Welcome back! Mr Walter and I are excited about the coming year in Nurture. We have really missed those that are returning to us and are looking forward to getting to know our new superheroes.
This half term we are going to be looking at the book 'Iggy Peck, Architect' written by Andrea Beaty. It tells the story of Iggy who has been building fabulous creations since he was two. His parents are proud of their son, though sometimes surprised by some of Iggy's more inventive creations (like the tower he built out of used nappies).
The children will be creating fact files using labelling and captions. They will also be making character comparisons which will include both thought and speech bubbles.
In maths, children will be comparing numbers using their place-value knowledge and they will go back through number bonds. They will be exploring numbers to see patterns within 100. We will also look at addition and subtraction using number bond diagrams as well as the standard column method.
Across the wider curriculum, we will be exploring materials and their properties. The children will create their own scientific investigations and will discover which materials are waterproof, absorbent, mouldable etc. We also be making comparisons between our local area and Kodiak, a small town in Alaska. The children will be learning about internet safety in computing and we will learn about celebrations across the world in R.E.
Within our PHSE sessions, our focus will be 'Being me in the World', the children will be making their own personal goals and thinking about creating the right environment to learn within. We will also be looking at mental health and will practice yoga and mindfulness each week.
As you can see, a busy start to the new year for our superheroes.
Please feel free to contact either myself or Mr Walter via Parentmail or the office if you would like any further information or need to speak with us.