This term our unit of inquiry is ‘Transport systems are created to meet our needs’. We will be following different lines of inquiry to help us discover:
- Which materials have properties suitable for different modes of transport?
- How has transport changed and which significant individuals have influenced this?
- Looking at Monet’s transport paintings, which techniques did he use in his art?
In English this term, our core text will be ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. We will start the term by make many predictions and asking many questions to develop and challenge their creativity in story writing. After reading the book in parts, we will use role play and hot seating to help us understand the thoughts and feelings of the characters in the book. After story mapping and retelling the story using actions, we will be adapting the story to create our very own version of ‘Lost and Found’. Throughout the term we will also be looking at and reading other texts by Oliver Jeffers, as well as studying ‘Mrs Armitage on Wheels’ by Quentin Blake.
In maths, for the first part of this term, we will be developing our understanding of the place value of numbers. We will begin by representing numbers using the dienes to show the tens and ones, we will be using these to help us identify one more and one less and then we will order and compare numbers. In addition, we will be practising counting in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s. Further on in the term, we will explore measurement. We will begin by looking at length and height and then we will develop our knowledge and understanding of measurement by weight and volume.