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Term 3 Topic

Happy New Year!

I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas break.


What are we learning about this term?


Our topic is Transport – ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’.


English: The Literacy Tree

Year R

‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia Donaldson and Joel Stewart

‘Little Red’ by Lynn and David Roberts

‘Anansi’ by Gerald Mcdermott


Year 1

‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon

‘The Odd Egg’ by Emily Gravett

‘Naughty Bus’ by Jan and Jerry Oke



Year R

Subtraction, money, doubling, halving and sharing, distance, creating and describing patterns and ordering numbers.


Year 1

Division, place value to 100, length, height and shape.


Science: Materials and their properties and floating and sinking.


History: The history of the train, flight, great women who changed the world - Amelia Earhart, the history of the charabanc and the history of the car.


Religious Education: Judaism – How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?


Art: Painting, mosaic making, collage, jewellery making, junk modelling and looking at the life and work of Henri Matisse.


Music: Identifying instruments, composing and performing using symbols and learning Transport songs.


Personal, Social, and Health Education: Jigsaw Scheme – ‘Dreams and Goals’.


Physical Education: Multi-skills and floor work in gymnastics.


Design and Technology: Investigating and exploring hot air balloons and designing and making a paper mache hot air balloon.


Computing: Designing a vehicle and logo.


Please could your child bring in toy vehicles to share and talk about?


If you have any old toy vehicles for the children to enjoy looking at and comparing with their new toy vehicles, I would be very grateful if you could bring them into the classroom.


Thank you very much.