Spring 2018

Our topic for the 1st half term is:

'Happily Ever After' 

 

Our topic, 'Happily Ever After' focuses on traditional tales and each week the Jolly Postman will deliver a letter and some clues to help us discover the traditional tale that we will be learning about that week. We will meet many fairy tale characters including: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Giant, Little Red Riding Hood, the Big, Bad Wolf, the Gingerbread Man and of course Cinderella.

Throughout this topic, the children will continue to develop their phonic skills by writing letters, posters, instructions and invitations. These will be proudly displayed all around our classrooms. In our number fun time, we will be counting up to and beyond 10, measuring our feet and adding two numbers together, recording in a number sentence. We will also be getting creative and using a range of materials and resources to make treasure for the Giant, leaves for the beanstalk, a quilt for Red Riding Hood’s Grandma, a new outfit for the Gingerbread Man and a magic wishing wand just like the Fairy Godmother.

Our final parcel from the Jolly Postman, will be a clue to a very special event, which the children will be attending and preparing for to end our topic with a fabulous finish!

Please see the link below for the Curriculum Map:

 Curriculum Map Spring 1 - Happily Ever After

 

 

 

 

 

Our topic for the 2nd half term is:

'Down at the Bottom of the Garden'

 

 

 

Through our topic, Down at the Bottom of the Garden we will be learning lots of fascinating facts all about minibeasts! The children will have the opportunity to become super scientists by hunting for minibeasts in the wellies and waterproofs area and on the school paddock.  We will be using the Percy the Park Keeper stories and The Very Hungry Caterpillar to explore minibeast habitats and to introduce the children to life cycles. They will learn and be able to retell the classic story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and will bring this story to life by creating beautiful hanging mobiles to represent the life cycle of a butterfly. In phonics this half term, the children will be learning the set two sounds and begin to apply them in their independent writing.  In mathematics, we will be focusing on 3D shape, time and addition and subtraction. To finish the term, the children are invited to a very special tea party!

 

Please see the link below for the Curriculum Map:

Curriculum Map Spring 2 - Down at the bottom of the garden