Spring Term 1
How has my high street changed over time?
Our focus text will be The Tiger Who Came for Tea by Judith Kerr. Children will use this text and supporting texts such as The House that Once Was by Julie Fogliano and Lane Smith to write for a range of purposes. These will include: Narrative: writing stories with familiar settings, Non-Chronological Reports: A report about tigers.
Children will continue to go to their Read, Write Inc. Phonics groups each day from 9:00-10:00. Whilst in these sessions children will continue to develop their phonic and reading ability. They will be supported by a range of different texts which they will bring home to share/
Children will focus on four key themes within the Spring Term. These are; Place value within 50, Addition and subtraction (within 20), Measurement (Length and Height) and Measurement (Weight and Volume).
Children will learn about Animals including Humans. They will be able to identify and name parts of the body and senses as well as describing features of animals and humans. Children will also learn to think scientifically by asking questions, performing simple tests and gathering and recording information.
Where we live. Children will take part in enquiry based learning, looking at local history. We will be thinking about our homes, local shops and town and how they have changed over time. Children will learn about local significant events and male comparisons between our town in the past and now.
Our focus will be keeping safe and road safety. We will learn about keeping healthy by using good personal hygiene and about looking out for hazards in the roads.
We will be looking at thinking positively and having a positive mind-set. We will take part in activities around children’s mental health week and safer internet day.
Children will learn Christian beliefs and teachings. We will learn about a number of bible stories and discuss the meaning of each story for Christians. We will learn about the importance of bible stories and how they help Christians to know who Jesus was.
Art and Design:
Artist Focus: L.S. Lowry. Children will learn about our new focus artist, the type of art he did and his impact on industrial art.
Our focus in Music will be to keep a steady beat with a percussion instrument, learn about Kodaly rhythms, understand what pitch is and learn how to follow a conductor.
Children will use programmes such a word processer to create a story. We will learn to use technology purposefully and to retrieve information online.
Children will build on existing skills within their spoken French language. They will take part in activities using new vocabulary to talk about age, family and animals.
Children will focus on invasion games and ball games. They will develop their skills wider when thinking about games, rules and tactics.