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.
Year 1 and 2 Topic
Caerau primary school high standards solid foundations