We will listen, watch and read about Rainforests and use these experiences to help create a role play area linked to the theme. We will use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function to build our own Rainforest role-play area, with paper-chain vines, large leaves and paper flowers.
We will build on our present vocabulary, describing the sounds, colours and textures that are reflected in the Amazonian forests and through the use of language, we will imagine and recreate animals and insects to tell our own stories based on the stories we hear. We will be listening to and joining in with stories such as ‘’We're roaming in the Rainforest’ , ‘Rainforest Adventure’ and ‘Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme’ describing the story setting and characters. In our reading and writing we will be learning to blend and segment words using our phase 3 and 4 Letters and Sounds. We will be learning how to write a sentence and spell some tricky words correctly.
To develop our knowledge and understanding of the world, we will learn about similarities and differences between ourselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.We will make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. We will use the laptops to search for information about the Rainforests, such as what the weather is like there, to help us understand that information can be retrieved from computers.
To help us understand the need to eat a healthy range and variety of food, we will be enjoying tasting foods and fruits found in Rainforests including citrus fruits, coconut, figs, mango, pineapple, avocado and grapefruit . We will be enjoying Yoga sessions to develop good control and co-ordination in large and small movements and Sports sessions to enable us to move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
Our magnificent class garden, will enable us to work as part of a group, growing and caring for our own vegetables, such as beans and tomatoes. We will take turns to provide daily gardening reports to enable us to eplain our our own knowledge and understanding of changes we observe in the garden.
We will talk about our ideas, and choose the resources we need to make a Scarecrow to protect our plants.
In maths, we will use the context of the rainforest plants and creatures to count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.
We will use quantities and objects, to add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. We will solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing and look closely at different creatures and insects to recognise, create and describe patterns and use shapes to recreate our own.
To develop our skills in Expressive Arts, we will explore beat and tempo, experimenting with ways of changing them, within our songs and chants.
What an exciting term!