Term 3- Weather Around Us
We hope that you have had a great Christmas and Happy New Year.
Welcome back to school for Term 3.
This term’s topic is ‘Weather around us’ and through this topic we will be looking at similarities and differences. We will begin by brainstorming ‘What is the weather’ and thinking about all the vocabulary and words that we can think of to do with the weather. We will be looking at the weather in different countries and at different times of the year (seasons and seasonal changes), and thinking about different activities we do in different types of weather. We will doing a daily weather chart and writing weather diaries.
In Literacy we will be looking at non- fiction texts about snow and ice, seasons, and weather and looking at the weather element through story books such as :- The Storm Whale, Mr Wolfs Week and The Bear Hunt. We will also be learning and reciting weather songs and poems such as ‘Dr Foster went to Gloucester’ and ‘The North wind does blow’.
In Numeracy we will be mainly concentrating on addition and subtraction, as well as place value to 50 .Firstly we will recap on number recognition. We will then begin to combine groups by adding together and using apparatus to complete simple addition number sentences. The year 1’s will be looking at the operations of addition and subtraction and how to solve problems and give reasoning. We will be using a number line and 100 square and the children will be taught to jump forwards when adding and jump backwards when taking away.
In PE Team Theme will be teaching the children gymnastics - looking at balance, beams and jumps as well as indoor athletics later in the term.
Please see our topic web which also gives some more details about other interesting learning that will be taking place in the other areas of the curriculum.