If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a BIG surprise!
Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady-eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints. . . animal or imp? you decide!
Deciduous or evergreen? What can you find? Can you match a leaf to its tree? Can you match a petal to its flower?
Let's build a den, stick by stick and branch by branch. Or we could make a teeny tiny home for a woodland fairy!
Then let's party down in the woods, with Mr Fox and all his woodland friends. We'd better not get lost. . . let's not leave a trail of conkers as we go!
At last it's time to rest by the woodland fire, listening to stories and toasting our sweet, gooey marshmallows. Yum, yum!
What we are going to cover.
We are going to make a list of woodland safety rules, pointing out things that shouldn't be touched or eaten, keeping calm and looking out for hazards.
We will go for a walk up to the market garden and observe bird life. Count how many birds we see and what types they are.
In P.E. we are going to play 'Owl's a hunting!', which we will pretend to be little mice, scampering around when they hear the noise of the owls. so the mice freeze.
Draw and write to make a mini book about their favourite woodland animals.
Read the names of wild flowers and describe and talk about what they see about the features of the flowers. We are also going to paint a picture of a woodland creature.
In maths we are going to measure the circumference of a tree, using non standard measures to compare sizes of different trees, including string, hands and blocks, Also making comparisons fair by measuring each tree at the same height.
In ICT we will write a letter to Mr Fox in reply to an invitation.
We will make a home for a magical creature such as a woodland fairy or imp, by using natural materials.
We will create a poster of how to stay safe making a woodland campfire. Also match animals to their homes and write about their findings.
Taken from Cornerstones Curriculum Step in time to the beat: 1,2,3,4 let's make sounds high and low. That sound is loud! That one's quiet... Ssshhh, listen up! What can you hear? There are sounds like around. What's making each one? Name all the instruments in the band and be part of a 'body orchestra'. Pat your knees, clap your hands, tap your feet, let's move to the beat.
Now March up the hill with the Grand Old Duke of York, beating your drum or shaking your shaker.
What we covered this half term
We spoke about Bonfire night and why we celebrate it. We learned about the story of 'The Gunpowder Plot' and recorded our explanation using Shadow Puppet app.
We listened to and recorded our own explanation of how to make a balloon drum. We followed the instructions and made our own balloon drum. We wrote a piece of explanation writing of how we made a balloon drum.
We made musical instruments, we used the explain everything app to record our explanation of how we made them.
We explored making sounds outside using different sticks to beat and bang on different materials and objects. We recorded our sound walk. Then we listened to our video and created a sound map, deciding whether each sound we made was a good or bad sound.
In P.E. We watched footage of 'Trooping the Colour' and we practised marching forwards, backwards and side wards to bagpipes and drums. We listened to a range of instruments and decided if they made a high or low sound, we moved around the room and had to freeze in high or low positions depending on the instrument used.
Taken from Cornerstones Curriculum Can you remember being small? Being a baby and and learning to crawl? Do you recall a favourite toy, maybe a teddy bear or a best loved-book?
Look back at family photos of special occasions, perhaps holiday or a birthday or two. Remember a wedding, or a christening and find a funny photo of your parents when they were young.
Make a special box, a memory box to keep special things. In years to come you can revisit them and remember how you looked when you were young. Memories are special ... Let's make some more!
What we covered this half term
In this topic we looked at healthy and unhealthy foods, we also made healthy sandwiches.
We sequenced and wrote about the human life cycle, what babies, children, parents and grandparents can do.
We spoke about special occasions like birthdays, weddings, christmas and more. We wrote about what makes our birthday special. We played memory games with birthday items. We had to order months of the year and write which month our birthday is in.
We brought in photographs of ourselves and had to copy them to paint a picture.
We used our senses to try baby foods, smell baby products, listen to baby objects and feel baby objects.
We did some work for harvest, creating harvest patterns, playing a harvest crop memory game and we painted harvest pictures.
We brought in our teddy bears from home and made marmalade on toast, we used our senses to describe it. We also wrote about special memories that we have with our teddy bears.
In P.E. we completed obstacle courses and practised moving like babies, toddlers, parents and grandparents. We also played some traditional games from everyone's childhood... Hot Potato, Blind Man's Buff and Hoops.
Year 1 and 2 Topic
Caerau primary school high standards solid foundations