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welcome to owls' class page

Class Teacher: Mrs Pettitt

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carter

Owl's Gallery

our learning in Spring term 1

This half term our topic is Penguins and Polar Bears

Please see our Long Term Plans for more details of the subjects taught through our topic

MATHS
ENGLISH
SCIENCE

Time

  • Know and order the months of the year
  •  To sequence daily activities in chronological order
  • Explore and use the language of minutes and seconds
  • Tell the time to o’clock on an analogue clock
  • Tell the time to half past on an analogue clock
  • Tell the time to o’clock and half past on an analogue clock
  • Read and write the time to o’clock and half past
  • Solve problems involving time
  • Describe whole turns and half turns with reference to the clock.

 

                 Exploring calculation strategies within   20.

                • Using part-whole understanding of related facts to derive teens facts
                • Using doubles to derive near doubles
                • Representing the ‘Make ten’ strategy using a bead string
                • Understanding the = symbol as an indication of equivalence
                • Choosing addition strategies based on the numbers in the calculation

                 

                 Numbers to 50

                • Sequencing numbers to 50
                • Making groups of ten
                • Exploring tens and ones
                • Introducing place value
                • Representing a 2-digit number as tens and ones
                • Comparing and ordering numbers using place value
                • Comparing and ordering numbers using a number line
                • Counting in twos, fives and tens
                • Describing and completing number patterns

                   

                  Writing - Narrative

                  • writing narrative pieces based on the story 'Lost and Found'.

                  Writing - Non-Fiction

                  • writing an information text about an Arctic animal.

                  Spelling and Grammar

                  • continuing our Rocket Spelling Challenges, spelling tricky words correctly in dictated sentences
                  • Practising checking our spellings and purple polishing our work.
                  • Using full stops at the end of our sentences.

                  Reading 

                  • reading non-fiction texts about the animals in the Polar regions.
                  • enjoying our Class Reading Area

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Seasonal changes

                  • Observe the apparent movement of the Sun during the day.

                  • Observe changes across the four seasons.

                  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

                   

                  Working Scientifically

                  • Observe closely, using simple equipment.
                  • Perform simple tests.
                  • Identify and classify.
                  • Use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
                  • Gather and record data to help in answering questions.

                   


                    

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Last update: 2018-01-08

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