Children will begin by exploring ‘Recounts’, this will involve reading and comparing simple recounts, discussing and contrasting recounts with narrative texts as well as discussing the common features of recounts. The children will have the opportunity to sequence a set of events and justify opinions based on evidence in the text. They will then move on to orally composing a recount and sequencing events using time connectives, children will then plan how to write their recount using a storyboard. Through modelling the children will see the change from oral composition into written composition with sentence writing reinforced. The children will eventually move on to creating group animated recounts of the growth of a seed with written captions recounting events.
The next unit this half term will focus on ‘Stories with Repetitive Patterns’ this will include looking at a range of stories such as ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and ‘The Angry Ladybird’ and making predictions on what they have read. The children will have the opportunity to discuss the main characters and events; respond in role as a character and infer character feelings.
Children will then be able to create their own story maps / plans with events in order; respond in role as a character and infer character feelings and orally re-tell their innovated story. Finally children will be able to write a story with a repetitive pattern which includes text features and focus skills.
Children will begin the half term by recapping Number and Place Value including reading and writing numbers from 1-20 extending to 100, ordering umbers to 50 and identifying one more and one less and ten more and ten less. We will also continue counting in multiples of twos, fives and tens. The children will have the opportunity to use practical equipment to represent numbers as well as identifying tens and units. We will focus on Measurement; comparing, measuring and describing length, height, mass and weight using standard and non –standard units as well as solving practical problems. The children will continue to develop their mathematical language – fewer, more than, less, than, most etc as well learning to read, write and interpret addition + Subtraction - and Equals =. We will also look at shape; recognising and naming common 2D and 3D shapes as well as counting and money; recognising the value of different denominations of coins and notes. Finally we will cover Multiplication and Division; adding and subtracting one digit and two digit numbers to 20, recalling and using doubles and halves of all numbers to 10 as well as solving one step problems in multiplication and division.
This half term we will be exploring the topic of ‘Animals, including humans’. The children learn that humans have bodies with similar parts and will be encouraged to label the common parts of the body. They will learn that humans have 5 senses and that animals including humans grow and change as they get older. They will make observations and comparisons of height and will test to see if their predictions were correct. The children will explore that humans belong to the animal group and have the opportunity to match adult animals to their young. The children will also be taught to identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals as well as identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
This half term we will be looking at ‘Transport’. Some of the activities will include the children describing different types of transport and comparing how they have changed from now and in the past. The children will make a timeline of one type of transport as well as exploring Neil Armstrong landing on the moon.
This unit will begin by looking at the Nativity story and discussing the arrival of the Wise Men after Christmas (Festival of Epiphany). We will then focus on ‘Jesus the Son of God’. This will give the children the opportunity to explore through the different stories how Jesus as the Son of God helped people. We will look at the stories of Jesus meeting and healing people and use these stories to emphasise that we believe Jesus was a man but he was also the Son of God.
This half term we will be exploring ‘In the Groove’. The children will have the opportunity to explore; pulse (steady beat), rhythm (long and short sounds), pitch (high and low sounds), tempo (fast and slow), dynamics (loud and quiet), timbre (the character of the sound), texture (layers of sound) and structure – how the sections are ordered. The children will listen and appraise, take part in musical activities and finally perform.
This half term we will be focusing on ball skills. This will involve exploring a variety of equipment, understanding tactics, as well as practising throwing, rolling and receiving equipment. The children will have the opportunity to develop co-ordination in striking and throwing skills. The children will also be taught how to understand how their bodies feel during exercise.
Computing – Digital Literacy
This half term the children will be covering E-safety. This will involve understanding that they can find a range of information on the internet. Children will have the opportunity to navigate age appropriate websites as well as learn what to do if they find something inappropriate online. They will also be taught that the internet can be used to communicate with other people, to use the internet purposefully to answer specific questions and to know that not everything on the internet is true.
Art - Painting
This half term we will look at exploring the work of a variety of artists and develop techniques using colour, shape, line and space. The children will be encouraged to develop their ideas and try things out, as well as to use a range of materials creatively.