Welcome to Oak Tree Class!
This term our topic is "The Enchanted Woodland" which we will encourage and develop the children’s imagination! In Science we will be learning about flowers, plants and trees. The children will plant seeds of different kinds and observe the changes so they can find out what seeds need to grow well. We will go out and about looking at flowers and trees around us and begin to look at how we can identify the different types by looking at shapes of leaves and the flowers produced. We will go for a walk through Lathkil Dale and visit the hay meadows.
In Maths we will continue to learn about the four calculations, place value (Year One and Two) and number and shape .
In English the children will be exploring a wide range of text types including the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel and Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare which will encourage discussion about the mystical world of fairies and gnomes. We will listen to "The Magic Faraway Tree" by Enid Blyton to help inspire our writing.
Within our non-fiction writing we will be developing our explanation writing through creating a fantasy creature for our enchanted woodland and writing instructions on how to make a "Woodland Crown".
In RE we will think about the question "How do we show that we care for our world?" which will follow on from last terms area of learning and we will think about different ways we can show that we care for our local environment and our wider world.
In our topic work the children will find out about the local area and we will use and make simple maps as well as using basic keys. We will also see how materials are changed in recycling which relates to showing we care about our world.
In Art and DT the children will make "Woodland Crowns", do some observational drawing and painting of flowers and trees, learn about Andy Goldsworthy and make some natural art outside, including " Tree Boggarts"!
ICT for Year 1 and 2 will include using the computers to find and use online maps of the local area and all the children will learn how to take good photographs in the local area as well as using Purple Mash to create their own maps.
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