Reception / Year 1 – Spring 2 Curriculum Information
We start this term thinking about our big question – How do we keep our bodies healthy and happy?
We will be reading a book called ‘The Gingerbread Man.’ At the beginning of the story the little old man and the little old woman are baking and make gingerbread. We will be learning about different types of food and following instructions to make our own biscuits. In the story, the gingerbread man does not want to be eaten so he runs away as fast as he can. We will thinking about different ways that we can move and travel as we keep our bodies ‘healthy and happy!’ As well as running…we will jump…hop…star jump…skip… Near the end of the story, the gingerbread man arrives at a river! The fox trick him, as he does not want to get wet! Showing curiosity, teamwork and the courage to try new things we will explore what happen if he gets wet!
Another book we will be reading is ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears.’ The bears love porridge for breakfast. Breakfast is the first meal of the day helping to keep us ‘healthy and happy.’ We will be trying porridge with different toppings and finding out about other healthy types of breakfasts…rocket fuel for learning! As we take the story outdoors, we will be creating obstacle courses showing self-belief and perseverance to complete them.
As we find out more about healthy foods, our next story is about a potato with super powers who saves the day! ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra, never fear as Supertato is here! The story takes place in a supermarket with oodles of different fruits and vegetables. Supertato captures the evil pea and saves the fruit and vegetables. We will be inventing our own super heroes using vegetables and fruits all with their own amazing super powers.
To finish off the term we will have a ‘super hero party’ making heathy fruit kebabs and delicious smoothies with lots of dancing games!
Here we go again, another busy term!
Reception/Year 1 – Spring 1 Curriculum Information
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!
For the first part of the spring term we are finding out about nocturnal animals and asking our big question - Why don’t we all go to sleep at the same time? We will be reading a book called ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. This amazing story makes you feel like one of the baby owls. It has beautiful illustrations, bringing the owls and the story to life. We also find out many interesting facts about owls. How they sleep in the day and wake up at night, where they live, what they eat. The baby owls in story allow us to explore many of our school values. Such as responsibility as they look after each other, perseverance when they don’t give up and the courage to try something new!
Another book we will be reading is ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We will learn and retell the story using actions. Find out about the characters and sequence events. We will create and go on our own bear hunt in our outdoor classroom, retelling the journey and making up our own! Constantly asking our big question, this time learning about bears and how they hibernate, sleeping through the long, cold, winter months!
When reading ‘Snow Bear’ by Martin Waddell we learn about winter. This story is about three bears who wake up and love playing in the snow with their mummy. If it snows we can make our own snow bears. Fingers crossed!
We will also be reading a book called ‘Paddington Bear’ by Michael Bond. Describing and learning about Paddington and finding out about London where he lives. Paddington’s favourite food is marmalade sandwiches. We will have our own teddy bears picnic! Showing ‘team work’ to plan a picnic and follow instructions to make sandwiches!
Looking forward to another exciting term!
Reception/Year 1 Autumn 2 Curriculum Information
People Who Help Us
Here we go again! For the second part of the autumn term we are finding out about people who help us. We will be reading a book called ‘Mog and the Vee Ee Tee’ written by Judith Kerr. In the book Mog was chasing a butterfly and she hurts her paw. She needs to go to the vee ee tee, but Mog hates going to the vets. When she finally gets there she causes chaos! While learning about the book we find out about what it is like to go to the vets and how they keep our pets healthy.
We will also be reading a book called ‘Ness the Nurse’ by Nick Sharratt. It is about a nurse with 10 plasters in her case and she uses them look after everyone. We will be finding out about nurses and doctors and how they keep us healthy.
Another book we will be reading is ‘George’s Dragon at the Fire Station’ by Claire Freedman. George takes his pet dragon to an open day at the Fire station. Sparky is causing chaos until there is a real emergency. Can Sparky save the day!
We will then be reading a book called ‘The Jolly Postman’ by Alan Ahlberg. The Jolly Postman rides a bicycle and delivers letters to characters from traditional children's stories. It’ such an exciting book as there is a letter on every page!
Alongside our books local vets and police we will be visiting us at school. We will also visit the Fire Station, finding out about fire engines and the jobs of the fire fighters. Look out as we might get the chance to squirt the hoses!!!
Year R/1 Autumn 1 Curriculum Information
To start the autumn term off we will be introducing an exciting new topic called ‘Dinosaur Planet’ and asking ourselves “How would you describe a dinosaur to someone who had never seen one before?” We will be reading a book called ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ written by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves. In the story, Harry finds some dinosaurs in his Nan’s attic and he takes them everywhere! We will use this book to learn the names of the dinosaurs.
We will also be reading a book called ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur’ by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves. This book is about a boy who has an amazing adventure. He plants some seeds with his mum and the garden grows into a Jurassic jungle!!! One of the dinosaurs stomping about is a gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex. We are going to find out about the character of the T-Rex. What does it look like? How does it move? What does it eat?
Another book we will be reading is called ‘Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus’ by Tony Mitton. We will be identifying words that rhyme and making rhyming pairs. Playing games and singing songs about dinosaurs.
Alongside learning about dinosaur names and remembering facts, we will be exploring and experimenting making swamp potions and fossils, freezing dinosaurs and exploding volcanoes!
At the end of our topic, we will have a ‘Dinosaur Stomp!’ Dancing and eating dinosaur food.
We have loved finding out about dinosaurs!!!
Exploring dinosaurs in ice!
Look at our moving dinosaurs.
To finish off our topic Dinosaur Planet we had a DINOSAUR STOMP!!!
We played dinosaur games, Pin the tail on the T-Rex and dinosaur statues.
We danced and stomped to dinosaur music and sang dinosaur songs. The ‘Dino Hokey’ being a favourite!
Finally eating lots of dinosaur food! Dinosaur claws, T-Rex teeth, stegosaurus spikes …
We had an amazing time!