Today we learned all about the five senses. We explored them by guessing the flavour of foods, guessing what was in the secret box with touch, smelling different smells, hearing different instruments and using sight to watch what happened to the skittles in water. The children had lots of fun!
Happy new year! Welcome back to a fantastic new half term and a brand new year. This half term we will be sending out a homework project, which relates to our new learning challenge question: 'Where does our food come from?'. During our first week back, each child will receive a new book for them to keep at home as a way to promote our love of reading for the new year. These books are all by the brilliant author, Julia Donaldson.
With our new question being 'Where does our food come from?' we will be learning all about different types of foods and if they come from animals or plants. We will be using atlases in our geography lessons to locate the equator and discuss different foods that are grown in hot and cold countries. In addition to this, we will be making lots of different dishes in the classroom for the children to try and link this to our writing for English. For our computing curriculum, we will continue to use Purple Mash. If you do not have access to your child's log in for Purple Mash, please don't hesitate to ask for a new one.
Within our English lessons, we will be continuing to use our phonics to support our reading and writing, and practising the word cards at home will support your child's learning. Throughout the half term, we will be learning how to read and write recipes, stories and information texts relating to food. Our new learning will be looking at suffixes such as -ed for past tense and exploring plurals with adding -s and -es.
This half term, we will be learning how to add and subtract numbers up to 20, including our number bonds to 20. To support your child's learning at home, you could practise counting and writing the numbers up to 20. Further into the half term we will begin to learn about the place value of numbers up to 50.
For our science this half term, we will be learning all about the seasons, and the weather relating to each season. We will be using our careful observations to discuss the weather for Winter and compare this to Autumn. We will create an umbrella of seasons to hang each of the months off for children to refer to throughout the year to check which season it is.