The theme this term is 'Hands around the World'. The children have decided they would like to look at different countries and continents around the world. We started looking at Antarctica and researched what animals live there and how they survive. The children enjoyed making fact files about the animals and looking at information text about how the animals adapt to the extreme weather conditions. We made paintings of the animals using different shades of colour. We have now started looking at China as part of celebrating Chinese New Year, we have enjoyed hearing the traditional Chinese story of Nian and the story of the zodiac. We are currently learning about Egypt.
The theme this term is flight. The children have been participating in planning and discussing what they already know about flight and what they want to find out. To start the topic the children have decided they would like to learn about butterflies. To provide authentic learning experiences for the children we have caterpillars in class, the children are enjoying looking after them and observing how they change day to day. We are really excited to see them turn into butterflies.