Our stunning start...
The children came into school on Monday morning to find a crime scene. Someone had made a mess in the KS1 corridor and stolen Miss Unsworth's lunch box. Clues were left on the scene and the children investigated, examining clues, asking questions, identifying suspects and finally exposing the culprit.
In Maths we will be consolidating our counting skills.
We aim to be confident counting forwards and backwards in 1s from any given number. Matching objects to numeral counting carefully with one to one correspondence.
We will be using a number line to order and sequence numbers, finding one more or one less than any given number to 30 and beginning simple addition and subtraction.
Our focus this term will be:
The texts we will be reading this term and linking to the key topic question are: -
What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next by Julia Donaldson; developing the children's prediction skills. understanding of characters and comprehension.
We have made ladybird hats and become the ladybird in order to make a prediction about what the ladybird could have heard as a hook to enthuse the children.
The children will be looking at how we are all similar but different in appearance, character, families and talents and that it is important to value ourselves, each other and celebrate our differences.
Robert Peel will be our famous historical figure this term. We will be investigating police artefacts, classifying into past and present, finding out about Robert Peel's achievements and the impact he has had on current day life.
This will culminate in a visit from the local community police officers.
We will be looking at the work of Judith Ann Braun the famous New York artist. We will investigate the medium and technique used and create a piece of art in her style.
We will be learning how to plan a scientific investigation - creating an equipment list, developing a method, predicting the outcome and finally analysing our results to draw a conclusion.
The children will be using the internet to receive and send an email. The children will learn about the importance of staying safe on-line.
We will be listening to the Pink Panther music theme, creating a score to reflect the dynamics of the music. Identifying musical instruments we can hear in the piece of music.