This half term, we will be learning all about the continent Australasia - looking at both Australia and New Zealand. We'll find out where they are on the globe before focusing closely on their seaside towns and comparing them with British seasides. We'll look at well-known cities and compare them to the cities we have previously learned about as well as focusing on animals that are native to that part of the world focusing on marsupials, sea life and birds.
In Maths, we'll begin by learning about measuring height, width and length using cm and m before applying our addition and subtraction skills to solve problems involving this unit of measurement. We will still be focusing on our telling the time work alongside other maths topics this half term. We'll then revisit exploring 2D and 3D shapes - learning how to draw shapes accurately and identify their properties before comparing shapes. This will also help to consolidate understanding of fractions.
In Literacy we'll begin by looking at performance poetry and polishing up our performance skills! We'll then move on to writing an adventure story based on Mungo's Picture Book Pirates! We're really working on improving our vocabulary and are looking to write adventure stories with adventurous vocabulary!
We have an extremely busy term with lots of themed weeks; week three of this term is health and sports week where we'll be taking part in a range of activities from yoga, dancing and healthy cooking and week four is diversity week where we'll be celebrating differences!
We are also planning to take the classes on a trip to the beach (weather dependent) this term and more information about this will shortly follow.