Our learning journey this half term...
This half term we will be focusing on the question 'Is Everyone's home the same?' We will be exploring a variety of different homes and talking about how they are the same and how they are different. The first focus is on Handa's home using the story of 'Handa's Surprise' and the children will then have the opportunity to decide which homes we 'visit' next. As part of this topic we will also be looking at the celebration 'Chinese New Year'. There will be a focus this half term on exploring different foods such as the fruit from 'Handa's Surprise' and tasking Chinese foods. The children will be encouraged to use all of their senses and to describe how the foods look, taste, smell and feel. We are hoping to go on a little walk in our local area to talk about what our own homes are like before the end of this half term.
We have many opportunities to mark make in all areas of the classroom and outside. We will continue to develop our reading and writing skills through both child initiated and adult led opportunities. The children will be encouraged to read and write simple captions and sentences. Maths learning will continue to focus on recognising numbers and counting in order. We will be looking at finding one more and one less and also developing our ability to add and subtract small quantities. Through the Chinese restaurant role play area, the children will begin to look at money.
In RE sessions we will cover the topics of 'Christmas' and 'Revelation'. In the topic of 'Christmas' children will explore the Christmas story and become familiar with the people involved, the location and the response to the Birth of Jesus. In the topic of 'Revelation' the children are introduced to the roe of the Church in getting to know God. We will explore the story of 'The feeding of the five thousand.' The multi-faith element is Sikhism.
Mrs Cara Watts
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