In Spring our Literacy work is based around…
In our reading we are: beginning to develop our inference skills; identifying and explaining key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts; identifying and explaining the sequence of events and using our vocabulary knowledge to help us understand texts.
In our writing we are continuing to use capital letters and full stops to demarcate sentences and will be looking at ways to join sentences together. We will be using ‘Farmer Duck’ to inspire us to write a letter to the Farmer from the duck.
This term we focus on addition and subtraction, place value within 50, length and height and finally weight and volume. We use the schemes and resources below to support our teaching.
In Spring we find out more about animals including humans. The children will have the opportunity to learn about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and the structure of a variety of common animals. They will identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part is associated with each sense.
We also continue our work on seasonal change and plants and will find out more about extreme weather when we study Dr Steve Lyons.
Our History Topic in Spring is, ‘How has living and working on a farm changed?’
In the unit we will find out about changes technology, buildings and the daily lives of farmers. As part of this, we will have a visit by two tractors from then and now!
Our Geography topic in Spring is, ‘What geographical features might we find on a farm?’
In the unit we will find out about different types of farms and what they are used for, physical and human features that might be on a farm and how fields are used for different purposes. We will also build our own 3d farm!
In the spring term, we consider, ‘What helps us stay healthy?’ as part of our Health and Well being curriculum. Within this we discuss what being healthy means, how might the things that people put into and onto their bodies affect how they feel and we look at the role of medicines in staying healthy. We then move onto, ‘What can we do with money?’ as part of Living in the wider world. In this unit, we investigate different types of money, where money comes from and how to keep it safe and the choices people might make about money. We also consider the differences between needs and wants and if people can always have the things they want – this will be a lively debate!
In Outdoor Ed, we begin the term being inspired by the German artist Walter Mason. We will make our own leaf and water droplet patterns and sculptures and will create our own ice sculptures – fingers crossed for cold weather!
In P.E we continue to develop our core skills, like throwing catching and moving with control and purpose. We will also learn new skills in football and dodgeball.
Our Art this term focusses on printing and painting techniques. We will have a go at printing our won wallpaper inspired by William Morris and will create flowers using paint after considering the work of Kandinsky.
Our focus in D.T this term is food and nutrition. During the deign process, we looking at where fruits and vegetables grow and identify if the food is a fruit or vegetable. We will learn how to cut and peel a variety of fruit and vegetables and will then create a delicious smoothie!
In our computing unit of work, we begin with a photography focus; looking at how we can photograph every day objects in different ways and different themes. Then we will be using beebots to help us to understand how algorithms can be implemented on digital devices.
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