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This term our topic is "Fascinating Farming" and we will be learning all about the different types of farming and where our food comes from so get ready for lots of fun learning! In Science we will be finding out about the different foods we should eat to have a balanced diet and we will look in detail why foods are important for our bodies as well as using eggs to carry out lots of interesting investigations. The children will also learn about different types of animals and the food they provide, how animals including humans change over time and how farmers provide for the needs of their animals on their farms. We hope to have some real life farmers to come to visit to answer any questions we may have!
In Maths we will continue to learn about counting, number and place value as well as finding out about 2D and 3D shape. The year 1 and 2 children will continue work on addition and subtraction.
Our English will be based around stories such as The Little Red Hen and we will think about reasons why the animals don't want to help and look at alternative stories around the text. We will follow instructions using food recipes before writing our own. Food poetry will be enjoyed by all and the children will learn to recite some by heart. Julia Donaldson will be the author that we will study and we will compare the different stories based around animals and farms that she has written before having a go at making up our own stories.
In RE,from the Derbyshire syllabus we will think about the question "Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?" and we will have the opportunity to learn about the mosque by visiting the Open Centre in Derby.
In our topic work the children will find out about the countries that make up the UK and we will compare the countryside to the city, talking about the different features in both. We will find out about the names of the different cities, locating them on maps before creating our own. The children will also learn about world foods and discuss how farming in the UK is different to farming in other countries across the world.
In Art and DT the children will paint their own portraits, learn about landscape art and have a go at observational drawing.
ICT for Year 1 and 2 will include making pictures using a range of art programmes and continue to learn about E-safety and what it means to be safe online.
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