Our learning challenge this half term is....Why was Neil Armstrong a very brave person? Our WOW will be a visit from a Planetarium where we will be able to gaze at the stars and planets in our solar system.
We will be looking at non-fiction books, factsheets and websites to find out about Neil Armstrong before writing our very own factsheet. We will also read Man on the Moon (A Day in the life of Bob) and write our own version of the story. Later in the half term we will think about the kind of things we would take to the moon, and write instructions to make a space helmet. During the last week, we will be celebrating Chinese New Year and retelling the story of how each year got its name.
This half term we will be looking at number and place value, mass and weight, 3D shapes, money and addition and subtraction.
In Science we will discuss the four seasons, their characteristics and the changes which occur within them. We will make a weather chart and record the weather daily, and make our own rain gauge. We will use the data collected to identify weather patterns and to answer questions.
Our Jigsaw theme this half term is 'Dreams and Goals'. We will talk about setting goals and how to achieve them, and overcoming any obstacles which may make things more difficult.
We have no trips out of school planned this half term, but a Planetarium will be visiting school on 24th January.
We have P.E. on Wednesday and Friday. Children will need a white or green round neck t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls or trainers. Long hair will need to be tied back. If possible, earrings should be taken out. If this is not possible, they should be covered with plasters or micro-pore tape.
Homework will be given out on Friday. Children should bring it back by the following Wednesday. They will get a sticker on their homework chart, and a stamp on their Bear Hunt sheet.
We expect children to read every night at home, and this to be recorded in the children's reading diary. Children will get stickers in their diary when they have reached 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 nights worth of reading, along with a small reward. The number of reads your child has achieved will also be recorded on a chart which will be displayed in the classroom window. Our Open Door day is Thursday. We encourage parents and carers to come into school at 2.55 and share a library book with your child.