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Paws, Claws and Whiskers.

We will be learning to identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will also identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Then we will be

describing and comparing the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets).

We will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive. Then identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals, and how they depend on each other.

In Art we intend to create our own animals by putting two together. E.g. an eledog or crococat. We will look at and explore camouflage and patterns we can make using different paints, crayons or pastels. We will draw in the style of Picasso and look at some animal art work.

In literacy we will read a wide variety of story and information books about animals. Including Aesop’s fables and The Tiger who came to Tea. We will be continuing to practise our phonics and word building skills in our Read Write Inc groups each day. We will also continue practising our handwriting and letter formation, so that we are ready to join our letters.

Each Tuesday and Thursday (fortnightly) we have a PE coach who works with the children and staff to encourage healthy bodies and fitness. 

Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school all week as if the weather is poor, we may go out a different day or use the hall when it is available.

Could you please provide outdoor pumps or trainers, leggings and a jumper or jacket. Then shorts or skhorts and a plain white t shirt for indoor activities.

Please try to ensure earrings are taken out on these days. At the very least they should be covered over with tape but after 6 weeks of having them done please teach your child how to take them out/ put them in.

In maths we will be learning to multiply and divide using practical equipment. We will be practising the 2,3,5,10 times tables and the inverse. How many 5s are in 15? As well as using the symbols for these in number sentences.

2 x 5 = 10

10 ÷ 5 = 2

Please help your child by completing the MyMaths online questions, which we update half termly.