Topic: This term our focus will be on living things. We start with our history topic, looking at how our Grandparents lived. This work was enhanced by our trip to Gressenhall Rural life museum. We will then move on to look at plants, categorising them and, of course, growing our own plants from seeds. Our Art work carry on from this and we will look at how to draw flowers and trees. Finally, with one eye on the Royal Wedding, we will look at some of the traditions around marriage and family celebrations.
English: Reception children will be looking at Cinderella, boosted by the visit from the Norwich Puppet theatre, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Scarecrow’s Wedding, and we will be helping the characters in the stories by writing instructions, lists and of course retelling the stories. Year 1 will continue their information and instruction writing before moving onto writing newspaper reports These will link to previous learning in history about Henry Blogg. Later we will return to story writing by building up ideas through ‘story mountains’.
Reading: Group reading is on Wednesdays. Please can all books be returned every week. As some Group Reading sets are incomplete we are no longer able to use them which is a shame.
Maths: Reception children will be looking at halving and doubling, shapes, money and measure. Counting objects at home (up to 20) is always useful, as well regularly reading and writing numbers. Year 1 children will be working on measures including length and mass, before moving onto learning about numbers to 100 and beyond. Later in term we will focus on developing addition and subtraction strategies and money.