What we are doing this half term
Our English topic will be focused around the book ‘The Jungle Book’ as children will be exploring stories from another culture. The children will explore the characters, setting and plot through drama activities, group collaboration and practical tasks alongside their basic skills and sentence work. The children will work towards writing their own story from another culture and an information text on animals in the jungle.
During this half term we will be concentrating on number. We will first work on doubling, halving and division. We will then return to our work on number bonds and will focus on our number bonds to 9, 10 and 20. We will also explore measure, time and money through this in a variety of problem solving contexts.
This half term children will be exploring the rainforest. We will identify and describe rainforests from around the world. We will then delve deeper into the Amazon rainforest and compare the physical geography to the Artic. We will also look at the impact of deforestation.
During science this half term we will be looking at animals. We will explore name and identify a variety of common animals from each classification; amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish and mammals. We will identify characteristics of these animals to support the identification process.