For 2020-2021 we will be working on 7 topics across the year.
Our topics link with our whole school themes.
Hello - Do you like Ketchup on your Cornflakes?
During this brief 2 week topic we will be finding out about and settling into our new 'big school' lives. We will be making friends, becoming familiar with our surroundings and will be settling into school routines.
We Are Conservationist - Me and My World
During this topic we will be learning about ourselves and each other.
We might be looking at locations and our local area, we could be finding out about our families, our likes and our dislikes. We could find out about who or what lives in each others homes. We might even start to find out about how our bodies work.
We Are Voyagers - Let's Celebrate
During this topic we will be finding out about celebrations and parties as we travel around the world. We will find out about Halloween, Guy Fawkes, Remembrance, Diwali, Hanukah, Advent, Christmas, New Year, Advent, Chinese New Year. and how birthdays are celebrated.
We will be looking at customs and traditions, making links to our own celebrations and looking for similarities.
We will have lots of parties with our friends, including a Halloween celebration, a Christmas Party with our families and a Chinese Banquet.
We will think about Remembrance and could go to visit the War Memorial.
We Are Citizens - A World of Once Upon A Time
We will be looking closely at fairy tales and story settings for this topic as we explore a whole world of Once Upon a Time. We will be comparing traditional and modern versions of some of the more familiar stories and will be developing our own use of story language..
We will be using story book language and could visit the Library.
During this topic we will be having our own World Book Week - which will coincide with World Book Day
We Are Explorers - In The Garden
How do things grow? What lives beneath the soil? What is an insect?
These are some of the questions that we will be aiming to find an answer to as part of this topic.
We will be exploring plants and creatures who live in the garden.
During this topic we will have little visitors in the classroom and will be planting our own vegetables.
We Are Healthy - Food Glorious Food
We will be exploring foods from around the world, looking at popular dishes and their countries of origin.
We will be thinking about what we can do to keep ourselves healthy and how food choices can help us be healthy. We will be exploring treats and healthy snacks as we express likes and dislikes.
We might go to visit a restaurant or even have a chef in to help teach us.
We will go on adventures to the park and the seaside and have our own picnic - just like the lighthouse keeper in the story .
This is our final topic of the year, as we make our preparations to move into KS1. We will be getting to know our new teachers, we will be saying ' See you soon' to our current teachers and we will be preparing for our next adventure at school.