Darenth Community Primary School

Darenth Community Primary School

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Loving Learning, Motivating Minds

Elizabeth (Year R)

Our topic for this term is animals. We will be learning about Polar, woodland, jungle and marine animals. We will learn to use non-fiction books and the Googlesafe search engine to research facts about these animals. We will also discuss our own pets and how to take care of them, including the role of a veterinary surgeon. Our key texts will be The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. We will learn to retell the stories through role play and story sequencing activities. We will be making giraffe marionette puppets. We will also be making a Rainbow Fish adjective collage to support our writing. Check back later to see the results.


In Maths we will be continuing to practice our number recognition to 20 and beyond. We will revisit the concepts of more and less, adding and subtracting. We will compare different animals by size and weight and learning about money, to use in our role play pet shop.


We will continue to learn new phonemes/graphemes daily. We will be focussing on blending the phonemes that we know for reading, and segmenting words for spelling and writing. We will learn lots more high frequency words.