This term our topic is 'Light and dark'. We will be looking at books including Owl Babies, Whatever Next and Aliens Love Underpants. We will also be learning about rhyme and developing our phonic knowledge through lots of phonic based activities. The children will be continuing to learn the sounds for letter shapes and we have now moved on to digraphs (2 letters that make one sound, e.g. ch and ar) and trigraphs (3 letters that make one sound, e.g. igh and ear) and using these in our reading and writing. The children will also be learning the alphabet and developing the understanding that letters have both sounds and names. The children will continue to write labels, short captions and sentences in a range of contexts. We will also be introducing punctuation, such as finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.