Our learning this half term is based around the topic 'Our Wonderful World'.
In English we will start with the book Katie in London and write a postcard about some of the famous landmarks in our Capital City. We will then read Vlad and the Great Fire of London and learn about the events leading up to the fire. Later on we shall read The Runaway Wok as part of our work on Chinese New Year.
This half term we will be learning about place value to 50, and continue counting in 2's 5's and 10's. We will learn different strategies to help us with addition and subtraction calculations. We will apply our learning in problem solving lessons.
In Science we will continue to learn about Everyday Materials. We will use our knowledge of materials and their properties to design and build some sort of vehicle to keep and egg safe as it travels down a ramp. Later on we will learn about reducing litter and waste by reusing/recycling materials and the benefits this has for our environment.
In Geography we will be learning to name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capitals of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. We will also look at and compare the different features of England and China. The children will learning about the artist Peter Clarke and creating their own collage dragon in Art and Design. In music we will be following the Charanga Scheme of work in Rhythm in the way we walk/The Banana Rap. Our Computing skills will be used throughout the half term in many of our other subjects, and we will also be learning about algorithms in preparation for programming. Our PSCHE theme this half term is Dreams and Goals and the children will be talking about how to set themselves goals and targets for the year. In RE we will be learning about the symbols related to Christianity and are hoping to visit the local church.
Our Forest School days are
Tuesday 18th January
Tuesday 8th February
Tuesday 8th March
Please send your child in clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and a change of shoes!
We are hoping to visit the local church this half term but more information will follow. We are inviting visitors into school and children will take part in a drama workshop as part of our Great Fire of London work and learn a dragon dance as part of our work on Chinese New Year Celebrations.
We have P.E. on Monday (Unihoc) and Wednesday (Gymnastics). Children will learn to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. Children will need to come to school in their PE kit on these days. Children will need a white or green round neck t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls or trainers. They can also come in joggers. 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 posted on Seesaw every Friday. This may be a link to an activity on Education City or Bug Club. The children need to complete this by the following Wednesday and they will receive a stamp on their Bear Hunt Sheet for all completed homework.
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.