Street Detectives!

Our topic this half term is, Street Detectives!

This way or that way? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down by the playing fields? Let’s learn about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to your local school or maybe they worked in a baker’s shop?

Make maps and plans of the streets around us, planning our routes. What can you see? What can we find? Whereabouts do you live? Do you know your address?

Literacy

In literacy this term we will be using a book called “Little Answer” as a stimulus for practising our reading and writing skills. We will focus on vocabulary, punctuation and grammar in a rich context. This text offers young readers an engaging stimulus for creative response to text, a model for their own story writing with a focus on dialogue and stimulus for both fiction and non-fiction writing. The text also offers opportunities to explore kindness, helpfulness and how to behave toward each other when we are feeling lost or lonely.

Maths: Effective maths

In Maths this half term we are learning to:

  • Count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Recall our 10 and 5 times tables
  • Multiply
  • Divide

Science: We will be investigating and comparing everyday materials and their uses. We will be working scientifically as well as identifying plant in the local area.

Art:  We will be looking at famous local artists as well as creating our own art based on the local area.

DT: We will be baking, sign making and designing buildings.

Computing: We will be using iPads and computers to research.

Geography: We will be investigating physical and human features of the local area as well as looking at maps and aerial photographs.

P.E: We will be taking part in multiskills with an external PE coach.

R.E: We will be continuing with our topic, belonging.

History: We will be looking at significant people, places and events in the local area.