Children will begin the half term covering 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 division. We will focus on measurement including length and height / mass and weight. The children will record in both standard (m, cm, g, and kg) and nonstandard units. We will move on to mental addition and subtraction facts in the context of measurement. The focus will be on number bonds within 20 including adding and subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers to 20. We will revisit fractions including whole, halves and quarters of a shape, object, or quantities, before moving on to position, direction and time. The children will focus on half, quarter and three quarter turns and revisit time by telling the time to the hour and half past the hour. The children will draw the hands on the clocks to show these times. This will progress to measurement of time where the children will be encouraged to think about the sequencing of events linking to stories such as ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’. Children will finally have the opportunity to compare, describe and solve practical problems for time (quicker, slower, earlier, and later).
This half term the children will focus on fantasy stories. We will be reading a number of fantasy stories such as ‘Man on the Moon’, ‘Here come the Aliens’, ‘Mungo and the spiders from space’ and ‘Whatever Next’. We will also be exploring film clips and making predictions. The children will be able to predict possible events in a narrative based on their experiences of other texts. They will be able to re-tell a fantasy story and ask and answer questions about it, discuss main characters and events; identify key events and create a plot pattern. We will then progress to creating our own story maps / mountains / plans with the events in order; respond in role as a character and discuss characters and character’s feelings. The children will be encouraged to orally retell their innovated story. They will then progress to creating their own short narrative based on a story plan using focus skills and text features.
We will then move on to exploring ‘Traditional Rhymes’. The children will be taught the poems that have been handed down from parents to their children over many years. We will focus on traditional rhymes such as ‘London’s Burning’, ‘Oranges and Lemons’, ‘Row row row your boat ’and ‘Ring a ring of roses’. We will also be exploring the meaning behind the different traditional rhymes.
This half term we will be exploring the topic of ‘Animals, including humans’. The children will 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 follow this unit by continuing to learn about the Seasons. Our focus will be ‘Spring’’ and the children will observe the changes that occur during Spring as well as looking at how the weather changes during the Spring season.
This half term the children will have the opportunity to show their emerging knowledge and understanding of the past by recognising the distinction between the past and the present; such as a picture of themselves as a baby and a picture of themselves today. They will be encouraged to place objects and events in order by using common phrases to show the passing of time e.g. old, new, young, baby, grown up. The children will be able to show their developing knowledge and understanding of the past by knowing where some people fit into a chronological framework. This will be done by using common words and phrases about the passing of time. E.g. before, after, a long time ago, very old, in the past.
We will explore events, people and changes by telling the difference between the past and present in our own and other people’s lives by using and making comparisons to parts of stories, and features of events. We will use simple stories and other sources to show that we know and understand key features especially when recalling personal events.
The children will use communication to show that they know and understand about the past in different ways e.g. speaking, role play, drawing and writing. They will be encouraged to understand historical concepts and use them to make simple connections and draw contrasts (e.g. birthdays present and past).
Finally, the children will use historical enquiry to explore sources and to answer questions about the past. They will be able to ask and answer questions about the past through observing and handling a range of sources such as objects, pictures, people talking about their past, buildings and written sources.
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 – E – Safety
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.
The children will learn to record and explore ideas from first hand observations, they will explore the work of artists, craftspeople and designers from different times for similarities and differences.
The children will build on drawing skills by experimenting with a variety of media; pencils, rubbers, crayons, pastels etc. They will control the types of marks made with the range of media and investigate tone by drawing light/dark lines, light/dark patterns and light and dark shapes.
The children will explore painting by using a variety of tools and techniques, mix and match colours, work on different scales and identify primary and secondary colours by name.
Finally, the children will review what they and others have done and say what they think and feel about it. They will be given the opportunity to discuss what they will change in their current work or develop in their future work.