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Autumn 1

 

Our topic this term is Superheroes... we are discussing our favourite superhero to encourage speaking and listening.  We are writing a list of our favourite superheroes and we are trying very hard to remember a capital letter for their name, finger spaces and to begin a new line.  We are going to be reading Traction Man, the children will make puppets based on this book.

In Maths, we are trying hard to count forwards and backwards and we are trying to say a number that is one more and one less than a given number.  We are going to try and work out the number bonds to 5 and understand what number bonds are.

We are thinking about our 5 senses in Science and trying to identify which body part is linked to each sense. 

We are going to be identifying the human and physical features in Seaton when we go on a short walk around the village.  We will discuss how we travel to school and discuss what we see and hear along the way.

Autumn 2

Our topic this term is Space... we are exploring the 'dark tent' and identifying light sources and identifying reflective objects.  We are going to be discussing nocturnal animals and we will be completing a fact file about nocturnal animals.

In Literacy, we are reading a non-fiction text based on space and writing some facts that we can recall about a different part of space using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and we are trying very hard to include a conjunction in our writing.  We are also concentrating on rhyme this term during Literacy... we are enjoying writing rhyming words on our special space rockets!

In Maths, we are exploring the environment to find 2D shapes and discussing the properties of 2D shapes.  We are going to be working out doubles and halves of numbers and see if we can spot the pattern between doubles and halves.  We are still trying very hard to count backwards.

We are linking our topic to History this term and we will be finding out about Neil Armstrong and discussing why he is significant.

This term, we are very busy and working very hard learning our special Christmas songs for the performance. 

 

Spring 1

 

In Literacy, we are reading The Gingerbread Man and doing LOTS of work based on the traditional tale.  We have been describing The Gingerbread Man using adjectives and trying very hard to use commas in a list! We are re-telling the story and we are going to use our imagination to think of a different ending to the story.

We are thinking about materials and their properties in Science and we have been working in small groups to produce a house made from different materials, similar to The Three Little Pigs story.  We really enjoyed making the different houses and we discussed which material was most suitable and why.  

In Maths, we have been working out addition and subtraction calculations and we are trying to use our fingers correctly.  We are thinking about the value of the tens and ones and some friends are even thinking about 3-digit numbers and partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and ones.  

We have been practising our cutting skills by making stick puppets to act out the story, The Gingerbread Man and we are going to be making gingerbread men too! 

The whole school will be celebrating Chinese New Year, the week beginning Monday, 4th February and we are all looking forward to this.  We have a special visitor coming into school to do some Chinese cooking and we will be doing lots of activities based around this theme.

 

 

Spring 2

 

 

This term, our theme is Jack and the Beanstalk.  We are using adjectives to describe the Giant and we are going to focus on speech that has been used in the story, we are going to try and read using expression and become familiar with other words for 'said'.  

In Maths, we are finding out the properties of 3D shapes, we are going to be doing some work on column addition which involves partitioning and continuing to practise counting forwards and backwards from a particular number.

In Science, we have labelled a plant and discussed the purpose of each part of a plant.  We have planted some seeds and we have predicted which plant will be most healthy, depending on where it has been placed and whether it is getting water or not.  We have been on a Science walk to look for plants in our environment.

This term, we have cricket and we are continuing to practise our aiming, throwing and catching skills.  We are also doing apparatus this term which we are all enjoying and becoming more confident using the large apparatus.

At the end of this term, we will be taking part in our creativity week which is Science... we have a workshop that we will take part in and LOTS of various activities planned around the theme, Journeys.

 

 

Summer 1

 

This term, our theme is Jungles... we are incorporating this theme into our Science work basing some of our work looking at different jungle animals,grouping and classifying animals too. 

In Maths, we have been asking members of staff a question: which is your favourite jungle animal? We have made a tally chart with the results, then we are going to use this information to make a bar chart and then answer questions using the information.  We are partitioning numbers into tens and ones and some friends are splitting their number into hundreds, tens and ones and we are using this to help us work out column addition which is rather tricky!

In Literacy, we have been looking at non-fiction writing about jungle animals and writing facts about a specific jungle animal.  We have started reading a fiction book from another culture, we are describing an animal from the book using adjectives and trying to use commas in a list! We are going to discuss and then write about a character from the book,  thinking about how the character moves using verbs and how it does this using adverbs!

In Geography, we are looking at discussing different parts of the Seaside and thinking about whether they are human or physical features.

This term, we have football with Conor. We are practising our ball skills, passing and receiving the ball and thinking carefully about which part of our foot that we use to do this.

At the end of this term, we have creativity week which is Art and History week which will include lots of activities incorporating those subjects.