This term our topic is called 'Toot, toot! Vroom, vroom!' and we will be looking at all different types of vehicles and transport and how they have changed throughout history.
In Literacy we will look at instruction texts: knowing the features of instructions, following them and then writing some of our own. The stories that we read will link to our topic but also cover spelling rules such as adding suffixes to make comparative sentences. Hopefully after our Fire Engine visit we will write a recount of the event.
In maths we will start to learn about multiplication, initially by finding 'lots of / groups of', then using this to understand repeated addition and then learning how arrays can help us to solve simple multiplication problems. The rest of the term will be spent building on previous learning about numbers, positional and directional language and shape.
The topic will be further explored in the afternoons. We will learn about famous people throughout history linked to transport - Christopher Columbus, The Wright Brothers, Amy Johnson and Neil Armstrong. In D.T. we will find out how axles work and the different types of axles. We will design our own model fire engines and build an axle to put into it. We will look at how different materials can be joined together and evaluate the end project. In Science we will look at seasonal changes as we move into Winter and compare it to Autumn. We will look at winter art work by Claude Monet and use this to create our own winter themed art work.
This term we will also start our Forest School sessions led by Miss Norman. Each class will have 4 sessions over the next 2 terms where they will use 'The Meadow' to learn life skills that cannot be taught so easily in the classroom. There is more information in the letter that got sent out in Term 2 which is in the letter page of the website. If the children are not attending Forest School they will have an extra P.E. lesson.
The children will still have their weekly P.E. lessons with Mr Sargeant, Music with Mrs Powell and Computing with Miss Scott.