Term 2 is always a busy term in the Owls and this year is no different! We will start the term off with a quick mini topic linked to seasonal changes. We will be thinking about what changes happen during Autumn. This forms part of our Science learning in Year 1 and we will revisit this topic throughout the year as the seasons change. Our next area of focus will be History based as we carry out learning linked to Remembrance. We will start by answering the question "Why do we celebrate Bonfire Night?" before moving onto answering our next enquiry question "Why do we wear poppies at this time?" Throughout this topic we will be developing our skills as History detectives by asking and answering questions about different historical sources. As we reach the end of term, we will also be thinking about Christmas in R.E. and doing lots of Christmas crafts and activities.
In our Maths learning this term we will be looking at partitioning the numbers up to 10 using a part whole model and we will look at addition and subtraction using these numbers.
In English, we start off by writing senses poems with an Autumn and Bonfire Night theme and then we will then begin a story writing unit using the picture book The Train Ride as a stimulus. We will build up the story together using the FANTASTICS to help us to write descriptive sentences then we will finish by writing our own story about a hot air balloon ride.
Wow! This promises to be a great term. I can't wait to get started!