This term our core text is, 'The snail and the whale. We will be exploring rhyme, learning how to apply the correct suffixes to our past tense writing and we will be developing our punctuation.
In maths we will be developing our knowledge of fractions and applying this knowledge to problem solving. We will also be developing our understanding of time. We will be applying our knowledge of 'o'clock' and 'half past' to problem solving and developing our understanding of 'quarter to' and 'quarter past' linking our learning of fractions .
In both history and geography, we will be exploring our local beaches and the history linked to them. We will receive a visit from the RNLI to explain their role in our community and how to stay safe when on the beach this summer.
Our art lessons this term will have a 'Seaside' theme. We will produce art work linked to and inspired by the seaside!
This term in maths we will be focusing on how to write number sentences, using directional vocabulary and applying our knowledge of counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to solve multiplication problems.
Our core text in literacy will be 'Oliver's vegetables', a wonderful tale of how a boy discovers he likes vegetables. Our focus will be on applying taught spelling rules, understanding plurals and writing expanded sentences.
Linking to our core text, our Science topic this term will be 'Plants'. We are hoping to grow a variety of vegetables and record our predictions and results. We will also be learning about the different parts of a plant and how a plant grows from a seed.
Our Art and Geography lessons will also be linked to our core text and we will be exploring Great Britain in more detail whilst exploring the artist, Arcimboldo.
During term 4 our core text will be the 'Bog baby'. our focus will be on capital letters for proper nouns, common exception word spelling and the use of adjectives to enrich our writing.
We will link our science lessons to our core text and learn to name and describe British birds and woodland animals, classify herbivores, omnivores and carnivores and describe animal habitats.
We will also link our art lessons to our core text and experiment with leave printing, woodland collages and clay modelling.
In maths we will use number facts within 20 to solve number problems and learn how to read the time using the terms, o'clock and half past.
In preparation for World book day, we had a visit from author, Gwyneth Rees. She explained how she created good characters and then read extracts from her books. We all felt very inspired to write after her visit!
On World book day, we came dressed as our favourite book character. Who would you dress up as?
During term 3 our core text will be the 'Gruffalo'. We will be exploring rhyme and the use of adjectives in writing. Our grammar focus will remain the use of finger spaces, full stops and capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and for proper nouns.
In maths our focus will be recognising British coins, understanding their value and using coins to solve money problems. We will also be counting in twos, fives and tens and exploring 3D shapes and their properties.
During our science lessons we will be learning about 'Humans and other animals'. We will be using our forest school to link to our own habitat and the habitat of other creatures we share our environment with. We will also be using our time in the forest school to support our art and literacy lessons, whilst also going on shape hunts and trying to catch the illusive Gruffalo!
Art work inspired by the artist, Andy Goldsworthy.
We have been learning about the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy. We then visited our forest school and produced our own art work using natural materials found in our forest.