This half term we will be 'Here We Are: Notes for living on Planet Earth' by Oliver Jeffers.
A lovely story about the many amazing features of our planet.
We are moving on to looking at the poem 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rosen.
Watch the video below to see him perform his poem.
In Literacy this half term we will be continuing with 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' by Beatrix Potter, exploring the use of language and developing our retrieval skills.
We will later move onto the following texts during the half term:
Our writing focus for this half term will be, writing recounts based on personal experiences, poetry, instructional writing and creating stories with familiar settings.
This half term in Literacy, we will be looking at the poem 'The Owl and the Pussy-Cat' by Edward Lear, exploring the language used and even making up our own nonsense words.
Alongside this, we will be writing instructions, exploring poems, writing informal letters and recounts from personal experiences.
Our new text focus is The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. Below is a link if you would like to listen to some of her stories at home.
So far in our reading lessons this half term we have been we have been using the book, 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak. We have been exploring word choices, sequencing events and using inference.
In our writing lessons this half term, we have focused on describing story settings and writing poetry, using adjective linked to our five senses.
In Literacy this half term we are using the books 'Handa's Surprise' by
Eileen Browne and 'Diary of a Wombat' by Jackie French. We are exploring adjectives and verbs, as well as the connection to continents, countries and the animals that live there.
We are then moving onto looking at non-fiction texts about some of the magnificent animals from across the seven continents. We are exploring the features of non-fiction texts, having a go at writing a fact file of our own about tigers and then writing about some of the other animals we enjoy reading about!
5th October 2021
After reading 'Diary of a Wombat', and finding out some interesting facts about them (such as they shape their poo into cubes so that the poo does not roll away and other animals then invade their territory), we created our own dens and became wombats!
Literacy 11th October
We have been writing a fact file about tigers! Did you know that tigers are very good swimmers? And they have striped skin as well as striped fur?
We then transformed into tigers and made our own habitats.