Our first topic for 2019 is Wriggle and Crawl.
We will be learning about lots of different creatures that wriggle and crawl. Our topic will begin with a visit to Tropical World where the children will learn more about different animals and their habitats.
This topic links very nicely with our Science topic of Living Things and their Habitats. We will be learning about life processes - how we can tell if something is a living thing. We will be exploring the different places where animals and creatures live. Why do they live there? How does it suit them?
Art will involve colour mixing and painting using paint and wax together. We have an artist working with us in school on Thursday 17th January which we are looking forward to!
The book we are using to introduce our topic is 'The Crunching Munching Caterpillar'. We will be writing our own stories and also writing fact files about some of our favourite creatures. This term we are trying really hard to remember our capital letters and full stops. We are also making sure we check our sentences as we write - to check punctuation and spelling. Handwriting is also a key focus!
Our R.E. topic is The Good News. We will be learning about some of the miracles Jesus performed and thinking about what it means to be a good person. What are the small things we can do every day to make sure we are spreading the good news?
In Maths we continue to develop our knowledge of numbers, looking particularly at division and multiplication. Make sure you learn those 2, 5 and 10 times tables! Children also need to be able to count in 3s. We will be looking at different ways of representing statistics - showing data through pictograms, tally charts and bar charts - and understanding them so that we can answer questions about the data. We will be looking in details at 2d and 3d shapes and their properties. How many sides, vertices, edges etc?
Our class assembly will be on Thursday 7th February. Please join us if you can!
I will also be sharing important information about the Key Stage One SATs on Wednesday 13th February. I would love to see you there.
Spellings, reading books and homework will be sent home each week. Please support and encourage your child in completing and returning any tasks set, and let me know if there are any problems.
Thank you for your continued support. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.