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This Week's Learning


This Week's Learning


This week we will be exploring a range of texts all focusing on the theme of tigers. We will be comparing and contrasting these texts and using them as a springboard to find out about these majestic animals, where they live, what they eat, how they move and how humans can protect them from being endangered.


The texts we will be focusing on include non-fiction fact books about tigers, The Loudest Roar by Thomas Taylor, Midnight Tiger by Gillian Lobel, I Don't Want to Go to Bed by Julie Sykes and Little Tiger's Big Surprise by Julie Sykes.



As part of our learning, we will be:

  • Finding out where tigers live, what they eat and how they move
  • Finding out about endangered breeds of tiger and how people can protect them
  • Writing our own non-fiction books about tigers
  • Exploring and creating tiger stripes, camouflage and other animal patterns
  • Learning a song about tigers
  • Creating our own tiger masks and moving like tigers
  • Enjoying a tiger habitat play tray and printing with tiger footprints


In Phonics we will be focusing on using our Phase 3 and 4 skills to read and understand words with more than two syllables. We will also be reading and sorting sentences based on what they tell us, moving our reading on from decoding the words to really understanding what we are reading and what it means. 

In Maths we will be exploring the skill of doubling in practical contexts. We will be describing doubling as 'the same amount again' and will be doubling the spots on one half of a ladybird, the patterns on a butterfly's wing, the number of cubes in our towers, the number of fingers we hold up. We will be using the word 'double' and encouraging children to practise this skill in their play. 


In RE we will be using all of our learning this half term about places that are special to help us design our own special place area in our outside classroom. We will all contribute to the design of this area and work together next week to make this space, which can became a permanent part of our outside classroom. 


In PSHE we will continue our 'Rights and Responsibilities' learning by thinking about money: why people need it, where they get it, what they might spend it on and what different things are worth.