This half term we will begin by exploring pirate narratives including Peter Pan and we will be reading and writing information about Pirates and learning about commands. Children will continue learning to spell common exception words and learning to use the sounds they need in their writing, which they learn in phonics sessions.
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.
Here are the objectives for this half term:
Find 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less than any 2-digit number; explore patterns on the 100-square; understand place value in 2-digit numbers and identify 10s and 1s
Use number facts to add and subtract 1-digit numbers to/from 2-digit numbers; add pairs of 1-digit numbers with totals above 10; sort out additions into those you ʻjust knowʼ and those you need to work out
Add three small numbers, spotting pairs to 10 and doubles; add and subtract 10 to and from 2-digit numbers
Compare weights and capacities using direct comparison; measure weight and capacity using uniform non-standard units; complete tables and block graphs, recording results and information; make and use a measuring vessel for capacity
Find half of all numbers to 10 and then to 20; identify even numbers and begin to learn halves; recognise halves and quarters of shapes and begin to know 2/2=1, 4/4=1 and 2/4=1/2; recognise, name and know value of coins 1p–£2 and £5 and £10 notes; solve repeated addition problems using coins; make equivalent amounts using coins
This unit will introduce children to the idea of plants as living things which grow and change over time. Children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘How can we make a plant identification kit?’ The unit will encourage children to recognise the common features, similarities and differences between plants. Children will learn about the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. They will identify, name and describe the main parts of plants, including trees. They will learn that trees are plants and will learn the meaning of ‘evergreen’ and ‘deciduous’ when describing and comparing trees. Children will describe and compare common plants and trees in their local environment and will learn specific vocabulary relating to trees, e.g. trunk, bark etc. They will have the opportunity to plant, grow and observe their own plants throughout the unit.
Children will consider how to treat plants as living things with care. At the end of the unit, children will create a model plant, a record of local plants and an identification kit for plants in their local area.
Working Scientifically, children will focus on observing closely using simple equipment, naming and grouping and recognising similarities and differences between plants. Children will make and record their observations and will also have the opportunity to gather and record data in a simple way to help in answering questions.
This unit builds on any work children have done in the Foundation Stage. This is the introductory unit on plants and lays the foundations for future work in this area.
Our topic is Pirates. The children will be learning about famous pirates and creating artwork for our revamped KS1 library based on Neverland. We will explore the high seas and mapping and learn to make our own maps. We will learn about pirate ships, weapons and explorations. Flags, treasure and animals on board ship add to the fun!
Using the beebots to code directions on a map.
Using Pic Collage and Book Creator to create information about pirates.
Exploring technology around us.
Using a photo album to create a Spring collection.
This half term we will focus on developing our gymnastic and games skills.
Our new topic is Relationships. We will be exploring how we work together well and how important it is to respect each other.
- Listen and Appraise the song Your Imagination and other songs about using your imagination: ● Your Imagination by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman ● Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins ● Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory soundtrack ● Daydream Believer by The Monkees ● Rainbow Connection from The Muppet Movie ● A Whole New World from Aladdin
- Musical Activities – learn and/or build on your knowledge and understanding about the interrelated dimensions of music through: a. Warm-up Games (including vocal warm-ups). b. Flexible Games (optional extension work). c. Learn to Sing the Song – step-by-step manageable learning chunks spread over the 6 steps. Or, the whole song so you can decide when to learn each section during the 6 steps. d. Option: Play Instruments with the Song. Play the given parts or your own compositions/improvisations over the coda (the end section of the song, you will see it named on the screen) section of the song e. Option: Improvise with the Song (over the coda section of the song). f. Option: Compose with the Song (over the coda section of the song). As a class, you may want to write your own lyrics where you split into 2 groups to sing and copy back. Or, using the given notes, create a group composition.
- Perform the Song – perform and share your learning as you progress through the Unit of Work.
Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.