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Chestnut

Spring Term: 2019-20
Topic: Dinosaurs


English

  • Class texts (fiction): Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
  • Non-fiction books about Dinosaurs and Fossils
  • Acrostic poem writing using characters
  • Labelling, adding captions, writing lists
  • Role play, re-telling of stories
  • Identifying ideas in texts, looking at characters and events
  • Streamed Read Write Inc. Phonics, See and Learn and class reading sessions
  • Contributing to group discussions
  • Circle Time and Chatty Box speaking and listening skills

Mathematics

  • Number and place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Problem solving – money focus
  • Measure – length and money

PSHCE

  • Based on values of the week and this term’s topic
  • Individual targets
  • How to recognise feeling unsafe/who would you go to
  • Group work, circle time, free choice activities and one-to-one work

Topic

  • Science: Evolution and Inheritance – fossils/dinosaurs/adaptation
  • Humanities: locational knowledge: locate the UK, name capital cities/begin to locate continents and oceans on a world map
  • Art/DT: textiles/form – use materials creatively to design and make e.g. dinosaur eggs, fossils/skeletons/3D designs
  • French: greetings, introductions, colours, numbers and family
  • 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
  • RE: weekly sessions with Ali Mills
  • Carousel activities: cookery (1st half term); forest school and animal care (both 2nd half-term)