Welcome back- I hope you all feel refreshed after your holiday and ready for another exciting half term. There are some exciting events scheduled including world book day, Pancake Day, preparations for Easter and Mother’s day assembly so please watch out for more details in the school newsletter, on class dojo and in letters home.
We continue our topic of Once upon a time this half term, with a focus on growing and changing. As you can see the children are already enjoying running their own garden centre and flower shop. They have even added a delivery service to it! We will be reading Jack and the beanstalk to inspire our learning, and will be making our own garden as part of our enterprise project. This will include planting some beans and other crops later in the term which we hope to harvest and eat before the end of the year! Any green fingered experts in the family are invited to come and give us some advice and support as we plan this exciting project and begin to create our garden.
In our literacy we will be using poems, stories and nonfiction to create a range of writing linked to our topic. We will also continue reading some traditional stories and learning to retell them orally. These will include:
The Enormous Turnip
Little Red Riding Hood
The Three little pigs
In numeracy we will be focusing on numbers beyond 10, encouraging children to order these and find one more or less. We will also be looking at solving mathematical problems using doubling, halving and sharing. We will also use shape, space and measure to solve problems as we plan our garden, plant the seeds and care for the plants as they grow.
Our topic work will focus on growth and changes in the environment as we look at how the plants begin to grow and change. We will link this to looking at how seasons change, including longer days and warmer (hopefully) weather. Children will need to be dressed for outdoor activities each day so that we can take advantage of the different weather conditions to enhance our learning.
we have been reading everywhere we have been today.
We all enjoyed making and flipping some pancakes today. The best part was eating them- but they went so fast there were no photos of that!
Treeton C of E Primary School,
Wood Lane Treeton,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5QS