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Topic - Spring Term

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As Authors we will be writing non-chronological reports on African animals. The skills we will be looking will are:

  • Planning and note taking.
  • Writing headings and subheadings.
  • Writing and punctuating questions.
  • Writing conjunctions to extend our sentences.
  • Writing factual paragraphs about different animals.
  • Practising our handwriting to make sure our letters are correctly formed.

 

As Mathematicians we will be:

  • Naming and describing properties of 2D and 3D shapes including number of sides, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry.
  • Identifying 1/4 , 1/3, ½, 2/4 and ¾ of a number or shape and know that all parts must be equal parts of the whole.
  • Recalling multiplication and division facts for 2, 3, 5 and 10 and using them to solve simple problems.
  • Reading the time on a clock to the nearest 15 minutes.
  • Finding the value of different coins.
  • Using different coins to make the same amount.

 

As Scientists we will be:

  • Finding out about and describing the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival.
  • Understanding that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
  • Learning about the life cycles of humans, butterflies and frogs.
  • Using our observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  • Identifying and naming a variety of animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
  • Describing how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals.
  • Developing simple food chains and name different sources of food.
  • Exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive.
  • Identifying and naming a variety of common wild and garden plants.
  • Identifying and naming a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees.

 

As Geographers we will be:

  • Naming and identifying the location of the seven continents.
  • Year 2 will locate the 5 big oceans of the world.
  • Locating England and Kenya in relation to their continent position.
  • Looking at the climate differences in England and Kenya, what is the weather like and temperature. Considering the effect location to the North and South Pole and the Equator affects the climate in these countries.
  • Identifying African animals and how the landscape affects their choice of habitat.
  • Using compass directions North, South, East and West, using these to identify location and move around an aerial plan grid. 
  • Identifying the different landscapes and environments in Africa.
  • Comparing our lives to that of a child living in Kenya.

Miss Rose will share her photos and experiences of her trip to Africa.

 

As Computer Technicians we will be:

  • Using iMovie to become storytellers
  • Learning how to stay safe online

 

As Artists we will be:
  • Studying the sculptor and photographer Andy Goldsworthy.
  • Learning about his work and give our opinions on it.
  • Using his work as  inspiration for our own.
  • Using natural resources to print a class picture.
  • Designing and create 3D artwork and take photos of them.
  • Evaluating our finished artwork.

 

As Design Technologists we will be:

  •  Learning about healthy snacks.
  •  Looking at a range of snacks available to buy in shops  
  • Analysing them for taste, appearance and how healthy they are.
  • Learning food preparation skills ready to design and make our own fruit snacks.
  • Evaluating our final product.

 

As explorers of Religious Education we will be:

  • Looking at the big question: 'What can we learn from sacred books?'
  • Recognising that sacred texts contain stories that are special to many people
  • Retelling stories from different sacred texts and suggesting what they mean
  • Asking questions and talking about issues of good, bad,right or wrong.

 

As Artists we will be:
  • Studying the sculptor and photographer Andy Goldsworthy.
  • Learning about the artist's work and giving our opinions on it.
  • Using his work as inspiration for our own.
  • Using natural resources to print a class picture.
  • Designing and creating 3D artwork and taking photos of them.
  • Evaluating our finished artwork.

 

As Design Technologists we will be:

  •  Learning about healthy snacks.
  •  Looking at a range of snacks available to buy in shops and analyse them for taste, appearance and how healthy they are.
  • Learning food preparation skills ready to design and make our own fruit snacks.
  • Evaluating our final product.

 

As Musicians we will be:

  • Singing and performing songs.
  • Learning about different music terminology.
  • Learning different notes to play on the ukulele.
  • Learning and performing tunes on the ukulele.

 

Look out for ukulele performance dates just before Easter so you can watch us perform!

 

As Sportspeople we will be:

  • Improving our co-ordination, control and movement.
  • Learning dance movements and sequences.
  • Choreographing our own movements and sequences.
  • Performing and evaluating our dances.
  • Developing coordination skills by throwing and catching
  • Learning new invasion games

 

 

 

 

 

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