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This half term we are excited to be beginning with a beautifully illustrated picture book called The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein. The story is set during the Stone Age and follows the journey of a young boy who creates the first cave drawing. We will be visiting his cave and then writing a letter to tell you all about it!

 

We will then be moving onto creating our own version of the traditional tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children will explore the setting and characters through drama and will then be challenged to imagine their own. We can't wait to see what they come up with!

 

Phonics will continue to be taught daily following Letters and Sounds. The children are given daily opportunities to apply this in reading and writing activities.

Maths

 

 

In maths this half term, we continue to focus upon place value, addition and subtraction within 20 and measure (mass). We will focus upon counting on and back within 30, reading and writing numbers, partitioning 2 digit numbers to 20 and adding and subtracting by holding numbers in our head and counting on for addition and back for subtraction.

 

Any additional work you can do to support your child reading and writing numbers would be greatly appreciated.

 

Topic

 

 

 

 

Our topic this term is 'Clues from the Past'. The children are asking questions to investigate Prehistoric times and the ways in which we find out about the past. We will explore these periods of history: the time of the dinosaurs, the Ice Age, the Stone Age, the Iron Age and the Bronze Age. They will explore these periods in creative ways, for example: delving into dinosaur poo, becoming a cave man and trying to save their Celtic village. Look out for pictures posted on Twitter.

 

The questions we will answer are: 

  • What can artefacts tell us?
  • What do we know about dinosaurs?
  • How do we know what dinosaurs ate?
  • What was it like during the Ice Age?
  • What other animals lived during the ice age?
  • How did stone age people live?
  • What can we discover from cave art?
  • What does Stonehenge tell us about the past?
  • How can we find out about the lives of bronze age people?
  • How can we keep our village safe?

 

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