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Spring Term 2017


Class Book- Max and the Won't Go to Bed Show by Mark Sperring. 

Through this text children will be:

  • being encouraged to link what they read or hear read to their own experiences
  • discussing the significance of the title and events 
  • making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done 
  • predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far


  • saying out loud what they are going to write about 
  • composing a sentence orally before writing it 
  •  sequencing sentences to form short narratives
  •  re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense


  • joining words and joining clauses using and 
  •  beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark 
  • using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’ 


  • Compare and order numbers to 20
  •  recognise coins and know values (up to £2) and begin to make amounts in pence
  • understand place value in 2 digit numbers as tens and some ones
  • say a number 2 more or 2 less using a numberline or 100 square
  • use number facts to solve addition and subtraction missing number and simple word problems
  • adding 1 digit numbers to 2 digit numbers
  • name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes
  • count on and back in 10s from any number

The Circus!

This term is going to be very exciting as we are going to be learning all about the circus! Through this topic we will be looking at:


  • Drawing and understanding facial expressions
  • Artists who have painted pictures about the circus


  • Materials
  • Forces- pushes and pulls in circus acts


  • Drawing maps and plans of a circus
  • Using maps and atlases to find out about where different circus animals come from


  • What circuses were like in the past
  • People who made circuses famous
  • How circuses have changed


  • How to stay safe in busy places
  • What it's like to be a circus artist


  • Music from the circus
  • Composing and writing rhythms about circus performers




The circus
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