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Teacher - Shells Jen Armstrong
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Autumn Term 2 2020BookEnglishMaths and ArtScience and Art
Week 1Noisy Farmphonics listening games (farm animals) different sizes of circlesgrouping natural materials by colour or shape, making a bonfire sculpture
Week 2Noisy Farmrepetitive phrasespositioning of circles; circles outsidegrouping materials by their use, making circles
Week 3Dear Zoomaking predictionssquares and the number 4exploring properties of different materials, e.g. tearable
Week 4Dear Zoophonics listening games (zoo animals)rectangles – drawing our own for a lift the flap bookexploring properties of different materials, e.g. waterproof
Week 5Animal Rhymes rhyming wordstriangles and repeating patternsmaking own sculptures
Week 6Dear Santawriting for our own lift the flap bookmaking and illustrating our own lift the flap bookmaking wrapping paper
Week 7Dear Santawriting for our own lift the flap bookmaking and illustrating our own lift the flap bookmaking wrapping paper
To support your child at home, you could: • Go on a nature walk and collect natural objects • Sort objects by colour, shape, size • Use positional language to play games, such as jump on top of the leaves, put the pencil under the table • Read their individual reading book and their chosen library book • Play listening games – who can be the first to hear 5 different sounds? • Read some Rod Campbell books together • Look at Kandinsky and Goldsworthy art websites Books – all by author Rod Campbell Each fortnight we will read together a book by Rod Campbell, which will inspire our phonics, and our writing. The reading focus is on repetitive phrases and predictions. We will also use the animals in the books as our yoga poses during PE. Maths inspired by Kandinsky Each fortnight we will explore a different 2D shape, and create either a piece of art or a lift the flap page for a book. We will be looking at sizes of shapes and positions of shapes, using positional language. Science and art – inspired by Andy Goldsworthy We will be focussing upon finding materials and grouping them in different ways, including by what material they are made from. We will use the materials to create sculptures in spired by Andy Goldsworthy, focussing on texture and shapes.