Welcome back to Term 4!
We hope you had a holiday and feel refreshed for the new term! We have an exciting and fun filled term ahead!
This term our topic is ‘How does your garden grow?’ This term we are looking at two books, the first is Jack and Bean stalk and the second is called George and Flora’s secret garden. They are both stories and have links with plants and growth.
As part of our topic we will be learning about different types of plants, flowers and trees. Children will be visiting an allotment and taking a walk around the school grounds to classify common plants, flowers and trees. Children will be able to recognise and identify the difference between a deciduous and evergreen tree as well as learn the structure of plants and flowers. As part of our topic children will also be looking at Vincent Van Gough’s sunflower painting and making their own sunflower art using a range of materials and media. If you want to know more about our topic, click here.
As part of English we will be looking at a the well-known fairy tale ‘Jack and the bean stalk’ by responding to book through answering questions, drama, role play and diary entries. Children will be looking at words ending in ‘ed’ and starting to use them in their writing. Later on in the term we will look at George and Flora’s secret garden and use this to inspire us to plant seeds and write instructions about how to plant seeds and look after our plants. At the end of the term we will come back to Jack and the Bean stalk to write the story independently. Across their writing children will focus on using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and using conjunctions such as ‘because’ and ‘but’ to join their ideas.
In Maths, we will start the term by looking at addition. We will use a number line to count on in ones. Children will be jumping on in ones to add a number to another number. We will start with numbers within 10 and build to numbers within 20 and then bridging 10 where children will use their number bonds to 10 to help them bridge. Later on in the term we will move on to subtraction and using the number line to count back in ones. If you have a chance to practise the 2 x and 10 x table at home with your child this would be great for their learning in school.
If you have any questions about our learning, please don’t hesitate to come and ask or if you are interested in volunteering in class, please come and see me after school.