In English this term, we will be reading and learning the story 'Shark in the Park'.
We will invent our own versions of this story.
We will be looking at different non-chronological reports and writing our own linked to our learning about materials in Science.
At the start of this term we wrote our very own super hero stories.
They were AMAZING!
In Phonics, we will be learning new sounds and using our phonics knowledge to read and write.
We will also be reading and writing tricky words.
In maths we are learning about shapes and patterns, length and height, number and place value with numbers up to 40 and addition and subtraction word problems.
In Science we will be investigating different materials.
By the end of the half term we will be able to:-
Identify, name, describe, compare and group everyday materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, water and rock.
To distinguish between an object and the material it is made from.
Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.
Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.
We will also observe the changes across the four seasons.
We will be using a range of art skills and linking our Art to 'Shark in the Park', our English story.
Skills that we will be focusing on are:
drawing a selection of lines and marks
drawing shapes from observations
making rubbings to collect textures and patterns
printing with a range of hard and soft materials.
We will be creating simple printing blocks and designing repetitive patterns.
We will be following the Scheme on Charanga YUMU
'In the Groove'.
We will be listening to and appraising a range of different music.
We will listen to different musical sstyles - Blues, Baroque, Latin, Bhangra, Folk and Funk.
We will also be singing, improving our rhythm skills, improvising and playing our own music.
RRS: Article 13 (Freedom of expression): Children have the right to freedom of expression [which] includes the right to share information in any way they choose.
We will learn about Sikhism and our focus question will be:- How do people find out about God?
RRS: Article 14 (Freedom of thought, conscience and religion): Children have the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion.
This half term in ICT we will be looking at following the school’s internet rules, keeping personal information private and using a password. As we are learning from home this half term these skills will be applied on a daily basis.
On the 9th February it is Internet Safety day.
Article 16: Right to Privacy
Article 17 – access to information
In Geography we have been locating and identifying the four countries and capital cities of the UK.
We will be identifying the surrounding seas of the UK using maps.
This half term we will be discussing various topics linked to keeping us safe in familiar and unfamiliar environments (e.g. beach, shopping centre, park, swimming pool, on the street) and we will learn about rules and age restrictions that keep us safe. We will also discuss hurtful behaviour (offline and online) and the importance of telling a trusted adult and how our feelings can be hurt by words and actions of others.
In P.E., we will be learning different skills from the PE Curriculum. We will take part in Gymnastic, Athletics, Dance, and Games activities. We will use words and phrases that include action, movement, communication, body shape, direction, speed and counting.