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Term 4

Our topic this term is:

Brilliant Buildings!

This is very much a geography based unit.  We will be using compass points, map skills and considering the use of different buildings.  In the beginning of March we will be taking part in an architect workshop to work collaboratively to 'build big'. 

Our role play has become a toy museum, and is full of lots of vintage toys. The children are going to be curators, guides and visitors and are already enjoying exploring and finding out about the artefacts.

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Can you tell what these buildings are used for? Where in the world would you find them? Who might use them?

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In Numeracy we will be looking at three main areas of understanding during the term. These are:

Numbers and place value
Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing

Shape, position and direction

The children will continue to explore each of these areas in a physical way before we ask them to record anything. We will be building on the understanding and knowledge that children have of these concepts from terms one and two to increase and embed their skills in each area. Multiplication and division are newer skills and we will be reviewing and deepening these with physical objects and visual representations to support the children.

In Literacy we are focussing on non-fiction writing, and will be writing reports and persuasive texts. We are going to introduce and explore story-boards as an aid to writing. Our fiction book is The Three Little Wolves, and the Big Bad Pig. This clever twist on an old tale will help us look at perspective, and characters.

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