This half term we will be learning about different celebrations from a variety of cultures and religions such as Diwali and Hanukkah.
As researchers the children will look at the history behind the celebrations and traditions that are followed such as the food that is eaten and the clothes or jewellry that is worn.
We will also be learning about the importance that light plays in many of those celebrations as well as finding out more about light and shadows.
As writers we will read a variety of traditional stories from around the world; Little Red Riding Hood, Rama and the Demon King, Hansel and Gretel, Why the Frog and the Snake can’t be friends and The Boy who cried wolf and use these to influence our writing.
Then the children will create their own fairy tale stories based around the stories they have read from different cultures.
We will look at features of information texts and the children will create information leaflets and posters about how people celebrate in different cultures.
In Maths, we will be developing our knowledge of number by solving everyday word problems. We will also be looking at sorting 2D and 3D shapes using venn and carroll diagrams. We will use shapes to create rangoli patterns as well as looking at patterns in number sequences, multiplication as an array, division as repeated subtraction, reflective symmetry and money.
As scientists we will look at animals, including humans and how they have offspring that turns into adults and we will find out about their basic needs. We will learn about life cycles including those of a ladybird and a butterfly.
We will identify and name plants and animals in their habitats and will observe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will be learning that plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
Please take a look at the celebrations plan for more information.
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