Autumn Term 1
What does the word weather mean?
Children will use a selection of focus texts to influence their descriptive writing. They will learn about the key features needed to ensure that their work makes sense and can be read by others. They will also practise sharing and collating ideas, working in small groups to think about the best use of vocabulary in their written work.
Children will take part in activities using numbers to and beyond 10. They will begin to sort, count and represent a selection of objects using numbers and will also begin thinking about counting forwards and backwards whilst finding one more and one less. Children will use a range of manipulatives such as cubes, counters and number lines to support their learning.
Children will learn about the seasonal changes that take place during Autumn and Winter. They will observe and describe types of weather, as well as drawing on their own personal experiences when making predictions.
Children will take part in activities which give them experiences of wonderful weather. They will locate and name continents and oceans, as well as learning about types of weather found in other parts of our world. Children will also take part in activities which allow them to experience, observe and compare weather patterns.
Children will learn about celebrations and why people celebrate. They will take part in activities which enable them to recognise, name and describe a selection of Christian celebrations as well as discussing their own celebrations and beliefs, saying why these are important.
Art and Design:
Children will learn about the Vincent Van Gogh. They will practise techniques such as drawing using line, shape and form. Children will take part in activities allowing them to use their learning as inspiration for their own art work.
Children will be introduced to words such as rhythm and beat. They will take part in practical lessons which will enable them to clap to the beat of a song, as well as sing along.
Children will discuss and learn about the ways in which we can take care of ourselves and stay healthy. They will take part in group work, identifying the things that they are good at and setting personal goals for the year ahead.
Children will learn about the importance of online safety and take part in discussion around what this means. They will discuss and identify technology that is used beyond the classroom and think about the ways in which we must act when online, ensuing that we keep ourselves and others safe.
Children will build on their knowledge of greetings and familiar words. They will practise their spoken French and understanding when taking part in simple conversations. They will then begin to think about numbers, for example telling people their own age.
Children will take part in athletic activities. They will experience games which include throwing, jumping and running. Children will begin to understand the skills needed to take part in different athletic events.
During assembly time children will learn more about the theme aiming high. They will think carefully about the Norbridge Pact and the values of our school. They will take part in activities linking these values to the values of our wider community.
Healthy Eating Week