Spring Term 4
Our Wonderful World
This term we are learning all about our wonderful world. We will be exploring the different continents and oceans and discovering how they are different to where we live. We will be discussing the different climates and weather from around the world and will be exploring how the seasons changing affects where we live. We will be thinking of ways we can look after our planet and the people and animals who live on it. Click on our area of learning below to find out more.
Spring Term 3
This term we are learning all about different animals around the world. We will be starting by looking at rainforest and jungle animals before looking at animals which live in the desert and under the sea. We will be working hard on our Level 3 phonics and tricky words this term to support our early writing. We will be spending lots of time outside in Rainbow Wood learning all about the mini-beasts which live out there. Please have a look at our overview below for more information about what we are learning this term.
Autumn Term 2
This term we are learning all about winter and Christmas. We will be taking part in lots of exciting activities, including making salt dough decorations and visiting Santa at West Midlands Safari Park. We will be learning all about the Christmas story and will even be retelling it in our own way. We will be learning about the North and South pole and the people and animals who live there. We will explore how ice is made and talking about how we can keep ourselves warm in the cold.
To learn more about what we will be learning this term, please click on our area of learning below.
Mitton Manor HQ!
Autumn Term 1
Our topic for this half term is Mitton Manor HQ! We will be looking at superheroes in stories and real life superheroes!
This term is all about settling in to life at Mitton Manor and learning how to be a part of the school community. We will be perfecting our class routines and developing our friendships. We will be taking part in our first whole school event 'The Harvest Festival'.
Have a look at our area of learning below to see more of what we are learning this term!
A letter from the Queen
In the summer term, we made and sent cards to the Queen to celebrate her platinum jubilee. The children used lots of craft materials to design a new crown for the Queen and wrote her a lovely message. We were so lucky to receive a card from the Queen and a letter from one of her ladies in waiting. We were so pleased to read that she loved our cards.
A Package from Lydia Monks
Recently, the children have discovered the value of illustration. They were particularly interested in Lydia Monk's illustrations in the What the Ladybird Heard collection. The children had a go at doing their own illustrations based on descriptions read to them and wanted us to share their work with Lydia Monks! To our surprise, she got back to us and sent us a fantastic package which included one of her brand, new books! Woohoo! Thank you, Lydia Monks.
A Letter from Sir David Attenborough
Back in May, Early Years wrote letters to Sir David Attenborough to wish him a happy birthday and tell him all about our PLANET EARLY YEARS topic.
Not long after, Miss Hopson received a handwritten response from Sir David Attenborough himself! The children were absolutely over the moon. We are so grateful that he took the time to write back to us. Thank you, Sir David Attenborough!
A Video Message from Hugh Jackman
The children in the class had been coming into school humming the Greatest Showman soundtracks and talking about the circus. So, we decided to create a 'Greatest Show' topic. The children became very interested in the song 'This is Me' and the meaning behind it. They were passionate that everyone should be treated the same. They also became very concerned about animals being used in the circus and decided to try and raise awareness and stop this from happening. After lots of hard work, the children put together a big show for the rest of the school and their parents. We tweeted Hugh Jackman to tell him about their hard work and grown up ideas and he sent the class a message.
Useful YouTube Links!
Below are some YouTube videos that we use at school to support our learning. We have lots of fun singing along and dancing to these songs, so you may have already heard your children humming these tunes!