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Term 4 - Africa

This term our topic is called 'Africa' which follows on nicely from our topic in Term 3 about Amazing Animals and Where to Find Them.




In Literacy we will be creating our own non-fiction text all about Africa. We will be learning about the features of a non-fiction page such as heading, diagrams and captions. We will be beginning to write notes and using these to write pages about where Africa is, landmarks in Africa and the animals that can be found there. Later in the term we will be exploring the story Handa's Surprise, using the story to describe, retell and eventually to write a letter. Finally at the end of the term we will be creating our own Tinga Tinga Tale based in Africa.


In phonics we will be spending time recapping phase 3 and phase 5 sounds. We will be listening to each child's phonics recall of sounds, segmenting and blending now they have all returned back to school in order to pitch the lessons appropriately and focus on any gaps in knowledge.


In maths we are continuing to think about place value in numbers up to 50. Looking at the different ways they are represented and compared. We will then move on to addition and subtraction and how the 2 operations are linked.  


The topic will be further explored in the afternoons.  We will learn about where Africa is, the weather & climate in Africa and comparing life in Africa to the UK. We will be learning about Nelson Mandela and why he is such a significant person. 


We will be continuing our science learning on animals: looking at the human body parts and the senses. We will also be creating African art, learning about Palm Sunday in RE and celebrating differences in PSHE.


The children will continue to have their PE lesson, music lesson and computing lesson on a Tuesday and this will be with their class teacher. 









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