The main focus of our work during the spring term is Barnaby Bear and his adventures and experiences when he visits Brazil. We will be engaged in the following activities in each subject area…

• Geography – Investigating journeys to Brazil, using simple maps, comparing daily lives and homes of children in the UK and Brazil, introduction to deforestation
• Science – Rainforest plants and animals, investigating the conditions required for plant growth
• Design and Technology – Designing and making modes of transport and carnival masks
• Art – Observational drawings of plants, animals and Brazilian landscapes
• Music – Brazilian music – pulse and rhythm
• ICT- Using the internet to research, developing word processing skills
• R.E. – Stories from the Bible, Easter
• PSHE – Going for Goals, Good to be me! The rights of the child
• PE – Multi skills and tennis
• French – Greetings, introductions, counting

In Literacy, we will be focussing on stories about fantasy worlds, poetry, information texts and writing instructions. In Numeracy, we will be counting, partitioning numbers and learning number facts. We will be appreciating and understanding shape and measures, handling data and looking at time. We are aiming to develop confidence when solving problems including addition, subtraction and simple multiplication and division.

• Reading books will continue to be changed each Tuesday
• Home activities continue to be given each Friday
• P.E. sessions – Wednesday and tennis coaching on a Friday
• Library session each Friday
• ICT sessions – Tuesday and Wednesday
• Barnaby Bear will be visiting every child’s home this term

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to catch us in the playground on a morning or any evening.

Mrs Holden & Mrs Gamble

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