STOMP STOMP STOMP! Can you hear the roar of the dinosaur? For the rest of this term and next term, we will be going back in time and exploring the land of the dinosaurs. A mysterious package will be arriving from the Natural History Museum with exhibits and facts to explore and find out about. And perhaps a special egg to look after. What will it hatch into we wonder? We will use all these exciting events to spark our writing about these formidable creatures.
In phonics we will revise our Phase 3 letter sounds and spot these long vowel digraphs and trigraphs when reading. We will be moving onto Phase 4 sounds and continue to practise blending and segmenting for reading and writing.
In Maths we will be practising our counting skills and begin to learn number doubles and derive halving facts from these. We will be practising learning what is one more and one less than any given number. In Shapes, Space and Measures we will be exploring 2d and 3d shapes and their properties as well as investigating capacity using different containers to fill and empty.
In Understanding of the World we will be talking about timelines and the concept of ‘extinction’, investigating habitats that dinosaurs would have lived in and going on a fossil hunt. We will be going on a very exciting trip to Paradise Park too!
In PE we will continue to work on our control and co-ordination using different equipment.
In Art we will be doing some collaborative weaving, drawing scales and skins and exploring the work of the artist Matisse and copying his collage and cutting artwork.
In Music we will continue to follow our Music Express program as well as learning some topic songs and songs from the Happy Sun High CD.
In PSED we will be following our Protective Behaviours program learning about naming different body parts and learning about different feelings.
We will be starting to learn French this half term – Ooo La La!
In Computing we will be become Making Experts and use technology to create our own little projects using photographs and text.
As always, underpinning all subject areas is Communication and Language whereby we will be practising to express ourselves and continue to expand our vocabulary based on all the new learning we will be immersed in.
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