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Autumn 1 topic: All About Me!
This term we spend a lot of time thinking about our families and who is in our family. We will think about ourselves and look at what is the same and different between ourselves and others. We learn a little lit about which countries we all come from. As part of this topic we held a family picnic where our families enjoyed the Victoria sponge cake and cucumber sandwiches the children made. As part of our learning about Africa we took part in an African drumming and dancing workshop.
Autumn 2 topic: Celebrations!
This term we are learning about a range of celebrations from all different religions and cultures. As part of this learning we take part in a range of activities for each celebration we learn about. We do cooking, craft, dancing and role play. As part of this topic we invite parents into talk about the special times they celebrate. To end the topic we invite parents into see our carol concert.
Spring 1 topic: Once Upon a Time...
This term we are learning all about fairy tale stories. We have a story teller come in to do a workshop with us. This year it was focussed on the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ In this term we learn to retell, role play and order stories. We learn key story language and use this in our own role play. We focus on listening to stories with greater recall and attention and talking about events and characters in the stories.
Spring 2 topic: Growing and Changing
This term we are learning all about how things grow and change.
As part of this topic we have been looking at the parts of a plant and how they grow. We have grown our own cress as well as planting and caring for bulbs in our gardening area. We learn all about the lifecycle of a caterpillar and watch our caterpillars form their chrysalis and then hatch into butterflies. We look closely at how the eggs hatch and look at how the chicks grow.
Summer 1 topic: Under the Sea
This term we are learning all about the world under the sea.
As part of this topic we look at the different creatures and environments found under the sea. We look at some of the animals that the children want to know about as well as some of the animals that the children don’t know.
Summer 2 topic: Down in the Jungle
This term we are learning all about the jungle.
As part of this topic we explore the jungle, its habitat and the creatures that live within it. We learn all about the animals through the stories we read and well as learn facts about each animal. At the end of the topic we have a range of rainforest animals come to visit us in school.