Spring Term 2
What tales can a tree tell?
Our focus text will be Tree by Britta Teckentrup. Children will use this text and supporting texts such as Bee, again by Britta Teckentrup for three main written outcomes. These will include poetry; using and creating rhyming texts and acrostic poems. Instructions; how to plant and care for a seed and recounts; creating a seed diary.
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 the remaining two key themes for the Spring Term which are; Measurement (Length and Height) and Measurement (Weight and Volume). They will investigate and explore using a range of manipulatives and practical resources. This will provide children with hands on experience and discussion opportunity.
Children will learn about plants. They will identify and name a selection of wild and garden plants as well as exploring our outdoor areas to observe changes across seasons.
Children will learn more about our school and local area. They will think about their immediate surroundings and locate Worksop on a map. They will also take part in activities identifying and comparing other places to the area in which they live.
Our PSHE focus will be staying healthy. Children will learn about a range of ways to keep their minds and bodies healthy as well as taking part in practical activities and discussions based on healthy and unhealthy choices.
We will be exploring the enquiry question; What can we learn from the Qur'an? We will discuss religious vocabulary as well as learning about prophet stories and their meanings. We will also think about the values that we can take from prophet stories and how these can be applied to every day life.
Art and Design:
We will begin to learn about sculpture and the artists Michelle Reader and Andy Goldsworthy. We will discuss and understand more about the ways that artists use this form to express and how recycled art is created.
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 to save, store and retrieve their creations.
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 two key concepts; basketball and rugby. They will build on existing skills in dribbling, passing and shooting as well as basic scoring and rules.
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.