Teachers: Mrs Sinfield and Mrs Codd
This term we will start by using non-fiction texts to gain more information about winter and then create our own factfiles about winter. We will also use non-fiction texts to find out about Tim Peake, Neil Armstrong and the first moon landing. We will spend some time discussing the features of information texts, such as the index, contents and glossary. After that we will focus on the book ‘The Man on the Moon’. We will discuss the characters and setting, extend the children’s vocabulary and write our own ‘space’ story.
We will continue to use the Letters and Sounds programme daily to develop the children phonics skills.
The children will count to and from 100, forwards and backwards, they will read and write numbers to 100, and write numbers 1 to 20 as words. We will continue to solve addition and subtraction problems and learn addition and subtraction facts for numbers to 20. We will compare, describe and solve practical problems for length, height, weight, mass, capacity, volume and time. We will also explore the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
Learning Journey (cross curricular subjects)
Our Learning Journey theme is ‘The first moon landing’ and this covers the subjects of History, English and Art. We will learn about the ‘race into space’, sequencing the key dates on a timeline and watching video clips of the first moon landing. Our Art topic is collage. We will explore various materials and then use these to create a large collage of the Earth and the Moon.
In Science we will look at the season of winter and link this to English by using information texts and writing factfiles. Computing will involve the children creating a talking book to share with others. In Music we will be counting beats, maintaining a pulse and exploring rhythms. Our PA area is Games, specifically football skills. Through religious studies we will be finding out about stories from the Old Testament and PSHE focuses on setting goals and celebrating achievements.
Continue reading daily and practising reading and spelling your word lists.
Targets this term
- Become familiar with the organisational features of information texts.
- To be able to recall all of the number bonds for 10.
Personal and Social
- To set themselves a simple goal.