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Autumn Term 2018 – Paws, Claws and Whiskers

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Big cats, small rats, tiny fleas and buzzing bees!

This half term, we’re going to discover that animals come in all shapes and sizes!

ENGAGE – Meeting an animal expert will allow us to ask and answer questions, share information about the pets we have at home and write animal information booklets.

DEVELOP – We’ll study animal artwork, draw detailed animal pictures to capture their special features and make collages, sculptures and prints. Famous animal fables will make us laugh, and we will have fun reading them aloud. We’ll spot similarities and differences between animals, look at different habitats around the world and investigate camouflage. Designing a zoo is even on the agenda!

EXPRESS – We will end this fantastic topic with a celebration of all the work we have done on October 17th at 2pm – 3pm – everyone is invited.
















Help your child prepare for their project

Animals are amazing! Why not take photos of a favourite pet together and describe their habits, likes and dislikes? You could also put bird food in the garden and visit a local park or nature reserve for a spot of bird watching. Make a note of their markings and features then use a simple spotting book or app to identify different species. Alternatively, visiting the local pet shop or petting zoo would allow you to observe a wide range of different animals.


RE – Creation (Christianity unit) – Who made the world?

PSHE – Jigsaw – Being me in the world

PE – Gymnastics & Games