Our learning this half term is based around the topic Once upon a time.... We will visit Mansfield Palace Theatre to watch Cinderella!
In English we will start by writing a senses poem about bonfire night. We will then read The True Story of The Three little Pigs written by the Big Bad Wolf before writing a letter to explain whether or not we believe his version of the story. After that, we will use the story of The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig as inspiration to write our own story, ready to send to Mansfield Palace Theatre to give them ideas for next years pantomime.
This half term we will be counting, reading and writing numbers to 20. We will learn different strategies to help us use these in addition and subtraction number sentences to 20.
In Science we will identify, name and describe the properties of a variety of everyday materials including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. We will then use these skills to investigate which material would make the best waterproof roof for the Three Little Pigs house.
In Geography we will use basic geographical skills to refer to key physical features and key human features. Our focus for this will be drawing and talking about fairytale settings. We will design and make the Three Little Pigs houses in Design Technology. In Music we will be learning songs for our Nativity performance. Our Computing skills will be used throughout the half term in many of our other subjects, and we will also be learning about coding. In RE we will be looking at Stories of Jesus and Jewish and Christian stories. Our Jigsaw theme this half term is 'Celebrating Difference' with a focus on Anti-Bullying and we will be talking about the British Value of Respect and what that means.
We are visiting the local library on Wednesday 13th November.
We have P.E. on Wednesday and Friday. The children will be performing dances based around the story of the Three Little Pigs and taking part in Parachute Games. 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.