“Hairy scary spider…” We will be making class minibeast information books all about bugs. Looking at the story of ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird,’ we will use WOW adjectives to describe the ladybird and make a new ending for the story.
Using our knowledge of story language, for example ‘once upon a time’, ‘a long long time ago, ‘deep in the forest,’ we will be writing our own minibeast stories. During our topic on water and under the sea, we will be learning about how not to wastewater and will put together a list of what it’s used for.
We will be designing our own treasure maps and writing directions about how to find the treasure. In phonics, we will be revising all taught digraphs and trigraphs and practising writing tricky words correctly.
‘Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock…’ We will be learning to read the time to the hour relating it to the story of ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’.
We will also revise doubling and halving facts and use our Numicon resources to work out the answers with our learning partners. We will be revising our concept of number bonds to 10 and extending to 20.
We will be revisiting 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins and using money to buy various items from our souvenir shop; consolidating our skills of counting on for addition and using the number line for subtraction problems.
We will be Noticing Newts looking for vocabulary related to addition and subtraction in word problems.
This half term we will be focussing on the fol- lowing two characteristics:
This half term the children will explore feelings and will learn how to manage difficult feelings.
Furthermore, the children will identify special people in their lives and explain why these people are special. We will be taking part in various transition activities to help us get ready for Year 1.
These will include meeting our Year 1 buddy, circle time question and answer and a tour of the Year 1 area.
In our dance sessions, we will be learning a show-stopping dance to kick off the Montpelier Summer fete!
In our P.E sessions, we will be continuing to im- prove our balance, coordination and teamwork skills.
In readiness for Year 1, part of our transition will consist of handwriting sessions. These will be focussing on correct letter for- mation and pencil grip.
We will be exploring different media and materials to create showpieces for our art exhibition in July. While learning about under the sea, we will create 3D art.
We will be learning new songs related to minibeasts and under the sea and putting together three different role play areas: ‘minibeast garden’, ‘a minibeast hotel’ and ‘a potting shed’.
We will be exploring the habitats of minibeasts and sea creatures from around the world.
We will be looking at the influence of human activity on the environment around us and what we do to look after our environment.