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This term our topic is "Winter Wonderland and Arctic Adventures" and we will be thinking about the amazing world we live in and how different places can be - especially in the Arctic and Antarctic!
In Science we will be finding out about "How animals adapt to the environment they live in"- and the children will be studying snow animals from the different poles, learning about habitats and exploring ice in different investigations.
In Maths we will continue to learn about counting, number and play a range of Maths games to reinforce the one to one correspondence of counting forwards and back. The year 1 and 2 children will continue work on addition and subtraction, shape, money and begin multiplication and division.
In English and Geography the children will learn about "Winter in Poetry" and learn to recite some familiar poems. Our fiction will be based around stories such as The Polar Bear Son by Lydia Dabcovich and The Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo. We will also write some non-fiction reports about "Snow Animals"
In RE,from the Derbyshire syllabus we will think about the question "What is special about our world?" and we will focus on talking about things they find interesting, puzzling and wonderful about the world we live in. "Being Responsible" is the area we are learning about in PSHE which will involve discussion and games involving rules, voting and what responsibility looks like in school and at home.
In our topic work the children will find out about the amazing Arctic and Antarctic, the animals and people who live there, the weather conditions, survival and how climate change is affecting the planet we live in. We will look at and locate hot and cold countries on maps and discuss the physical features of the Arctic and Antarctic.
In Art and DT the children will create arctic collage landscapes and animals, draw arctic animals and use chalks to make large images of polar bears and penguins.
ICT for Year 1 and 2 will include learning about identifying, collecting and representing data in different formats and all children will continue to learn about E-safety and what it means to be safe online.
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