In Spring our Literacy work is based around Farmer Duck and Rosie’s Walk
Farmer Duck is about a hardworking duck and a very lazy farmer! The other animals are very upset and want to help the duck so they come up with a plan. The children will use their prediction and inference skills to write the ending of the story before finding out what really happens. They will then write a newspaper report about the incident.
In Rosie’s Walk we will be working on prepositions and looking at the story from the Fox’s point of view.
This term we will be focusing on place value within 20 and apply this to calculate additions and subtractions within twenty. We will then move onto place value to 50, length and height and finally mass and volume.
In science we will learn about animals including humans. The children will learn about their own bodies, naming and identifying body parts and also investigating their different senses. They will then learn about the five animal groups as well as carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and the structure of a variety of common animals.
We also continue our work on seasonal change, finding out more about extreme weather when we study Dr Steve Lyons.
In history we are looking at how farming has changed across time. Children will learn about how what tractors used to look like in the past and how they have changed, as well as how different milking cows used to be! We are extremely lucky to be able to have two tractors visit school so children can get a close up look at the differences.
We will also be studying farms in geography, specifically looking at the geographical features we might find on a farm. We will find out about the three 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 then get to visit a farm to see if we can spot these features in real life. At the end of the topic we will build our own 3D farm and use our oracy skills to create a voice over!
In RE children will be studying the Buddhist water festival, Songkran. They will recap their knowledge of religions and religious festivals before diving into the Songkran festival. They will find out what the festival is, what it celebrates, how it is celebrated and why it is celebrated.
Children will then look at how Christians celebrate Easter. They will look at how different days are celebrated such as Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday.
In PSHE we will be looking at ‘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 P.E we begin the Spring term with a Gymnastics unit of work – thinking about how we can travel in different ways. This is then followed by a unit of work focusing on fundamental movement skills.
Our Art this term focusses on printing and painting techniques. We will have a go at printing our own wallpaper inspired by William Morris and will create flowers using paint after considering the work of Kandinsky.
In DT we will be preparing lots of different fruits to create our own fruit salad.
In our computing unit of work, the children will be introduced to early programming concepts. They will explore using individual commands, with their peers and as part of a computer program. They will identify what each command for the BeeBot does, and use that knowledge to start predicting the outcome of programs.