Summer Term - Roll up, roll up for the Circus
This half term we will be looking at all things Circus related and exploring our own unique talents. We will be reading books such as Olivia saves the circus by Ian Falconer, If I ran the circus by Dr Seuss, You see A circus I see by Mike Downs and Paddington at the circus by Michael Bond. The skills we are looking to develop are our sentence writing and being able to write a sentence independently. We would also be using computers to research the origins of the circus and taking look at the original circuses and performers.
These are the skills we will be focussing on developing
- Finds the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them
- In practical activities and discussion, beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting
- Records, using marks that they can interpret and explain
- begins to identify own mathematical problems based on own interests and fascinations
Shape, Space and Time
- Can describe their relative position such as ‘behind’ or ‘next to’.
- Orders two or three items by length or height.
- Orders two items by weight or capacity
Why not have a go at learning a circus skill at home such as juggling, tight rope walking, hula hooping etc It would be great to see what you have learnt by the time we return to school.
Spring Term - I don't care what the weather man says
The children will become meteorologists and have a go at predicting the weather themselves. We will also be looking at the science of weather and why we have the weather that we do.
We will be looking at specific weather based books and using adjectives to describe the weather we experience.
We will be focussing on estimation.
Be The Best You Can Be
This term our topic is Be Best You Can Be, we are doing lots of activities and learning based our topic. Take a look at what we are doing in Sandpiper Class this term.
In Literacy we are going to read "I am absolutely too small for school" by Lauren Child, "I can be anything" by Jerry Spinelli and Incredible Me by Kathy Appelt.
In Maths we are working to recognise our numbers to 5 and counting objects to find one more.
In Topic we are thinking about what makes us special. We are also talking about families and where we live, discussing how we are all different.