The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Smartest Giant in Town. We will be launching our topic with a letter from the author asking us to create a brand new character for her books. Our landing will be making a tasty Gruffalo Crumble to eat at our class rhyming party.
As the weather is improving, we will be going outside for some of our PE lessons. Please ensure your child has named sensible shoes in their PE kit.
Expressive Arts and Design
Understanding the World
M – Motivation: To read lots of Julia Donaldson stories to develop ideas to create a new character
E – Excellence: To create a character to inspire Julia Donaldson to write a new book
R – Respect: To look after story books and to always handle them with care
T – Teamwork: To organise a class party
O – Opportunities: To be given the opportunity to read and listen to lots of stories with rhymes
N – Never Give Up: To practise reading and writing rhyming strings
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