with Mrs King
Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed the Christmas break. Here is what we will be doing this Half term.
Our Topic this term is “What makes us like other animals?” We will be investigating animals in Literacy by using non-fiction books and information. At the moment we are writing our own non-fiction books! Later, we will be reading ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson and exploring animal poetry.
In maths we have started the term reviewing place value and using our knowledge of tens and ones to compare and order numbers. We will be looking at multiplication and division, including arrays, and applying our maths skills to everyday problems.
In science we will be looking at Habitats – homes for animals. We will also learn about life cycles of different animals, classification (eg mammal, amphibian, reptile, bird) and what different animals eat.
PE this term is dance! We have enjoyed using animal moves to get fit and create routines.
This half term in Literacy we have been looking at fiction and non-fiction, sorting books into groups. We have started the story of Cinderella and will be exploring how to write an invitation, a recipe and a diary entry
In maths we have been exploring money and how to buy items using coins. We have a role play pet shop I n which to practice our skills. We have begun to look at shape, finding shapes all over the school!
In science we are looking at our bodies and how we can be healthy. We have investigated how our senses work and how we can have a balanced diet.
In Topic we are planning a Healthy Friendship Party! We need to decide what to buy at the shops on our trip, what games to play, music etc. We have been exploring where our food comes from and learning the names of the continents of the world.
We have started the year well, settling in and making friends in our new class.
In Literacy we have be exploring Traditional Tales, starting with Little Red Riding Hood and moving onto The Three Little Pigs. We have used drama, story mapping and illustration to re-tell the story. We have also made wanted posters and even made our own books!
In maths, we have been looking at addition and subtraction. We have used cubes, number lines, pictures, place value equipment and other resources to help us. We have practiced counting forwards and backwards.
In science we are investigating materials and their properties. We will be planning a fair test to see which material is best to make Red Riding Hood a new cape.
Our theme in Topic is Pride in Place. We are looking at our local area and exploring maps. In history we have been thinking about the Great Fire of London in 1666. We have created beautiful art work based on fire.
PE this half term is ball skills, games and basketball.
Keep up the good work Jennings Class!