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Spring 2017

Spring 1 – Megastructures!

We are starting this new term with a focus on buildings and architecture in the local area and famous buildings in London and around the world. This leads us into our interesting science topic ‘materials and their properties’ where the children will learn about the range of materials (both man-made and natural), new language to describe their properties, how to sort them and how to investigate aspects of their characteristics.

In English this half term as we will be writing fantastic descriptions of the wonderful models that were made over the holiday. The children will focus on using descriptive language to describe the features of their models. We will also be focusing on rhythm and rhyme in our poetry unit and children will be continuing a rhyming couplet. We will also be reading traditional tales, re-telling the story of The Three Little Pigs and re-writing the story changing some of the features.

In maths there will be an emphasis on doubling, halving and sharing quantities into equal groups. Children will develop their understanding of time, reading time to the hour and half hour on an analogue clock. We will even be making our own clocks which will help to reinforce the hour and minute hands and what importance their position on the clock face has on telling the time. It would also be great if parents could help children to read the time at home on a daily basis to reinforce what we are learning at home. The children will be learning about fractions, looking at halving and quartering shapes. Children will continue to practise the skills of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and will be learning number bonds to 10 and 20.

In Art and D&T, we will be reusing and reclaiming materials to create our own pictures and we will also be linking DT to maths when we will be using natural materials and clay to make models of 3d shapes to help us to learn more about the properties of these shapes (including edges, vertices and faces). We will also be exploring different ways of using charcoal to draw sketches of famous buildings from around the world and explore colour blending to create winter artwork!

 

Spring 2

In this half term we will continue to focus on ‘Seasonal change’ in science and changes within our local environment. The children will have the opportunity to identify animals and plants that are in the local area. We will continue to learn about ‘materials and their properties’.

For Geography and History, we will be going on some walks around the local area and the City of London to explore landmark architecture and the work of Sir Christopher Wren at Saint Paul’s Cathedral. The children will also be looking at timelines and creating a timeline of St Paul’s and learning about how it has changed over time. In Geography we will look at the different countries of the UK and learn about capital cities and the surrounding seas and oceans. The children will have the opportunity to use maps and atlases as well as look at Google Earth on school laptops.

We will be writing our own acrostic poems and the children will become nature detectives so that they can collect ideas to help them create their own springtime poem. We have been learning about verbs, adjectives and nouns to help the children to make their writing even more interesting and engaging. We will be learning more about time connectives (first, next, then, after that and finally) to enable them to write a recount of their trip to St Pauls. Handwriting and presentation are still a very big focus in year 1 with children being encouraged to form letters correctly and using finger-spaces.

 

In maths we will continue to practise counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s (forwards and backwards). We will also be returning to place value and using our knowledge of tens and ones and we will relate this to money with children using their knowledge to help them make amounts using different coins (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and £1). We will be revisiting fractions (½ and ¼) using this knowledge to halve and quarter amounts. We move onto thinking about turns ½, ¼, ¾ and moving in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. Children will use programmable toys to make these turns to move to a set destination.

In art we will continue to use our sketch books to experiment with a range of techniques. This half term we will focus on observational drawings and pencil strokes and shading to create sketches of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Here are some interesting websites that you may wish to look at with your children.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z9pgcdm#zwy987h

http://www.teachingtime.co.uk

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/search.aspx?q=analogue

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Summer 2016

Summer 1 – Wild World - Plants

Our topic for the whole of the summer term is ‘wild world’ which encompasses many different aspects of learning and covers a wide topic area. We will be starting the first half term by having a planting day which will also include planting seeds which have been in the international space station with Tim Peake. How exciting! We will be planting these as part of an investigation to see whether they will grow like normal Earth seeds.  We will keep you updated on twitter with regards to our ongoing observations and results.  The children will be inventing and drawing their own special plants and writing a set of instructions (including top tips) in English using imperative or bossy verbs.  They will also be learning about and describing settings in adventure stories and seeing how changing the setting can affect the story. We will also explore fantasy stories and the children will be writing their own ending for the story ‘Where the wild things are’ by Maurice Sendak. What a lot of exciting learning we are going to be doing.  It will certainly keep us very busy.

Children continue with daily phonics lessons and our focus is very much on getting them to identify phonemes (including digraphs and trigraphs). We will be practising the skill of blending letters together to read unfamiliar real and non-sense words.  Please do continue to practise reading and sharing stories together at home as often as possible.

In maths we will be learning more about 2d and 3d shapes. Children will consolidate their knowledge of shape including being able to name and describe them using the correct mathematical terminology.  They will have the opportunity to work practically to make shapes using natural resources (twigs and clay).  Following on from this we will be consolidating subtraction and addition skills by solving 1 step worded problems which will challenge the children’s investigative and problem solving skills.  We will of course, continue to practise counting forwards and backwards to/from 100 in 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. It would be fantastic if families could especially focus on counting backwards in 1s from any number from 100. This will really support them with mental maths. Children will be working on their quick recall facts and we will focus on number bonds to 20 and doubles.

In RE we will be exploring the religion of Islam and will be learning about the Muslim belief, prayer and Allah’s teachings.

Our art will focus on improving drawing skills and increasing the detail that is included in sketches. We will also be looking at the work of local artist and interior designer William Morris. Children will have the opportunity to sketch some of his designs and then do some printing on fabric to create a ‘Morris-esque’ effect design.  Our trip to the William Morris Gallery in April will help us to get a feel for his work and the techniques he used.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/lets-celebrate

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zwhhvcw/resources/1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/shapes/play/

 

We will be starting Summer 2 by learning about what an explorer is and focussing on the life and work of Charles Darwin. This ties in with our science topic for the second part of the summer term ‘animals including humans’. We will be learning about the human body and learning to draw and label our own bodies. We will begin to compare humans with other animals from around the world. We will be starting to identify different groups of animals including mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles and the children will be investigating whether different animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores! We are lucky enough to be going on 2 trips to support our science learning. The first trip is to Lloyd Park where we will undertake a spot of ‘pond dipping’ (and other interesting activities), and the second to ‘Mudchute Farm’ in the heart of East London to explore farm animals. We will also continue to make observations about our local and school environment, identify changes that have occurred throughout the 4 seasons and deepen our knowledge of the senses. Children should be supported and name the seasons, months of the year and days of the week in order.

Geography will focus on comparing animals which live in either hot or cold climates and we will also look at the various countries Charles Darwin went during his adventures on the HMS Beagle. Children will be introduced to using atlases and will start to identify countries, continents and oceans.

 

In English we will be will be looking at both fiction and non-fiction texts. The children will be writing their own diary entries, non-chronological reports and will be exploring stories from other cultures starting with ‘Tinga, Tinga Tales’ and children will be writing their very own tale!

This term in maths we will continue to consolidate our knowledge of number and place value. Children will be practising counting forwards and backwards from any given number to 100 in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.  They will also look again at simple multiplication and division and recap time.

In RE we will be learning about Christianity and specifically about Jesus and his teachings. We will make comparisons to other religions and talk about similarities and differences. Children will be encouraged to be proud of their own beliefs and cultures as well as celebrate the amazing diversity in our school and wider community.

In art we will be exploring collage and modelling/sculpting using clay and modroc. We will try to create moving sculptures of different animals.

In PE, the children will be continuing to build up a repertoire of key skills including movements, balancing and handling different equipment.

We will be ensuring that our children are getting prepared for the transition into year 2 and there will be a transition day where they get to spend time in their new class with their year 2 teacher. How exciting!

 

http://www.mudchute.org/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/living/habitats.html

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Spring 2016

We are starting this new term with a focus on buildings and architecture in the local area and famous buildings in London and around the world. This leads us into our interesting science topic ‘materials and their properties’ where the children will learn about the range of materials (both man-made and natural), new language to describe their properties, how to sort them and how to investigate aspects of their characteristics.

Science is closely linked with English this half term as we will be writing fantastic descriptions of the wonderful models that were made over the half term. The children will focus on using scientific language to identify why they chose specific materials to build their own models. We will also be focusing on rhythm and rhyme in our poetry unit and children will be continuing a rhyming couplet. We will also be reading traditional tales and information books and recapping on the different features of non-fiction text and writing our own information leaflet.

 

 For Geography and History, we will be going on some walks around the local area and the City of London to explore landmark architecture and the work of famous architects Norman Foster and Sir Christopher Wren.

In maths there will be an emphasis on doubling, halving and sharing quantities into equal groups.  Children will develop their understanding of time, reading time to the hour and half hour on an analogue clock. We will even be making our own clocks which will help to reinforce the hour and minute hands and what importance their position on the clock face has on telling the time. It would also be great if parents could help children to read the time at home on a daily basis to reinforce what we are learning at home.

In Art and D&T, we will be reusing and reclaiming materials to create our own pictures and we will also be linking DT to math when we will be using natural materials and clay to make models of 3D shapes to help us to learn more about the properties of these shapes (including edges, vertices and faces). We will also be exploring different ways of using charcoal to draw awesome sketches of famous buildings from around the world.

 

Here are some interesting websites that you may wish to look at with your children.

http://www.museumnetworkuk.org/materials/

 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/changingmaterials.htm

 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/london/buildings.htm

Autumn Term 2015 ‘Out of this World’

In Autumn 1 our science topic is ‘Seasonal Change’. The children will learn the months of the year (later on learning to read and spell them) and will begin to identify which months fit into which season. We will use our senses to make observations about what we can see in our local area and try to determine which season it is. We will use these observations throughout the year and compare and contrast what we see. Children will use descriptive language to make detailed observations. They will also learn that the weather changes significantly and begin to think about why this happens. We will keep a year long record of the temperature so that we can begin to notice patterns.

In English we will be learning about labels, lists and captions and our focus will be on learning about and using adjectives. We will also be looking at various texts with repetitive language and children will be re-writing favourite parts of the chosen text. We will also begin to focus more intensely on handwriting and letter formation and writing targets will include remembering finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.

In Maths there will be a strong focus on recognising, counting and ordering numbers. our focus is to count forwards and backwards to 20 and children will also be expected to read and write (spell) numerals and words to ten/10 (later on to 20/twenty). We will be thinking about doubles of numbers and will continue to use different resources to represent numerals. Children will begin to add 1 and 2 digit numbers to 20 using a variety of methods and they will begin to use the language of more and less than.

In PE we will continue with our ‘REAL PE’ scheme of work and children will be exploring different body movements.

In RE our topic will be ‘The natural world’ which also ties in with our science topic.

In art we will be exploring different brush strokes and techniques and we will be looking at art of seasons and the world around us.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/seasons/seasons.htm

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/time/seasons.htm

http://www.ducksters.com/science/seasons.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

 

During  Autumn 2 we will begin our second half term with an Autumn ‘Art Attack’ wow day. In Science we will continue to look at ‘Seasonal changes’ and will discover more about changes in weather and lessening daylight hours. We will continue to collect data about daily temperature to discover whether or not patterns are emerging. We will study our local environment also to see how plants including trees have changed. We will also be visiting Hollow Ponds to collect items for our arty extravaganza!

In English, we will be continuing to focus on adjectives and using our ‘Magpie Walls’ to generate interesting words which we will use to create our own seasonal senses poem. We will also be reading lots of adventure stories and shall be re-writing some parts focussing on the setting.

In Maths we shall be extending our counting forwards and backwards to 50. Children will also be learning more about strategies for subtraction and addition and will begin to think about place value. Children will also have the opportunity to learn more about money including adding coins and working out which coins they will need to pay for items. Children will also be learning number bonds to 5 and 10. Our RE for this half term is Christianity and the festival of Christmas. Parents and carers will also have the opportunity to watch the children perform twice this half term: once during a class assembly and once during the Christmas show!

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

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Silly-Sentence-Maker-252

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2014/15

Picture 1
Picture 2

Summer 1 – We are explorers!

We will be starting summer 1 by learning about what an explorer is and focussing on the life and work of Charles Darwin. This ties in with our science topic for the whole of the summer term ‘animals including humans’. We will be learning about the human body and learning to draw and label our own bodies. We will begin to compare humans with other animals from around the world. Geography will focus on comparing animals which live in either hot or cold climates and we will also look at the various countries Charles Darwin went during his adventures on the HMS Beagle. Children will be introduced to using atlases and will start to identify countries, continents and oceans.

In numeracy we will be learning more about halving and quartering objects and numbers and we will practise different strategies to enable children to select the best method for them. We will of course, continue to practise counting forwards and backwards to/from 100 in 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. It would be fantastic if families could especially focus on counting backwards in 1s from any number from 100. This will really support them with mental maths.

In literacy we will be writing acrostic poems after using our senses to identify exciting adjectives. The children are also starting to identify verbs and nouns in different texts and try to use these effectively to produce some wonderful writing. We will be exploring fantasy stories and the children will be writing their own ending for the story ‘Where the wild things are’ by Maurice Sendak.

In RE we will be exploring the religion of Islam and will be learning about the muslim belief, prayer and Allah’s teachings.

Our art will focus on improving drawing skills and increasing the detail that is included in sketches.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/lets-celebrate

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

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/fractions/index.html

 

Summer 2 – Animals including humans.

Our science topic will continue throughout the term and we will be starting to identify different groups of animals including mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles and insects. The children will also be investigating whether different animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores! We are lucky enough to be going on 2 trips during this half term to support our science learning. The first trip is to Lloyd Park where we will undertake a spot of ‘pond dipping’ (and other interesting activities), and the second to ‘Mudchute Farm’ in the heart of East London to explore farm animals. We will also continue to make observations about our local and school environment, identify changes that have occurred throughout the 4 seasons and deepen our knowledge of the senses. Children should be supported and name the seasons, months of the year and days of the week in order.

In phonics, children are learning alternative spellings of graphemes and are continuing to practise blending for reading. Continue to support your child with this.

In literacy we will be will be looking at both fiction and non-fiction texts. The children will be writing their own diary entries, non-chronological reports and will be exploring stories from other cultures starting with ‘Tinga, Tinga Tales’ and children will be writing their very own tale!

This term in maths we will continue to consolidate our knowledge of number and place value. Children will be practising counting forwards and backwards from any given number to 100 in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.  They will develop their knowledge of 3d shapes in geometry and will start to identify properties and use specific language e.g. faces, edges and vertices. They will also look again at simple multiplication and division and recap time.

In RE we will be learning about Christianity and specifically about Jesus and his teachings. We will make comparisons to other religions and talk about similarities and differences. Children will be encouraged to be proud of their own beliefs and cultures as well as celebrate the amazing diversity in our school and wider community.

In art we will be exploring collage and modelling/sculpting using clay and modroc. We will try to create moving sculptures of different animals.

In PE, the children will be continuing to build up a repertoire of key skills including movements, balancing and handling different equipment.

We will be ensuring that our children are getting prepared for the transition into year 2 and there will be a transition day where they get to spend time in their new class with their year 2 teacher. How exciting!

http://www.mudchute.org/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/living/habitats.html

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Recycled material village January 2015

Our     ‘We are Architects’ - Spring 1

We started Spring with a focus on buildings and architecture in the local area and famous buildings around the world. This leads us into an interesting science topic where the children will learn about the range of materials, their properties, how to sort them and how to investigate aspects of their characteristics.

For Geography and History, we will be going on some walks around the local area and the City of London to explore landmark architecture and the work of famous architects Norman Foster and Sir Christopher Wren.

In Literacy we will be focusing on rhythm and rhyme in our poetry unit.  We will also be reading traditional tales and information books and recognising the different features of non-fiction text and writing our own information leaflet.

In Numeracy there will be an emphasis on doubling, halving and sharing quantities into equal groups.  Children will develop their understanding of time, reading time to the hour and half hour on an analogue clock.

In Art and D&T, we will be reusing and reclaiming materials to design a new piece of furniture.

We have started the New Year thinking about what we would like to achieve this half term by writing our own New Year Resolutions.

Here are some interesting websites that you may wish to look at with your children.

http://www.museumnetworkuk.org/materials/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/changingmaterials.htm

Buildings/Landmarks:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/london/buildings.htm

 

‘Grow your Own’ - Spring 2

The children will learn about the factors which help plants to grow well and will be planting a bulb for the spring. They will find out about the variety of plants that grow in our local area and how these plants may have changed during this part of the year. Plants and growth are good subjects for Art and Design and the children will experiment with leaf and flower patterns and create a healthy fruit/vegetable dish to prepare. The children will use fruit as a basis for observational drawing and they will find out about famous artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and William Morris for whom plants and flowers were important subject matter.

In Literacy the children will use information about growing plants to develop language for information writing. We will also be using the story of Jaspers Beanstalk to write our own imaginative stories about amazing plants.

For Numeracy the children will be focussing on adding and subtraction in tens and units using partitioning, adding using the 2 step addition method, finding the difference and solve problems involving counting, adding, subtracting, doubling or halving in the context of numbers and measures.

London Walk

Toys

During the 2nd half term Year 1 will be visiting The V&A Museum of Childhood on the 14th and 17th November, to explore toys from the past.

For this topic we will be exploring changes in our own living memory, through the toys and games our grandparents used to play with, to the toys children play with today. The children will also get the chance to design a poster for a new toy!

In Numeracy the children will be working on number bonds to 20 and begin to record addition facts using the correct operations. They will also begin to subtract 1 digit numbers and 2 digit numbers to 20. The children will also being to recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes.  

In literacy, the children will begin to use descriptive language to describe familiar settings. They will also learn to sequence and order a series of instructions, focusing on the language of time connectives.

In Science, we will be looking at the seasonal changes that come with winter and compare these changes to the other seasons. 

Changes

We have started the 1st half term with a focus on seasonal changes and changes within our local environment. We will be taking local walks around Walthamstow to see the changes in buildings and compare past images to the present.

In literacy, the children will learn to explore ideas and develop language through using our 5 senses. They will find out about how to ask and answer questions and how to use vocabulary to make labels and retelling a familiar story.

In P.E. children will learn how to use their bodies to move and balance in different ways. They will find out about the difference that exercise can make to their health and how work affects their heart beat.

In Numeracy there will be a strong emphasis on recognising, counting and ordering numbers and the children will begin to use mathematical language such as less, more than,

least etc. The children will also begin to add 1 digit numbers and 2 digit numbers to 20.

In Art the children will be exploring different brush stroke techniques.

The children will be taking part in an ‘Autumn Art Attack’ on Wednesday 22nd October and the children will be asked to come into school wearing autumn colours, such as green, brown, red and orange. 

During October children will begin to learn about heroes in Black History Month.

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Narrative retelling by Sycamore class

Still image for this video

In Summer 2 our topic focuses on hearing and sound.

This topic gives the children a great opportunity to learn about ideas that can be linked through different parts of the curriculum. We will use sound and music as a starting point for descriptive writing, poetry, script writing and writing our own songs.

In design and technology children will investigate and construct musical instruments which will give them the opportunity to learn about instruction writing. In Art children will have the opportunity to make observational drawings of musical instruments. They will use different media to respond to music through patterning and mark making.

Children will explore their immediate environment and the local area to build up sound maps, featuring sounds found in different locations. This will also help develop geographical skills. We will use these geographical skills to then name, locate and identify the characteristics of four main countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom.

In History, the children will be looking at the lives and work of famous British composers.       

In Numeracy the children will be investigating problem solving and organising information, using standard units to estimate, measure and compare objects, and choosing how to show findings using tables, pictograms or block graphs.

Children will continue to work with money and understand the value of all coins. They will learn that when they are counting up coins it is usually easier to start with the largest coin or coins, and finish with the smallest. Children will continue to develop the concept of time, reading time to the hour and half hour on a clock with hands and recognise half past the hour in day ­to ­day routines.

 

http://www.interactiveclassics.com/   - This features a free interactive encyclopedia of musical instruments.

http://www.sphinxkids.org/index.html - Lots of musical games and activities.

http://www.classicsforkids.com  Encyclopedia of famous composers. 

 

The Summer 1 topic is Sport.

The children will be investigating forces that are involved in games, toys, playgrounds and weather as well the sports that people play. They will use their experiences to write action poetry, scientific accounts and sporting reports.

Help your children by identifying the pushes and pulls that you use in the home (pushes and pulls are all forces) - then watch some of the sport that is happening on T.V. and try to work out if the players are pushing or pulling when they do their sport. We hope to visit Pool and Track to have a Year 1 sports day.

In History, the children will be researching famous sporting personalities and events.

In Art children will be looking at the work of the famous sculptor Giacometti and creating sculptures which depict a particular sporting action.

In RE, we will be looking at the teachings of Islam, looking at the mosque and Holy Quran.

For Numeracy the children will be focusing on adding and subtraction in tens and units using partitioning, adding using the 2 step addition method, finding the difference and solve problems involving counting, adding, subtracting, doubling or halving in the context of numbers, measures or money, for example to ‘pay’ and ‘give change’. The children will use diagrams to sort objects into groups according to a given criteria and suggest different criteria for grouping the same objects.

 

For games and activities about forces- www.everyschool.co.uk/science-key-stage-1-forces

Alberto Giacometti-

http://www.fondation-giacometti.fr/en/art/4/foundation/

                                                          Our theme for this half term is ‘Going Green’.

We have started this half term with a focus on environmental issues and recycling. The recycling topic will also help develop children’s understanding of how waste and pollution may have an affect upon their immediate environment.

This leads us into an interesting science topic where the children will learn about a range of materials, their properties, how to sort them and how to investigate aspects of their characteristics.

For Geography, we will be going on some walks around the local area, looking for the effects of unwanted materials (litter etc.) and thinking about how this changes or harms our environment.

We will then develop ideas about how to improve our environment and make good use of waste materials (recycling).

In Literacy we will be focusing on letter writing and using persuasive language. This will support the children when writing their own letters, encouraging local businesses to recycle.

In Numeracy there will be an emphasis on counting, addition and subtraction, identifying the number which is 1 more, 10 more, 1 less and 10 less. Children will also be learning about 2D and 3D shapes and describing them by their properties.

In Art, we will be adapting recycled materials for use in collage, with a focus on pattern and texture.  We will also be experimenting with printing, using different hard and soft materials.

Some useful links:

Recycling :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/games/recycle.shtml

Materials:

http://www.museumnetworkuk.org/materials/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/changingmaterials.htm

Shapes:

http://www.maths-games.org/shape-games.html

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/shape_games.html

 

Our theme next half term is ‘I am an explorer’.

For this topic we will be exploring the history of Charles Darwin and looking closely at growing and caring for plants 

The children will use information on growing plants to develop language for instruction writing. They will find out about the variety of plants that grow in our local area. There will be a link between our science topic and literacy, where the children will be writing up a scientific prediction and carrying out an experiment. Later in the term we will move on to dictionary work and alphabetical order. This is a good subject to practise at home with your children.

For our Geography, the children will be using simple compass directions and directional language to describe location of features and routes on a map.

Plants and growth are good subjects for Art and Design and the children will experiment with leaf and flower patterns and find ways of making designs using seeds.

The children will use fruit as a basis for observational drawing and they will find out about famous artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and William Morris for whom plants and flowers were important subject matter.

For Numeracy the children will be focusing on tens and units and place value.  They be solving problems involving doubling and halving and begin to read time to the hour and half hour.

Some useful links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/mr-blooms-nursery

http://darwin200.christs.cam.ac.uk/pages/index.php?page_id=j    activities and information about Charles Darwin

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