Literacy objectives this term:
- Persuasive writing: Writing speeches for Pupil Parliament and Eco Council elections within class.
- Poetry: Senses poetry about our homes, acrostic poems for Christmas.
- Instructional writing: To know and understand what a “bossy verb” is and to be able to use these in our sentences to write instructions on how to make a gingerbread house.
- Descriptive writing: Planning and writing a housing brochure about our house or a dream house.
- Recount: To recount the story of Rama and Sita (Diwali) and retell the story in our own words.
- Letter writing: Letters to Santa! To become familiar with the features of a formal letter and apply these to our work to write our letters to Santa.
- Punctuation: Capital letters, full stops, sentence writing, speech marks, question marks, exclamation marks and commas in lists.
- Alphabetical order: Looking at the first letter initially to rearrange words into alphabetical order.
- Proper nouns: To understand that proper nouns are names, e.g. months of the year, names of people and places and to use a capital letter in our writing for these.
- Adjectives: To understand that these are descriptive words and to think about using adjectives in our writing.
We will also be developing our:
- Reading skills through guided reading and starting Accelerated Reader, which we are very excited about!
- Spelling through our weekly spelling homeworks and learning how to spell High Frequency Words.
- Handwriting by practising and developing letter formation and learning to join letters together.
Numeracy objectives this term:
- Place value: Reading and writing numbers to 100.
- Addition and Subtraction: Consolidating number bonds to 20.
- Addition and subtraction of tens and units. Learning how to carry over a ten when adding and exchanging a ten when subtracting.
- Adding totals and calculating change within £1, including practical activities and recognising and counting a variety of coins.
- Solve word problems and develop our understanding of mathematical language.
- Multiplication: Explore multiplication patterns – 2 times tables.
- Time: Revise and consolidate times to the quarter hour and develop this to read the time to 5 minute intervals on analogue and digital clocks.
- Handling Data: Use simple tallies to record data, represent data in a frequency table and on a block graph and interpret the results both on paper and onscreen.
WAU objectives this term:
Our theme is "Home from Home"
- To know and recognise the different types of houses in our locality.
- Understand how and why things change over time – looking at a range of “old” household items.
- Designing and creating our own houses for The Three Little Pigs out of a range of materials.
- Exploring natural habitats for animals and understanding why they have adapted to live and survive in their homes.