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Spring Term 2 - 2021
Throughout the remainder of Spring 2, we will be learning about:
English: writing about different animals and what makes each animal special and unique. We will be using adjectives and learning the different body parts of animals that fly, swim and walk on land.
Maths: learning how to add and subtract on a number line, the concept of halving and doubling and learning to answer word problems for subtraction and addition calculations. We will also encourage the learning of 3D shapes, counting in 5s and the time of day through the use of continuous provision in our environment.
Theme: looking at birds, water animals and land animals. We will then explore imaginary animals and dinosaurs and have a go at making our own animal using the different body parts of animals that we know of.
Spring Term 1 - 2021
During the lockdown period in Spring 1, our theme was based around Fairy Tale stories. We started the term off with a dress up day. We explored several different fairy tale stories including Cinderella, the three little pigs and the Jolly Postman. Within our writing we had to focus on writing different pieces of learning linked to each of the stories. We had to write about how the three little bears felt and retelling of the Chinese New Year story. In maths we learnt about how to measure the length and height of bean stalks and learnt about adding and subtracting items the three little pig’s story and the Chinese New Year story. Alongside this learning, we learnt about some of the stories that Jesus told in the bible. We read and learnt the meaning of the ‘Good Samaritan’, ‘The Lost Sheep’ and ‘The Wise Man and The Foolish Man.’
Autumn Term 2 - 2020
This half term, as part of our theme of Celebrations we have learnt about Bonfire night, Diwali, Armistice Day, Anti-bullying week. We have also enjoyed the build up to Christmas, singing carols, making reindeer food and writing Christmas cards.
For Bonfire night we learnt, about why we celebrate it and what we do on Bonfire nights. We had a COAT day activity in which the children got to create their own bonfire using sticks and leaves. And they also had a leaf firework celebration in which leaves where thrown up into the air like a firework.
We learnt all about how different people celebrate the festival of light and the different ways in which they celebrate it. We watched videos on how the Hindus celebrate Diwali and what they do. So in light of this we chose to create our own Divas using clay and sequins to decorate it. When all the clay divas had dried we placed them in a tray and had our own Diwali celebration in the classroom with music and candles.
Ice ‘Get me out of here’
Included in our Celebrations theme we have looked at how the season has changed from autumn to winter. As part of this we explored how leaves change colour and how ice forms and melts. The children had the chance to try and get animals out of the ice using different methods.
As part of our Christmas activities and build up, the children were given the chance to make reindeer food using different ingredients and then spread this food around the school grounds. Alongside this activity we have had the chance to draw on and decorate trees in the forest area as you would do with a Christmas tree. The children also practised subtraction through the use of Christmas trees and different decorations.