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Term 3


This term, our class text is Paddington by Michael Bond. After the Christmas holiday, the children were excited to find Paddington in the classroom! We made predictions about why Paddington might be here. Luckily, he came with a book, so we could find out all about him! So far, we have been getting to know the story, making sure we know what happens and what order the events in the story happen in. We have also used drama to act out parts of the story. Later on in the term, we will be looking at letter-writing, and we will be writing a letter to Mrs Martin to describe Paddington.


In Maths, we are learning about place value to 20. We have been learning that two-digit numbers are made up of tens and ones, and we have been representing numbers using manipulatives, such as Numicon and bead strings. We have also been identifying one more and one less. Later on in the term, we will be learning to double numbers and we will do more addition and subtraction.


Our focus in Project this term is 'What is our country like?' We have found out that we live in the UK and we have used maps and atlases to identify the UK. We will also be identifying and describing landmarks of the UK.


In Art, we are working on our drawing skills, using different drawing implements. So far, we have been evaluating famous portraits and self-portraits and we will be working up to producing a portrait of our own.


In DT, we will be making a moving picture of Paddington, using pushes and pulls.


Our first RE topic this term is 'Special Meals'. We started off the term by thinking about special and important meals we have had. The children identified Christmas Dinner as one of their most special meals. They also talked about birthday meals and weddings. We then learned about Jesus and the Last Supper, and how the Eucharist helps people to remember Jesus.