We have called our topic this term ‘From the Tiny Ant’. We will start by learning about mini beasts, moving onto bigger animals before finding out about sea creatures. We will be guided by the children’s interests in the topic and stories and activities will be selected based on this.
To start our topic, we will be reading one of the children’s favourite stories by Eric Carle called the ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’. Through this topic we will learn about healthy eating and healthy choices, the life cycle of a caterpillar as well as writing our own version of the story. We will also be planting flowers to encourage butterflies into visit our garden. We are looking forward to our trip to Jimmy’s Farm where we will go into the butterfly house and see a whole selection of beautiful butterflies!
As we progress through our topic we will read another story by Eric Carle including The Bad Tempered Ladybird and other stories about mini-beasts.
Once the weather improves, we will be off hunting for mini beasts in our school grounds. We can’t wait to see what is living there!
In the second half of the summer term, we will be learning about the sea side and what creatures live in the water. We will enjoy creating our own ‘Under the Sea’ area and reading stories and poems about the sea side. We intend to round off our topic with a visit to the beach! Fingers crossed for the sunshine!
Parents will be invited in to class on Wednesday afternoons (your child will bring home the dates) and keep checking Tapestry to see what learning your child is getting up to in school.
P.E. is now on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please could you ensure your child’s hair is tied back and earrings are removed.
We are looking forward to a busy and exciting Summer Term in Year R!