To celebrate the many amazing seasonal changes that the next few months have to offer, our new theme of learning for the Spring Term is ‘Snowfall to Snowdrops’. I am hoping that the children will get to experience some snow before the first signs of spring start to make an appearance towards the end of the term!
In keeping with our theme, we will be learning all about plants and trees in Science alongside continuing to monitor the seasonal changes. This topic will involve spending lots of time outside in our school grounds and the occasional visit to Mercer Park. After February half-term, we will be transforming the area outside our classroom into our very own garden and hopefully growing some plants, fruits and vegetables!
In Geography, we will be learning all about what it is like in Antarctica where Shivers the penguin lives and comparing this to where we live. On Monday 10th February 2020, Willow Class will have the opportunity to experience Antarctica for themselves as we tackle our Arctic Expedition at Chill Factore.
In History we are investigating how children’s toys have changed during the past 150 years. This takes us back to the Victorian Era and links with our previous terms learning.
Our first few weeks of English lessons will be focusing on Traditional Tales then moving on to ‘Traditional Tales With A Twist’. After lots of time enjoying books, acting out the stories and studying the characters, the children will be writing their own Twisted Traditional Tale. Following the half term holiday, we will be moving on to Fantasy Stories and report writing.
Our artist for Spring Term is David Hockney and we will be creating some art work inspired by him after February half-term. We will also be creating moving cards and sock puppets as part of our Design Technology topic.
Below you will find lots of information that you will find useful about the topics we are focusing on in class, information about spellings and homework and some useful websites that your children can go on at home to practise various skills.