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Beech

Spring Term: 2019-20
Topic: Greek Myths / Ancient Greece


English

  • Fiction books: Greek Myths, Aesop’s Fables
  • Non-fiction books about Ancient Greece, Chinese New Year
  • Poetry/Rhyming Narrative: looking at rhyming words – Polar Bear, Polar Bear
  • Dictionary work, using word banks, topic words
  • Labelling, adding captions, writing lists
  • Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Role play, re-telling of stories
  • Identifying ideas in texts, looking at characters and events
  • Streamed Read Write Inc. Phonics, comprehension/reading/writing/class reading sessions
  • Contributing to group discussions, circle time

Mathematics

  • Number and place value
  • Addition and subtraction, including problem solving
  • Data handling, charts
  • Geometry – 2D/3D shape
  • Measure – time

PSHCE / RE

  • Based on values of the week and this term’s topic
  • Group work, circle time, free choice activities, games, feelings
  • Class rules, healthy choices, special people
  • Christian churches
  • Chinese New Year
  • Trips to the library, park (staying safe in the environment), Lady Lever art gallery (Port Sunlight)

Topic

  • Science: Light
  • Humanities: History focus: Ancient Greece; Geography focus: locating China and looking at Chinese customs
  • Art/DT: sculpture/modelling/mosaics, Chinese New Year
  • French: colours
  • Animal Care: weekly sessions with Kerry Attwood
  • Computing: weekly sessions with Jane Walters
  • Music: weekly sessions with Jane Rowlinson
  • PE: weekly sessions with Tom Kophamel
  • Carousel activities: forest school and animal care (both 1st half term); swimming (2nd half term)