Summer Two- Under the Sea
In RE we will be learning about Prayer. The children will hear stories about people in the Bible praying to God e.g. Daniel and Jonah and the story of Jesus teaching his disciples the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ We will be looking at how prayer can take many different forms such as speaking, writing, dancing and singing. We will also discuss the ways in which people of other faiths pray.
In Literacy the children will be introduced to a range of non-fiction texts related to Under the sea and we will discuss how non-fiction differs from fiction. The children will look at the features of non-fiction texts and try to include some of these features in their own writing. They will be encouraged to use vocabulary from shared texts and online research to write their own facts about Under the sea. They will also listen to lots of exciting stories about under the sea adventures which our writing activities will be based around. We will be focusing on the structure of stories and discussing the characters, the setting and the events. The children will be developing their understanding of adjectives when describing these different characters. In phonics sessions the children will continue to learn the digraphs and trigraphs in phase 3 of Letters and Sounds. They will practise reading and writing words containing these new sounds as well as all the sounds previously covered.
In Mathematics the children will continue to work on simple addition and subtraction. They will be encouraged to write down number sentences and to begin to add small groups of numbers mentally by counting on or back to find the answer. We will be focusing on placing numbers from 1-20 in order and saying which number is one more or one less than a given number. We will also revisit solving problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
During our afternoon topic sessions the children will participate in a range of fun, engaging activities linked to our topic, which will include making resources for our Aquarium role play area, researching underwater worlds and looking at the habitat they provide for a range of creatures. They will take part in a range of science experiments, looking at the properties of materials and investigating floating and sinking.
Pupils will continue to work on spacial awareness. They will learn tactics to avoid obstacles. Children will continue to practise throwing and catching, working on hand-eye co-ordination. They will also work on football skills, including dribbling, passing and weaving. Children will take part in a range of multi-skills races.
We will continue to provide the children with a wide variety of resources in their continuous provision areas which will cover all interests and all areas of the early learning goals. These resources will be related to our topic to provide opportunities for the children to extend their learning independently.
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