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Overview of Term One



In our writing lessons, we are doing some interesting habitats writing. We will then be reading Voices in the Park and The Promise to inspire our writing. We’ll be learning how to write expanded noun phrases, use adverbs and commas in a list. Some of the class are continuing with phonics lessons daily, whilst the other children are having spelling lessons.



For our maths this term, we are learning all about place value. This means we are thinking about how many tens and ones are in a number (eg. 23 has 2 tens and 3 ones) for Year 2, with Year 3 learning about hundreds, tens and ones. We will be comparing and ordering numbers, learning how to count in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s (Y2) and 4s, 8s and 50s (Y3). Towards the end of the term, we will move on to addition and subtraction, learning how to add and subtract using different methods.



Our Science topic is Habitats. We are learning about local and global habitats, comparing the similarities and differences and then thinking about some adaptations that allow animals to survive there.



The second half of the term we are learning about the UK for our Geography topic, exploring the different countries and counties in the UK, rivers and areas of high ground. We are excited to be able to use our Forest School lessons to help our learning for these subjects.



Our PSHE this term is Being Me in my World, all about hopes and fears for the year, rights and responsibilities in school, and rewards and consequences.



In PE, we are doing the Personal cog, thinking about how we can improve our own personal physical skills, focusing on co-ordination (footwork) and balance on one leg.



For our RE lessons, learning about Christianity this term, and focusing on the key question - ‘Is it possible to be kind all of the time?’.



Our DT topic this term is Perfect Pizzas, where we will be designing our own pizzas and testing different foods for the base and toppings. Then towards the end of the term, we will make our own pizzas.



In Music, we are using Charanga and this term is Understanding Music, focusing on pulse, rhythm and pitch.



In French, we are focusing on Greetings, learning how to say hello and goodbye. We will be practising lots of speaking in French.


Additional Information

PE - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Forest School - Wednesdays