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Autumn 1 2020

 

Welcome back everyone! This term our topic is called 'What Makes Beeston Brilliant?' In writing we will be creating a treasure map and then writing instructions about how to find the gold. We are then hoping to visit Wollaton Hall and Deer Park as a mini-experience, which we will then write a recount about. Finally, as winter draws in and Halloween grows closer, we will be reading the terrifying story of Funnybones and re-writing it with a Beeston-themed twist.

 

In reading we are currently using decodable books which run along side our daily phonics lessons. Children will also have a different reading book sent home with them. As well as reading the text, children are encouraged to answer comprehension questions about what is happening in the story too.

Spring term 2020

 

Our new topic is called 'Would a penguin wear a jumper?'. This topic is predominantly science based, initially focused on materials, then moving on to animals. Whilst we investigate materials in science, we will be reading The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and writing a diary from the wolf's point of view about what happened on that fateful day. 

When we move onto animals in science, we will be reading extracts from a lovely non-fiction book called An Anthology of Intriguing Animals in English. We will also be learning about how to write an effective non-fiction text ourselves using the information we learn in science.

After half-term, we will continue to study animals whilst reading Meerkat Mail and Alan's Big Scary Teeth. Rodney and Derek may also be paying us a visit!