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Spring 2

All Creatures Great and Small

This half term we are learning about…

  • A farmers role on the farm
  • How to look after chicks
  • The lifecycle of chicks and how to document changes by creating a diary
  • How to follow a map by writing instructions using the story ‘What the ladybird heard’
  • How to solve addition and subtraction words problems
  • How to half using eggs and nests
  • How to double using spots on ladybirds
  • How to create a pictogram of favourite mini beasts
  • Subtraction with the help of ‘The hungry caterpillar’
  • Creating fact files and information sheets from a mini beast hunt
  • Healthy eating and writing instructions for how to stay healthy
  • Sequencing the days of the week
  • How to describe what vegetables are and what they look like/ how they grow

 

The children will be:

  • Matching animals to their babies
  • Exploring our farm tuff spot and using their imagination
  • Creating their own farm maps
  • Sorting wild animals and farm animals
  • Painting symmetrical butterflies
  • Making and tasting a healthy fruit salad
  • Vegetable printing
  • Making robbers masks
  • Exploring the resources available within our chick area and farm role play
  • Making vegetable soup
  • Observational drawing of vegetables
  • Making caterpillars using grass and tights
  • Labelling vegetables

 

You can help your child at home by:

  • Listening to them read at home
  • Encouraging your child to practise ordering and recognising numbers to 20
  • Encouraging your child to sound out words themselves when writing and encouraging them to write labels and captions
  • Helping your child to learn their tricky and high frequency words
  • Talking to your child about how we can find out information from the internet and books

The story behind our adventure...

The children receive a letter from Farmer John. He has bought a new farm and has lots of animals which he is enjoying looking after. He is especially proud of his fine prize cow! However, he knows that some robbers are planning to steal his cow! We must help him by writing a fasle map with false instructions to the robbers to try and trick them!

 

The farmer wants to expand his farm so he buys a hen called Bluebell. But Bluebell's nest is blown away by a strong wind she can no longer look after her eggs. Farmer John asks us to look after her eggs and chicks when they hatch. The children are thrilled to help Bluebell look after her chicks!

WEEK 1

Maths

Solving word problems using the animals in the tuff spot

 

Literacy

Writing false instructions to the robbers

 

Activities

Creating a map

Programming beetbots

Sentence writing

 

Independent activities

Writing about 'What The Ladybird Heard'

Sorting wild animals and farm animals

Painting a farm animal

 

 

WEEK 2

Maths

Learning how to halve using eggs and nests

 

Literacy

Writing a diary entry about the chick eggs

 

Activities

Creating a map

Making chocolate egg nest buns

Sentence writing

 

Independent activities

Writing about a chick or hen

Drawing a chick

Counting farm animals

lifecycle of a chick

WEEK 3

Maths

Learning how to double the amount of spots on a ladybird

 

Literacy

Writing facts about their favourite minibeast

 

Activities

Drawing mini-beasts on the IWB

Making chocolate egg nest buns

Sentence writing

 

Independent activities

Matching animals to their young

Colouring half of a shape

Chalk drawing of a snail

Grouping mini-beasts

Labelling mini-beasts

WEEK 4

Maths

Learning how to subtract using various resources

 

Literacy

Writing about what the 'Hungry Caterpillar' had eaten each day

 

Activities

Symmetrical butterfly painting

Drawing mini-beasts on IWB

Sentence writing

 

Independent activities

Sorting healthy and unhealthy foods

The hungry caterpillar food diary

Lifecycle of a butterfly

Filling in missing numbers on a caterpillar

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