Spring Term Planning 2022
This week we found an unexpected chest on our carpet area full of interesting clues such as a message in a bottle, a telescope and coins! This got us all thinking carefully about who the items might belong to and what they might be used for. Hiding at the bottom of the box, we found a book called ‘The Night Pirates’ which explained this mystery to us. Now we know that we will be learning all about pirates during the Spring term. We have begun to wonder already whether all boys are boys just like in the story…
The children in Year one are already so excited about the launch to our new Spring topic – A pirate’s life for me and have relished the opportunity to take on the role of many of the characters in the story that we have read.
As writers, we will use this story to firstly create a pirate wanted poster to inform others of the whereabouts of a pirate bandit. Secondly, we will write instructions to advise others on how to make a trusty pirate pet parrot.
During the last week of term, we plan to use our textile skills to make our very own pirate flag to use on a boat. We will investigate which types of thread are most effective when sewing and we will begin to sort materials that we could use.
As Scientists, we will explore different types of weathers and learn more about the seasons. We will observe closely the cherry tree on the playground to see how it changes over time.
We cannot wait to welcome Reverend Nikki into school to launch our RE topic- symbols. She will teach us all about the importance of symbolic items found in special places of worship and how these are connected to their beliefs about god. We will write a letter to advise others of what we have learnt from our guest speaker and design our own stain glass windows to showcase our own special places. Our ICT units this term will be animated stories and coding.
In PHSE, our next topic is titled ‘Dreams and Goals’. Firstly, we will reflect on our own treasure chest of successes. Next, we will begin to think about any potential barriers that might prevent us from achieving them. We will explore different ways to work effectively as a team to tackle new and tricky challenges.
In Geography, we will learn the names of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and use positional language to identify direction such as north and south. We learn about the flag of the United Kingdom and recall the seas which surround the country.
Keep a look out on our Twitter page for a closer look at the work we complete as the term unfold.