We will be playing the part of police investigators and making sure we get the whole story to find out if the baddies are really as bad as the stories say they are! We will also be writing instructions and recipes for our favourite characters’ treats.
The children will meet Red, a little boy who is struggling to concentrate at school. We will be thinking about wishes and writing stories about how we can make our wishes come true. We will also be writing facts about Liverpool and using these to create information texts for the Tourist Information Centre.
We will look at addition and subtraction methods such as using a number line, blank number line and expanded columnar. The children will use these methods to solve a variety of problems and investigate number.
The children will also look at multiplication and division. They will use a range of practical and written strategies to solve problems.
St. George’s Hall
We will look in detail at the history of St. George’s Hall including how, why and when it was built.
We will look carefully at the geography of Liverpool, where it sits in the country and the main human and physical features found here. We will use postcodes to locate places of interest in Liverpool.
We will be finding out what materials are and why they are used for certain objects. We will also be investigating the properties of different materials and choose a material most suitable to rebuild the pig’s house that have been destroyed.
What do plants need to grow?
We will begin our topic by planting vegetables and monitoring them over the term. The children will research what a plant needs to grow and carry out an investigation to find the best area in school to grow plants.
We will be looking in detail at the Christmas story. We will start by imagining what it was like for the shepherds on the hill when they received their good news. We will also think about the wise men and how they would have felt.
We will be looking closely at the work of Ben Johnson. When we visit the Museum of Liverpool we will take part in a workshop about Liverpool’s iconic buildings and we will use this to help us create our own painted skylines using watercolour paints.
We will be looking closely at the work of Tula Moon. We will start with an artist study of Steph Dekker, the artist responsible for Tula Moon images. We will then plan, design and make our own collages of iconic Liverpool buildings
We will look in detail at celebrating differences. We will discuss why it is god to be different and friendships. The children will take part in a range of activities and whole class discussions.
We will be learning about Debussy and listening to some of his most famous pieces of music.