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This Week's Learning

This Week's Learning


This week, our jungle theme is taking a rather snappy turn as we focus on the book "The Selfish Crocodile" by Faustin Charles. This book allows us to explore friendship, caring, valuing our differences and looking after our teeth!



As part of our learning, we will be:

  • Finding out about the difference between crocodiles and alligators and where they might live
  • Finding out why crocodiles lie with their mouth open by completing a science experiment
  • Exploring what it means to be brave, when it is safe to be brave and what being braving might look like
  • Exploring what it means to be a friend and engaging with lots of friendship games, situations and activities
  • Finding out about oral hygiene and how we can keep our teeth and gums safe, including brushing them and having a healthy diet and
  • Writing instructions for how to brush our teeth


In Phonics, we will be working on writing longer sentences which include Phase 3 sounds and Phase 4 length words. We will be working on reading and writing whole paragraphs, where each sentence is linked to a main topic e.g. writing 4 sentences all about crocodiles.


In Maths, we will be continuing our learning about subtraction and focusing on writing subtraction calculations. We call these 'number sentences.' We will also be solving problems in real contexts using the words 'what if...' e.g. 'what if I had 5 bananas but a monkey came and stole two of them?'


In RE, we will exploring another special religious place, Hindu temples. We will be looking at temples around the world and taking about Hindu people believe in lots of different Gods. We will be exploring the colours, patterns and statues in Hindu temples and finding out how Hindu people worship and pray within them. 


In PSHE, our rights and responsibilities thinking will continue and we will be finding out about how we can care for the natural world in large and small ways including not dropping litter, recycling and saving water, making our own pledges to help us protect the Earth.