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ENGLISH

 

This half term we will begin by learning about sentences and how to write them. We will be learning our pictorial targets for writing and these will help us when we begin to write traditional tales. We will also be writing information about animals and dinosaurs.

Children will be learning to spell common exception words and learning to use the sounds they need in their writing.

Please remember to continue using Reading Eggs at home and to read regularly and learn your spellings.

Reading books will be changed twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. It is important that children learn to re-read books to build fluency and good expression.

MATHS

Here are the objectives for the first half term:

Count up to 20 objects (match number to object); estimate and count up to 30 objects; count on and back and order numbers to 10; recognise domino/dice arrays without counting; identify a number 1 more (next number in count)

Find pairs that make 5; subitise to 5; find pairs that make 6; subitise to 6; find pairs that make 10; subitise fingers to 10; match pairs to 5, 6 and 10 to number sentences; find missing numbers in number sentences

Double numbers 1 to 5; find 1 and 2 more; count back 1 and begin to find 1 less

Recognise, name and describe squares, rectangles, circles and triangles; recognise basic line symmetry; sort 2D shapes according to their properties, using Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams

Read and write numbers and number-names to 20; compare and order numbers to 20; identify 1 more and 1 less; estimate sets of objects, count to check and order sets according to size; understand 0 as the empty set

 

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for Parts of Animals:

In this unit children will learn about their senses and how they use them to describe the world. Children will identify and name the basic external parts of the human body and recognise the functions of some body parts, including the sense organs. Children will describe and compare common animals, and will recognise and name a variety of animals and their body parts. They will construct and label a map of the human body and will draw comparisons between human and animal body parts. They will consider how to treat other people and living things with care and respect. At the end of the unit, children will create a song which compares the functions of various animals’ body parts.

Investigative work in this unit focuses on exploring the senses, observing and communicating ideas about their own body parts and those of animals, and recording their ideas in diagrams.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Amazing Animals. We will be learning about where in the world animals live and where dinosaur fossils were discovered. We will learn about the passing of time and when dinosaurs roamed Earth. We will be learning to draw animals in various styles and using a variety of media. We will be learning about Mary Anning and David Attenborough. We will be using clay to make a model of a dinosaur.

RE

Our learning this term is about answering the questions: Who are Christians and what do they believe?

COMPUTING

Learning about E-Safety and using online websites as well as programming using the Daisy Dino app.

Using graphics and text to support our work about dinosaurs.

 

PE

This half term we will be learning to develop our dance skills including performing and evaluating basic routines and will be developing our gymnastic skills.

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is Being me in my World. We will discuss what’s good about ourselves and explore what we want to achieve to continue growing and excelling with our unique talents.

MUSIC

Coming soon…

 

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.