For 2021 - 2022 we will be working on 7 topics across the year.
Our topics link with our whole school themes.
Each of our topics is an outline, however the learning will be led by the interests of the children.
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 Invaders - Here We Are!
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 Time Travellers - Time for a Party?
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 Investigators - Open The Cover - What Happens Inside?
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 Environmentalists - 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 International - Around the World in 35 days
We will be exploring countries around the world, finding out about the weather, the location, flags and landmarks. We will spend time finding out about some foods from the chosen countries.
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.
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.