This term our topic is Animals and Homes.
In our Literacy lessons, we will be reading lots of traditional fairy tales, especially the ones with animal characters in, such as The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We may even have a go at writing our own fairy story! After the half term holiday, we will be having a go at reading a longer class book. We are going to read Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl.
In Science, we will be learning about all different types of animals and identifying which group they belong to such as mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish. We will even find out about what they eat, and will discover what a herbivore, a carnivore and an omnivore are!
In History and Geography, we will be finding out about our homes and the area in which we live. We will look at homes in the past and what is different about them. We will also find out about animal homes and what they are called.
In Design and Technology, we will be using wooden clothes pegs to make little people. Once the people are made, we will be using all sorts of junk modelling materials to create a house for them to live in. We even plan to put all the houses together and create a village!!! Some of the children even suggested making roads and cars for our people!! Sounds brilliant!! Grand Designs, eat your heart out!!
In Art, we will be looking at some paintings by an artist called Henri Rousseau, and having a go at creating our own version. In Music, we will be listening to Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens and finally, we will be using the computers to create images and stories.
Wow!!! Sounds like a very busy term.