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This half term our topic is ‘Lost in London’, during which we will be exploring famous London landmarks and the geographical location of our capital city.
Our work in English is book based and we will begin by working on three books without words! These texts will develop the children’s prediction skills as well as allow them an opportunity to think about how the characters are feeling and what they might say. The activities will also use and develop the children’s imagination skills. We will also have daily phonics, reading and spelling lessons.
In Maths we will focus on number, exploring place value and developing our skills of addition and subtraction. We will also recap some key elements of maths including number bonds to 10 and 20. The children will be shown a range of written methods to use as well as developing their mental maths skills.
Within Science the children will be developing their understanding of materials. They will be sorting and comparing the properties, testing their suitability and observing what changes can be made to them through squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
In Computing we will focus on coding, during which we will introduce the children to algorithms, using repeat and timer commands and debugging. They will use these skills to create a program to retell a story.
During Geography lessons we will use maps and atlases to identify countries and develop our understanding of the continents and oceans. The children will also think about where they live and where that is in relation to London.
In RE the children will be reflecting upon special people. They will think about special people to them as well as special people around the world.
During PE we will continue to develop our ball skills during outdoor PE lessons. In indoor PE lessons the children will explore a range of movements within dance and build up to performing a routine.
Our work within PSHE will focus on relationships and the children will consider what makes good friendships and how they would act in common friendship scenarios!
Art lessons this half term will focus on the following artists: Andy Goldsworthy, Steven Wiltshire and John Harrison. The children will learn about these artists and the style they are famous for. The children will have the opportunity to work in the style of the artist and then use the style to inspire their own version of the work.
Music lessons will be based around the song ‘hands, feet and heart’. The children will learn how to sing the song as well as play tuned and un-tuned instruments to accompany their singing.
We continue to assess the children’s reading, writing and number skills, highlighting areas for development through our next step marking and supporting the children to develop these areas.
Please continue to hear your child read and record this in their reading diary.