Teachers: Mrs Sinfield and Mrs Codd
This term much of our English will be focusing on stories from other cultures. We shall read, explore and sequence stories from around the world, such as Africa and Australia. We will look at the structure and patterns of these stories and use them to help write our own stories.We will also continue our focus on space by using the book ‘Beegu’. The children will discuss their favourite part of the story, write speech bubbles and a postcard as well as creating a simple story map to refer to when retelling the story of Beegu.
Letters and Sounds will continue daily to further develop the children’s phonics skills.
The children will continue to count, read and write numbers to 100; they will count in multiples of twos, fives and tens; they will identify one more and one less than a number; solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations. We will focus on time, specifically recognising and using language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years; we will sequence events in chronological order using language such as: before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening. The children will describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns.
Learning Journey (cross curricular subjects)
We continue with our Learning Journey about ‘Space’ and through DT the children will design and make rockets, before launching them into space!
Our Science topic is Materials. We will be naming and sorting common materials and exploring properties such as whether a material is waterproof or not and whether a material sinks or floats. We will also explore changes such as melting, boiling and toasting. We will spend some time exploring Spring and the changes that occur around us as Spring arrives. Computing will include giving a sequence of instructions to a programmable toy. Through RE we will be finding out about some of the stories that Jesus told. Our PSHE topic is ‘Healthy me’ and in PA we start our Dance unit.
Continue reading daily and practising reading and spelling your word lists.
Targets this term
- Begin to use a range of time connectives to start sentences.
- Remember to use capital letters and full stops correctly.
- Use the language of before, after, first, next to sequence their day.
- Count in twos, fives and tens.
Personal and Social
- Make healthy lifestyle choices.
We would be very grateful for any plastic bottles and cardboard food boxes that we can use to make our rockets. If you have any queries please ask! We will be more than happy to speak to you.