Spring Term 2019

This term we began our learning journey with a question ‘Who lives in a house like this?’  

The children will explore how homes have changed over time. Over the next term, they will talk about their own homes and those of their families. We have talked about Granny’s cottage in the forest and when we were exploring the forest next to our school playground, the children saw the wolf chasing Little Red Riding Hood. It was very exciting!

In English, we started by reading the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The children enjoyed watching animated versions of the story and were then able to talk about their favourite characters and give their reasons for their choice.

We are now reading the story Little Red Riding Hood as part of our 'Talk for Writing' work. The children will create their own story maps, sequence the story cards, create character profiles and finally write their own version of the story adding a new character.

In maths, we have been working on place value including identifying and representing numbers using objects and pictorial representations, including the number lines. Year 2 have enjoyed exploring multiplication and division and are moving on to investigating fractions, using their chosen equipment.

In Science, our theme is animals, including humans and habitats. The children have started to investigate the habitats of mini-beasts found in our school environment. They will be carrying investigations and recording their observations using scientific vocabulary.

Reception enjoy free flow both indoor and outdoor. We are very lucky to have our own outdoor area for the children to explore, investigate and share their ideas with their new friends. They have been working on their counting skills and exploring with the Numicon tiles, investigating shapes in the environment and using the balance scales to compare weights of various items. The children have been exploring length and weight and enjoy choosing various resources and natural objects to weigh and measure.