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Beech Class have another busy half term ahead! For most of the English sessions this half term, we will be focusing on A Christmas Carol. In the first two weeks, we will be learning how to write reports using our knowledge of the human body obtained from our science topic. We will be developing vocabulary and extending simple sentences whilst also looking at speech. 

The reading challenge will continue throughout this half term while we look to build fluency, expression when reading and comprehension skills. Remember, if a child reads 3x per week they will gain 1 Dojo, 4x per week they will gain 2 Dojos, and 5x per week they will gain 3 Dojos.

In Mathematics, we will be moving on from number and place value and developing our addition and subtraction skills. We are progressing from fact families and number bonds to working with one and two-digit numbers. After this, we will be exploring multiplication and division and shape.

After finishing our Geography topic about ‘spatial sense’, this half term we will be introducing our first history topic of the year with ‘discovering history’. This is where we learn how people recorded past events and the importance of history. 

Our trip to Banham Zoo  links perfectly to our Science topic ‘Animals and their needs’. We will be visiting the discovery centre to learn about animal classification and diet. In the classroom, we will delve into this further and also compare how to look after different animals.

During RE sessions, we will be studying the religion ‘Judaism’ and focusing on the big question ‘Why is learning to do good deeds so important to Jewish people?’. We will be giving examples of how Jewish people might care for their world. We will also be describing how Jewish people welcome babies into their community and comparing this with the knowledge we have already obtained about Christianity.

In Art, we will be moving from ‘Colour’ to ‘Line’ where we will be studying artists such as Miro, Klee and Rembrandt. We will be exploring different ways to create lines and styles for effect.

The knowledge organisers at the bottom of the page show you more detail about these subjects.