Spring Term 2
Phew, after a busy Spring term 1 we have another jam-packed half term ahead of us. Here's what Lion Cubs have to look forward to.
The whole school are taking on a project called 'The Adrift Project', which looks at aspects of the refugee situation, leaving home and having hope. Lion cubs will be using the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff to learn the PSHE side of this project. In addition, other stories we will be using are Noah's Ark, Something Else and many more. Following on from this project, the children will be engaging in the activities using that all time favourite 'We're going on a bear hunt'. Here they will be going on a bear hunt, being detectives and much much more. The activities chosen will develop the children's listening and understanding skills, their reasoning skills using 'why and how' questions, and their reading and writing skills.
Number & Shape, Space and Measure
In number, the children will be writing number sentences for addition and subtraction. Lots of practical and visual aids will be used, then we will go onto the recording aspects. The children will be consoildating the skill of saying what is one more and less from numbers 0-20 and using a number line to count on and back.
In Shape, Space and Measure, the children will be looking at describing patterns (in the form of a pictogram), measuring length, time and weight.
Knowledge, Understanding of the World
Home and Habitats is the main theme for this half term. Looking at the children's own comforts and how is it different or the same to others, will tie in with 'The Adrift Project'. Then we will look at animal habitats . Also, using the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, they will be investigating how to design and make a bridge that will withstand a goat standing on it.
Using the story of Noah's Ark, will support the children's learning of changes in both the environment and people's views.
Express Arts and Design
In this area, the children will be making trolls, designing and making bridges, making habitats/dens for a purpose, using Monet's 'Bridge over the pond' as a focus for using watercolours and other activities. And of course it is Mother's day, so no doubt they will have made something special for this occasion.
The Lion cubs will continue to develop their fine motor skills through the daily continuous provision. Their gross motor skills will be exercised through P.E (on Fridays) which will include dance, apparatus and team games. Outside, now the weather is getting warmer, we will introduce the 'balance bikes' to the children. Children really enjoy using these bikes as it builds their confidence, balance, mobility and resilience. For Health and Self care, the children will be discussing what makes us healthy, from eating, to resting and hygiene.
Read Write Inc
The children continue to really enjoy these daily lessons and they are making good progress in their reading and writing skills.
We plan these all these activities for the children, but these plans may change due to the new interests the children show. One of the principal tools in early years, is that practitioners try and teach fundamental skills through the children's interests.
Please continue to post news/achievements etc on Tapestry, as the class love sharing these moments with one another.
If you have any queries about school, please don't hesitate to call in and see one of the team.
Thank you always for your continued support.
Mrs. Foster, Miss Noonan & Mrs Davies
For this half term, we will be looking at very exciting book 'We're going on a bear hunt'.Through this story, the children will re-tell, write labels and sentences, make cards, draw their own story map and much much more. Also, we will be looking at other books connected with 'Winter' and Chinese New Year.
We will continue to teach the children phonics through our Read Write Inc programme and other activities that will enhance this skill.
Number and Shape, Space and Measure
he children will learn about ordinal numbers using the Chinese New Year Story of the Zodiac Animals and the Great Race