TERM 4
Mon, 24th Feb 2020 - Wed, 1st Apr 2020

Our term's topic is TERM 4

TERM 4 MEDIUM TERM PLAN – “OUR WORLD” – 24th February to 1 April 2020.

Last term some of the children noticed the plants changing in our garden and in the wider area, so our topic this term is Our World.  We will be talking about aspects of our world and learning how we can look after it, especially our outside area where we will be learning how to plant seeds such as strawberries and potatoes, nurture them and watch them grow. The children can look for bugs and study them with our magnifying glasses. They will also go on a walk around the field to listen to nature and the environment and record their findings.

The children will be playing a sound game where they will have to listen and identify a variety of everyday sounds. They will learn that words are made up of rhythms and learn about beats within sounds.  We play a game called Ready Steady Stop, where the children have to listen to the music and follow instructions. This all forms part of our pre-phonics work.

They will be discovering colour by playing our caterpillar game, as well as mixing coloured paints on Butterflies, to create different colours.  We will be using vegetable prints to recreate the Hungry Caterpillar story for our display.  The children’s work will be on display, so please come in and take a look at their wonderful designs.

We will be having a special visit to the local fire station, where the children will learn interesting facts about how Fireman help us.  We will also be looking at other people who help us e.g.: Doctor, Nurse, Lollypop lady, Police etc. and talk about Stranger Danger. Our role play corner will be changed into a vets where the children can look after our cuddly toy animals and help to diagnose and treat them.

We have a number of celebrations this term – including St. David’s day, Shrove Tuesday (with a pancake race), St. Patrick’s Day, Sport Relief, Mother’s Day and Easter.  The children will be talking about their special Mummy’s, Nanny’s etc. and learn a song to sing to them, on their special day.  Easter will be celebrated towards the end of term; we will be going on an Easter egg hunt and make individual Easter nest and cards.  The children will be singing the hot cross bun song and learning about quantity and the numbers 1 to 5.

We are pleased to confirm our visits to forest school will also be resuming, dates will be confirmed.

DATES FOR DIARY:

5th March – World Book Day – Dress up as Favourite Character
13th March – Sport relief, dress up in sports wear and bring £1 for the charity.
24th March – Fire station visit (parent helpers required, more info to follow)
30th March - Easter raffle draw
Last week of term – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt