Spring learning - Bears
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Bears, Bears and more Bears
To start the new topicof our connected curriculum, we will be learning about different types of bears, where they live, what they eat, similarities/differences and the idea of hibernation. It will be based on non-fiction information texts.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Following this introduction, we will be reading this famous fiction story. We will be using feely bags that include materials from the story [grass, soil, sticks and so on} to support the understanding of the text. The lower playground will be used to make our own bear hunt so that our children can develop their positional language [over, under, next to, around].
Whatever Next will allow us to learn about rockets, space and astronauts. We will paint moon landscapes to show what we have learnt from the story. There will be a heavy use of junk modelling to make out very own rockets to investigate space in. Masking tape, treasury tags and hole punches will be used to assemble the rockets. During this time, we will also be learning about the Chinese New Year, Chinese music and food.
Famous Bears: Winnie the Pooh and Paddington:
As a class, we will be looking closely at these two VERY famous bears. We will be looking at short video clips of these bears and the characteristics that they have. Short stories will be read about the bears and their most well known traits learnt.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
We will be reading and watching clips of this famous tale. After this, we will be ordering pictures of the text to see what the children can remember. How does the story start? How does it end? What did Goldilocks learn? Porridge will be made with the teachers with sugar and salt used to change the taste. We will be Scientists observing the changes in the oats. As well as this, junk modelling will be used to make a bed for our own bears.
One Ted Falls out of Bed
This endearing story follows the journey of a fallen bear from a bed. It supports the children’s learning of counting, sequencing events and construction (building stairs back to the bed).