Spring 2: What Are We Learning About in Mondrian Class?
Spring 2 Theme: 'Growing and Staying Healthy'
Below is a brief overview of weekly activities and diary dates
Week 1 & 2- Supertato stories! Growing seeds and vegetables
English- Crime scenes- speech bubbles, wanted posters, letters to 'Supertato and the Evil Pea!'
Maths- counting / lining up/ grouping peas! Matching quantities to numerals. Number bonds to 10.
Money- introducing coins- discuss, compare, order, role play 'buying' in green grocers
Creative- making 'supertatoes' and 'evil peas'.
painting vegetables and scenes from the Supertato stories
Fine motor- slicing / dicing potatoes, peeling / boiling and mashing potatoes
using tweezers/straws to pick up peas, drawing eyes, sorting and squishing peas!
Topic / Floor book focus- which vegetables can we grow outside?
PSHE- Healthy eating / planting vegetable seeds in our quad area.
Thursday 1st March- World Book Day- dress up as a character from their favourite story
Friday 2nd March- Parent Open Morning- Reading Focus
Parents are welcome to come into class to observe a shared reading session, based around the theme of 'the Gruffalo' story
Week 3 & 4- Julia Donaldson stories. What grows in the woods?
English- Share, compare and act out Julia Donaldson stories
Write labels, words and Julia Donaldson helicopter stories
Maths- Gruffalo addition and subtraction. Using a number line to find more/less.
Creative- Gruffalo related craft activities
Fine motor skills- cutting and sticking, lacing / threading
Topic/Floor book focus- what can we find (growing) in Lawson's woods?
Thursday 8th March- 'Skip for life' session in hall.
Week 4 & 5- Baby Animals / Easter story. What do baby animals need to grow?
English- Sharing animal stories and information books
Write about baby animals and the Easter story
Maths- Learning about time and direction.
Creative/Fine motor skills- Easter related crafts
Topic/Floor book focus- How / what do baby animals need to grow?
Friday 23rd March- visit to Boston Park Farm
Daily Phonics Sessions- (See new green phonics books and sound/word mats at back)
Practise recognition and recall of Phase 2 and 3 graphemes.
Practise reading and spelling High Frequency words and sentences. Practise writing sentences.
Give the sound when shown any phase 2 or 3 grapheme
Find any phase 2 or phase 3 grapheme, from a display, when given the sound
Be able to blend and read words containing adjacent consonants
Be able to segment and spell words containing adjacent consonants
Read words some, one, said, come, do, so, were, when, have, there, out, like, little, what
Spell the tricky words he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, her, they, all, are
Write each letter usually correctly.