Children will learn about numbers to 20, addition and subtraction within 20, shape and pattern and length and height. They will do this using lots of different equipment including cubes, counters and base 10. They will also use models such as tens frames and part-whole models and be encouraged to solve problems through jottings and pictures.
If you would like help in supporting your child in maths, please take a look at our handy ‘Calculating in KS1’ guide.
Much of the children’s writing this half term will be closely linked to their Science work about seasons. The children will write Autumn poems and a snowy adventure story. Towards the end of the term and as part of their DT work, children will write instructions about how to make a snow globe.
At this point in the year, we are encouraging children to think of their own sentences, start each sentence with a capital letter, make good attempts at spelling using their phonic knowledge and end each sentence with a full stop. Some children will be developing their writing by using ‘and’ to extend their sentences.
This term’s focus in Science is Autumn and Winter. The children will explore the characteristics of each season, particularly the weather. Children will also learn about the change in length of day during Autumn and Winter.
Part of this learning will involve a trip to Rothwell Park to look for the signs of Autumn.
Learning will focus on the continent of Antarctica as well as the North and South Poles. Children will identify the location of these places on a map/globe and learn about the equator. They will find out about the climate in different countries and link this to their understanding of the equator and northern/southern hemispheres.
Children’s Science work will link closely to Geography this half term. They will talk about human and physical features during their trip to Rothwell park. They will also consider the climate in our local area and the impact that the seasons have on daily weather patterns.
Children will learn about what it means to be an explorer and some of the key dates and events linked to Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to the South Pole. They will learn about the differences between polar exploration now and in the past. Children will find out that Captain Scott kept a diary which helps to tell us about things that happened in the past.
Children will use a variety of skills including cutting and sticking to make a snow globe that they have designed. Once made, they will evaluate their product and suggest ways that it could be improved or adapted.
Children will use their computing skills to make their snow globe. They will use a search engine to find an image for inside the snow globe. This image will be inserted into a Word documnet. After changing the size of the image, children will add text in a font, sizeand colour of their choice. They will save their document and re-open it when they are ready to print.