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Our Learning

Our topic question this half term is 'Can a lion live in my bedroom?' 

We will be looking at lots of different books, learning about animals and their habitats. Each week we will be focusing on a different type of animal and where they live, for example: farm animals, jungle animals, pets etc. From this, we will decide which animals could live in our house and which should live somewhere else. 

Literacy/Story of the week:
We will be using these books to develop the children’s vocabulary and speech by encouraging them to talk about what they can see in the book and what is happening in the story.

Phonics:
We will be continuing to learn Phase 1 of our Phonics programme, developing the children’s listening and speaking skills. We will also learn a letter sound each week from the Phase 2 programme and will support the children in hearing that sound in words.

Maths:
In maths we will be learning to talk about and explore 2D and 3D shapes using informal and mathematical language. We will then use this learning to help us select shapes appropriately: flat surfaces for building, a triangular prism for a roof etc. The children will then learn to combine shapes to make new ones - an arch, a bigger triangle etc. 

During the second half of the term, we will recap knowing that the last number reached when counting a small set of objects tells you how many there are in total ('cardinal principle'). This will then help us to compare quantities using language such as 'more than' and 'fewer than'. and solve real world mathematical problems with numbers up to 5.