This term we will be learning about....
Counting – up to 100, and comparing number to 20
Patterns – creating repeating patterns and symmetry
Partitioning numbers to 10 – more than / less than
Measuring length and height
Capacity – heavy / full / half full
Estimating sets of objects
Recognise teen numbers as ‘ten plus some more’
Measuring time – yesterday, today and tomorrow
This term we will be learning....
Daily Read Write Inc sounds and words to develop word building strategies
Posters - using what, where and when
Reports – Based on characters from fairy tales – what do they look like / what are their characteristics
Instructions – using instructional language firstly, then, after etc
Poetry – recite and perform familiar poems
Will you read me a story ?
This half term, we’ll play imaginatively with a model castle and small world characters.
We’ll look at different character types, and decide whether our favourite characters are ‘goodies’ or ‘baddies’!
Using different materials and shapes, we’ll build castles and bridges.
We’ll read lots of stories and look at the ingredients that go into a fantastic fairy tale.
We’ll be brave explorers and hunt for missing items from fairy tales.
Reading The Elves and the Shoemaker will encourage us to be busy elves and decorate shoes in our workshop.
Contemporary versions of fairy tales will inspire us to write stories, and we’ll create story maps to retell familiar tales.
Our mathematical skills will help us to count the buttons on gingerbread men, and estimate how many beans Jack has got!
After reading The Enormous Turnip, we’ll plant seeds and learn how to care for them.
We’ll also test the right materials to make a bed for a princess, and houses for the Three Little Pigs.
At the end of the project, we’ll look back at photographs of our amazing experiences.
We’ll also attend a fairy tale tea party and dress up as our favourite characters.
After Half Term –
What is a reflection?
This half term, we’ll get dressed up and look at ourselves in mirrors. How will our reflections change?
By looking closely at shiny objects and materials, we’ll be able to sort them.
Using our mathematical knowledge, we’ll create symmetrical patterns from natural and man-made materials.
We’ll use different gadgets to take photographs and learn how to delete or save images.
Our artistic skills will help us to sketch stunning self-portraits using charcoal.
Looking carefully in the mirror, we’ll discuss what a reflection is and what we can see.
We’ll fold shapes in half to investigate whether or not they are symmetrical, and complete symmetrical patterns on pegboards.
We’ll think about our feelings, and how these can change our facial expressions.
Using mirrors, we’ll practise our doubling skills and create patterns.
We’ll discuss why butterflies and moths have patterned wings, and use 2-D shapes to create symmetrical wings.
By listening carefully, we’ll be able to learn about echoes and copy rhythms by ‘clapping them back’.
At the end of the project, we’ll have a shiny treasure hunt and search for reflective items.
We’ll also look at photographs to discuss what we have learned.