Spring 2: Animal Antics
Medium Term Plan
This medium term plan is subject to change, following children's interests and responses to activities and learning.
Unit this term...
UCF3: Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?
w.b. 21.02.22 & 28.02.22
We have had a very busy start to the Spring 2 term. We have had a visit from Safari Phil who brought in some very interesting minibeasts and reptiles, we made our own traditional pancakes, and it has been World Book Day. There are a few pictures below of all three events, and you can follow the links below for lots more information and lots more photos.
Each week in class we have a Picture News session. We discuss an issue that has been in the news recently, look at where this issue has arisen and discuss how it makes us feel. We then complete an activity as a class in relation to the Picture News story. This week the news story was about what we enjoy about school. In the activity we discussed what we enjoy about school and what school prepares them for when they are older. We had some lovely responses from the children:
What do you think is the best thing about coming to school?
- Bikeability - Saara
- Colouring - Malaaika
- Learning Maths, Numbers - Harris
- Reading - Effie
- Running - Gabriele
- Painting - Aisha
- Playing with my friends - Scarlett
What do you think school will be able to help you do or be?
- To do Maths - Yakoub
- To be a firefighter - Ilya
- Sports - Omer
- Read the words in stories - Harris
- Be a hairdresser - Ruqayyah
- Be a nurse - Malaaika
- Learn to look after kids - Megia
We have been very busy this week. We read a new story in Literacy 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and thought about story sequencing, beginning, middle and end. We had fun in Maths partitioning teen numbers into 10 and a number of ones. We also started a special creative project using a new painting technique called 'Marbelling'. We had some much fun seeing the different patterns the ink made in the water and all let out an 'ohhh', 'ahhh', 'woooowww', when the paper was lifted to reveal our pictures... you'll have to wait to see the finished pictures, it for a surprise.
We have had a busy week this week continuing to get ready for a special day to celebrate our mummies and we also had a visit from an author, Sean Perkins. Follow the link below to see more information and photos from the author visit.
We learnt this week that Mother's Day happens on a Sunday every year. It is a day to celebrate our mother figures and thank them for everything they do for us. We each made a card for our mothers using the marble painting from last week. We also sculptured clay to make coasters for our mummies to put their cups of tea or coffee on while they relax on Mother's Day - we even offered to make the drink, with adult help of course.
The children all said what they love about their own mummy, responses included:
- she gives me a cuddle when I am sad.
- she spends all day cleaning.
- she reads me stories.
- she makes me nice food because she loves me.
- she loves me every day.
- she tucks me up in bed.
What a lovely lot of mummies we have! I hope you all enjoy a relaxing, sunny day on Mothering Sunday.
Another exciting week this week thinking about the Christian festival of Easter, the most important festival in the Christian calendar. We performed a song at the Easter service in church on Wednesday and then had a very special visit from a bouncy guest. Follow the link below to see our song and photos from our special visit.