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Spring Term 2020


Our new topic will be called Growth and Green Fingers.

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Here is a little insight in to some of the things we shall be covering next term.


Poems on a Theme -Read and discuss range of poems. Thinking about their experiences at Christmas to create a sense poem. Also create an acrostic poem about gifts.

Traditional rhymes-Children to read and join in with a range of traditional rhymes, Mary, Mary (Lit2go), BBC school radio website. Write a simple poem based on Humpty Dumpty.

Classic stories -Children read and discuss stories - The Enormous turnip, Oliver’s Vegetables, Oliver’s fruit salad. Use these and innovate characters and setting to create their own stories.

Instructions-Listen to a range of instructions. - making cress heads ,growing a bean plant (Great Grub Club), Recipes - link to DT food technology


Observational drawings and paintings developed into printmaking. Create large art work. Printing of simple plant or flower motifs.   Look at work of several artists—Monet, O’Keefe, Rousseau.

DT Food - preparing and combining foods. Design, make and evaluate a fruit salad. Think about different fruits, find out where they grow and use senses to evaluate them. 


Plants - basic structure and observing growth over time. Nature and field journals - observations over time of seasonal changes, plants, weather and length of day. Nature table for children to bring in things they have found. Nature walk to look at changes in the environment.

 Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.  Make a class book for some visiting friendly aliens who don’t know who live on a rock and soil planet. Children provide photos, examples etc. to send to the alien. Growing their own plants and observing how they grow. Think about different parts of a plant and what their function is.

Investigations—what does each part of the plant do? What do plants need to grow?