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Spring Term 2018

Our two topics this term are Toys and SpaceA flavour of some of what the children will be learning and experiencing during these topics is given below.

Toys

During this topic we will be exploring stories about toys. We will be reading books first before writing our own stories using an opening, build up, problem, resolution and ending.  We will learn how to extend our sentences, using descriptive language and conjunctions.  We will also be looking closely at some poetry about toys, discussing patterns and rhyme.

This term we will be exploring toys from around the world and comparing them with toys the children have.  We will also be looking at toys from the past and comparing them with toys today. 

 Also we will use a variety of media when carrying out close observational drawings of toys.  This will include pencils, charcoal, chalk and pastels.  The children will learn all about tones, shadows and light and dark.

Space

After half term we will be looking at a variety of non-fiction texts including instructions and non-chronological reports about space, how they are organised and the language used.  This will help us create our own non-chronological report all about space using the features of non-fiction.

We will research information about the different planets in the solar system.  These facts will include the names and order of the planets, as well as size and what the planets are made from.  As part of this topic we will also look at the history of space travel.

Our numeracy focus for this term will involve place value and calculations.  We will continue to learn our addition and subtraction facts, recognising the link between them. Throughout the term we will also complete various practical activities, written activities, mental and oral maths tasks and will use ICT in our learning. 

We are learning about different materials and where they come from, introducing natural and man-made materials.  The children will learn why objects are made from certain materials and not others through investigations.

During the term we will follow the Cambridgeshire Scheme of Work for PSHCE and the SEAL units of work.  These units of work will promote the children’s social and emotional wellbeing by encouraging the children to build and maintain social skills, develop their own self confidence and self-esteem. 

We will also look at how some Christian milestones are celebrated during R.E, such as weddings and baptisms.