Topic

This term our class topic is, ‘Wonderful Weather’ and the children will be learning about weather where we live as well as in other countries and what their climates are like, how the weather affects us, extreme weather and much more. Every opportunity is taken to make sure the termly topic is embedded in everything we do and all of our subjects. In English, we will be exploring the ‘Percy Park Keeper’ stories, beginning with a snowy theme and the story ‘One Snowy Night’. We will explore the winter season and what the weather is like during this time. After, we will move on to the rainy season with the story ‘After the Storm’. In Science we will be making rain gauges and measuring rainfall, for Design and Technology we will create rain sticks and in Music, we’ll be creating a storm with different instruments. Towards the end of the term, we will think about the summer season and explore the story ‘The Rescue Party’. We will be learning about shadows and day length in Science, as well as how hot it can get in a country different to our own. We will summarise the term by thinking about how Percy’s park changes throughout the year and the children will have the opportunity to write their own Percy stories.

If your child has any books related to our topic, fiction or non-fiction, including the Percy Park Keeper stories, and they wouldn’t mind kindly donating them to us for the children to read, please send them in and they will be returned at the end of the term.

You can find out more about the work we have planned in the weeks ahead in our Class Newsletter.