Children start this term with the topic ‘Off We Go!’ We will have an exciting scooter day with lots of outdoor activity. Children then look at different modes of transport and have the chance to go on both a bus ride around the town and a train trip further afield. We will have a space week during the term which will involve an exciting astronaut training day consisting of different challenges! One of the texts we will be learning about is The Hundred Decker Bus which will provide lots of writing opportunities for describing our own journeys!
The second half of the term follows the creative theme ‘Dragons and Fairies’. We will be reading stories and fairy tales linked to this topic including Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk and How to Catch a Dragon. We will receive letters and visits from the fairies who live in our playground overnight and we will find a dragon egg on the playground! We will also learn about growth linked to Jack and the Beanstalk, and the lifecycle of animals including chicks and tadpoles. A second outdoor learning day this half term focuses on signs of Spring.
Learning in the first half of the Summer Term begins with the topic ‘Our World’ where we will begin to learn about the world we live in, including the animals, countries, religions and food. We will spend a week learning about animals on the farm and to support this learning we will visit Staunton Country Park where the children will get to meet some of the animals up close. We will talk about pets and different animals found all over the world. Learning this half term is supported by looking at non- fiction texts.
The second half of this term follows the topic Treasure Island! Pupils will explore things that could be found on a treasure island including pirates, mermaids and dinosaurs! We will be reading the text ‘Pirates Love Underpants’ and we will have a pirate day to follow up our learning. We will also be learning about creatures that live in the sea and our texts include ‘Sharing a Shell’ and ‘Barry The Fish With Fingers’.
During this term children begin their transition to Year 1. In class learning is adapted with more whole class session taking place in preparation for the Year 1 curriculum and timetable. Children begin to play outside on the big playground and field with the rest of the school during break and lunchtimes. Children also make a number of visits to the Year 1 classroom to meet the teacher and experience their new environment.
A final outdoor learning day takes place with a focus on Summer and is a chance for the children to look back and celebrate their achievements during their first year at school.