To begin with children will be covering skills from Reception topics taken from Summer 1 and 2. Children will first look at living things. They will identify how people, plants and animals all grow; change and what they need to survive and stay healthy. They will also look at how seeds and bulbs grow into plants, flowers and trees and explore how livings things are important and have their own jobs. They will identify where fruits and vegetables grow and how the weather impacts on this.
They will then move onto looking at the world around us starting with our local area and then looking further afield and comparing different environments. They will then explore animals that live in different places and identify the climate that most suits the animal. They will then explore space and look at each of the 8 plants and significant people that travelled through space.
Our English topic will be focused around the book ‘The Story Machine’ as children will be exploring story’s with familiar settings. We will begin our half term by looking at labels, lists and captions. The children will also be exploring a selection of stories with familiar settings. They will be looking at the different characters and settings, before creating their own story.
During this half term we will be concentrating on number. We will be focusing on the children being able to recognise and write numbers. They will also work on counting forwards and backwards and we will spend a lot of time exploring place value. We will spend each week focusing on a set of numbers for example 1-10, 10-20 and so on.
During science this half term we will be looking at the human body and our five senses. They will explore body parts, identify their names and discuss what we use them for. They will also investigate their five senses and explore how they help us each day.
This half term children will be exploring old and new toys through the theme of Elliot’s toy box and attic. We will discuss how toys have changed over time, focusing on how they are made what they are made from and the impact technology has had on toys.