Spring 1 in Willow
We hope that you have all had a lovely break. May we take this opportunity to inform you of our plans for this half term. In the first half of the Spring term our topic will be 'Go Wild'. Each week will have a specific focus which you can see in the table below. We hope this will give you a chance to share and talk about what your child is doing at school.
Throughout the half term your child will engage in a range of activities. In the first week we will be looking at 'Arctic and Antarctic' animals where we will read instructions to make playdough and felt penguins. In the second week the children will learn about the 'Forest' and study the book 'We're going on a bear hunt' with particular attention to the settings in the story. The children will then go onto learning about 'Woodlands' through the story of 'The Gruffalo' and focus on the characters within the book. Willow will then go onto 'Zoo' animals where the children will have the opportunity to create their own rhymes inspired by the story 'Monkey Puzzle'. In our week on the 'Jungle' the children will create information books about jungle animals. Finally, the children will look at 'Farm' animals and will have the chance to retell the story of 'Chicken Licken'.
Throughout the half term the children will develop many other key skills. In technology the children will focus on mouse control skills. During PSED there will be a close look at 'What makes a good friend'. We will continue with Phase 3 in phonics. In PE the children will develop some basic gymnastic skills as well as gross motor skills in outdoor PE. Within Understanding of the World there will be a close look at observing, comparing, sorting and naming animals. As part of Expressive Arts and Design, the children will make collages and create dens amongst other activities.
|6.1.20||Arctic and antarctic animals|
Don't forget Math's stay and play on Thursday 30th January from 9-9:45am
Mrs Starling and Mrs Warner
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