This term's topic is SAFARI!
This term in topic, we are using our geography skills and going on Safari. We will be learning all about Africa focusing on Kenya and making comparisons to England. One of our learning focuses will be looking at life in Kenya, making comparisons from tribal life to life in the city. We will also be looking at the National Parks, focusing on the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya and the Lake District National Park in the UK. This will allow us to use maps and learn about the points on a compass.
This term, we will be looking at everyday materials. We will be investigating materials; looking at what types of materials there are and what everyday objects are made from. We will be learning about the different properties of the materials as well as testing the strength of different materials and seeing if they are waterproof or not.
In Maths, we will be using our number and place value knowledge to help us find one more and one less of a given number. We will then begin to explore weight and mass, using both standard and non-standard units of measure. We will then move onto identifying and recognising a range of 2D shapes, including rectangles, squares, circles and triangles. After this, we will be recapping our understanding of money and the different denominations of coins and notes before finishing the term by revising addition and subtraction, including problem solving skills.
We have two fantastic books that we will be reading this term. Our first book is Handa's Surprise, written by Eileen Browne. We will be introducing the children to time connectives (e.g. First, Next, Then and Finally) to help us order and sequence the story. We will then use these time connectives to help us write a list of instructions. Our second book is Lila and the Secret of Rain, written by David Conway. This book will allow us to explore in more detail, what life is like in Africa and the similarities and differences to our lives today.