Key Term Topic

What lives under our feet?

This half term we are going to be looking at the different minibeasts and insects around our local area. We are going to be classifying different creatures and exploring their habitats. We are then going to be thinking about how we could use this learning to improve our school garden. We will be investigating the best types of plants to include and what environments different minibeasts require. Towards the end of the half term we will be using all of our knowledge to create a thriving outdoor environment to encourage different wildlife to visit us!

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Key Subject Focus

Literacy – Alongside our learning in SFA, we are going to be looking at the features of a letter and writing to local garden centres to request donations for our school garden. We are also going to be writing instructions for planting flowers, including looking at the language and chronological order of this type of writing. Following on from our trip to Ferry Meadows, we are going to be writing an article for the school newsletter to inform others of what we did.

Maths – During this half term we are going to be focusing on measurement and shape. This includes identifying 3D shapes, telling the time to the hour and half an hour and problem solving using money. We are also going to be continuing our learning on number and place value, including tens and ones and partitioning numbers.

Art – During our immersion days, we are going to be accessing a range of creative activities including spider web weaving, salt dough insects and tissue paper collages. 

Computing – We are going to be developing our skills to research on the internet. This will include researching different minibeasts, their habitats and current topical issues such as the declining bee population. We will be working on our skills of how to search for relevant information.

DT – To include in our renovation of the school garden, we are going to be designing and making our own bug hotels. We will be focusing on their different features. We will also be designing the outdoor area and together as a Key Stage we will be implementing our plans.

Geography – Whilst on our trip to Ferry Meadows, we are going to be exploring how different landscapes attract different minibeasts. We will then be using this to inform some of our decisions about our own school garden.

RE – We are going to be learning about Islam.

PSHE – We are going to be discussing and labelling the human body.

Science – We are going to be learning about the different minibeasts in our local areas and their habitats.

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