How does your Garden Grow?
This term we will be learning about growing and changing. We will be doing lots of work in the garden, including planting seed and seedlings. Our role play has been transformed into a flower shop, with its own tearoom. Children will be able to create wonderful flower arrangements and deliver them using the special delivery van. We will also explore different wedding traditions and children will be using the resources to make some flower displays fit for a wedding day!
PSED: We will be looking at how we have changed over the year and setting goals for the transition into key stage one this term. As well as trying new activities this term children will be encouraged to develop their personal and social skills through team work, co-operative working challenges especially in Forest Friday activities which will form part of our enterprise showcase. They will also begin to use equipment on the field and Key stage one yard during structured outdoor play as part of their extended transition into Key Stage One.
Communication, language and literacy learning will focus on forming, reading and writing complete sentences. This will include reading and writing stories, poems and some information texts. To link with our topic we will be reading the following books:
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Enormous Turnip
Mathematical Development: we will be focusing on recognising, sequencing and using numbers to 20 in our calculations - especially subtraction. This we will also include some problem solving activities, such as doubling, halving and sharing linked to our topic. Children will also investigated shapes, space and measure within the topic including taking measurements for different plants in the role play area and identifying properties of different shapes.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World:
Physical Development: This term we will be doing some multi skills in our PE sessions, including throwing, catching, kicking and skipping in preparation for the sports day. We will begin to have some of the sessions outdoor on the field as part of the transition for key stage 1. We will also be developing fine motor skills through activities such as threading, sewing, weaving and gardening.
Forest Friday: this will continue with a focus on caring for plants .The children will be planting vegetables in our school garden and hopefully harvesting some before the end of term! We will continue to monitor the changes we can see week on week as the seasons change as part of our long term study of the environment.
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Treeton C of E Primary School,
Wood Lane Treeton,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5QS