Children start this half term with our new topic Once Upon A Time! We will answer our big question ‘What are our favourite fairytales?’ by becoming familiar with traditional fairy tales such as The Gingerbread Man and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will be learning how to recall and retell stories with lots of focus on imaginative play and acting out through the use of drama to extend our vocabulary. We will be talking about right and wrong linked to the Three Little Pigs and we will be using connectives to develop our sentences when sharing our ideas. We will also use our problem solving skills to solve a mysterious crime scene when a familiar character from our story spills porridge all over our Three Bears cottage!
In the second half of the term we answer our big question ‘How do living things change?’ We will answer this question by having lots of different animals in our classroom to observe their lifecycles and learn how to look after them. This will include chicks, tadpoles and butterflies. We will learn about plants and what plants need to grow by planting our own beanstalks and looking after them whilst reading Jack and the Beanstalk. We will also read How to Catch A Dragon and find a dragon egg in our playground that we need to look after , which will help us learn about what living things need to survive. We will also 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. A second outdoor learning day this half term focuses on signs of Spring.