Our Summer Term Topic:
Next half-term, we will be looking at instructions. Our initial text will be How to Trap a Lion, which we will learn by heart, using symbols and actions, so that we can use the language and structure to support our writing. We will then be making-up our own set of instructions and comparing them with other non-fiction texts. We will also be making information books on different animals from Africa.
Linked to our topic, throughout the term we will be making-up pirate rhymes and adventures. During the afternoons, we will also continue with our Read Write Inc sessions, working in small groups with others at our level to improve our phonics, reading and spelling knowledge.
Our maths targets for the next half term will see us learning all the addition and subtraction facts possible using numbers up to 20, and using our understanding of inverses to build-up fact families (eg. if we know that 9+7=16, we also know that 16-7=9, 7=16-9, 16=7+9). We will also be investigating fractions, finding quarters of different amounts, shapes and objects and looking at other measures including weight and capacity. The number facts we will be focussing on are our next 4 doubling facts: 6+6=12, 7+7=14, 8+8=16, 9+9=18.
We will be looking at common animals especially those we will see on our trip to the zoo. We will learn to identify and name fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals, recognising the key features of each group. We will also be finding out what animals eat and classifying them using the terms carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
We will continue to look at the UK, and compare it to the continent of Africa, as that is where the pirates will be visiting. We will be investigating differences between the communities and landscapes we find here and elsewhere in the world. We will also be looking at a range of maps of the world and learning to identify where we would find the UK and Africa, and how the countries of the world can be split up into continents. In addition, we will compare the foods that we eat, the vegetables that grow locally and the animals that live in the wild.
In DT we will be designing and making pirate hats and flags, looking at flags from around the world and creating new designs of our own. Later in the term, we will also be looking at different old maps and making treasure maps of our own, which we will try to follow.