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Columbia Grange School

Little Steps, Big Aspirations For All

Class 2 Spring 1

LOCKDOWN 3 - home learning

Semi-formal Pathway Medium Term Plan / Class 2 Spring 1

Topic - Animals

Communication


  • Learn the signs for the animals
  • Learn new words related troto the curriculum / describing words
  • Sharing stories and songs
  • Sharing activities 
  • Playing games / turn taking

Early Reading & Writing


  • Describe the animal
  • Guess the animal by description or sight powerpoints
  • Share animal books / stories
  • Make information sheet about an animal using writing or pictures
  • Sensory tray mark making (snow salt or flour coloured rice)
  • Cbeebies phonics sounds
  • ABC zoo story
  • I spy animal sheets
  • Simple alliteration jungle game
  • Poems and rhymes commotion in the ocean

Early Maths


  • Sort animals by size, pattern, characteristics
  • Make your own board game - get the animals across the iceberg - dice counting
  • Repetitive patterns - animals / patterns of animal skins/fur / love bug
  • Counting game feed animals by throwing correct number of items into animals mouth game
  • Draw family members in order of size
  • Underwater counting game
  • Hedgehog peg counting
  • Shark ping pong counting
  • Rice counting

Creative


  • Make own farm yard barns for sorting animals
  • Make arctic animals
  • Action songs / signing songs
  • Make Zoo animals - bubble wrap rolling pin patterns
  • Make sharks for number games
  • Valentines crafts - love bug, footprints, love cloud
  • Chinese new year crafts - Lantern, dragon, Ox

ICT


  • Purple mash - zoo scene
  • Jigsaws online 
  • Guess the animal powerpoint
  • Purplemash zoo jigsaw puzzles
  • Stories and songs online
  • Counting games online
  • Phonics games online

Physical/Sensory


  • Go noodle
  • Winter walk
  • Jungle yoga cosmic kids
  • Action songs
  • Animal movement game
  • Turtle and shell threading fine motor
  • Underwater yoga cosmic kids
  • Nature walk
  • Playdough hedgehog - poke sticks in

 

 



Personal & Social

Whole school focus - Kindness

  • Core Theme 1:Health and Wellbeing - Mental health
  • Core Theme 2: Relationships
  • Friendships - Managing hurtful behaviour and bullying - Respecting self and others
  • Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World - Shared responsibility 

  • Jobs you can do at home to help
  • Whole school PHSE wellbeing “Be active”
  • Sharing and feelings through rainbow fish 
  • Having fun in the snow
  • Sharing games / taking turns

Science



  • Explore ice - freezing and melting
  • Animal habitats
  • Sort and categorize animal types / homes / body parts
  • Make sensory bottles
  • Weather conditions
  • Make pancakes

Knowledge & Understanding

 

  • Understand different habitats
  • shaving foam, tin foil, flour, real ice to create your snow / ice scene small world play
  • Zoo animal role play check up sheets (feed, exercise, sleep)
  • ICT games on computer
  • Nocturnal animals fact sheet
  • Magic wax writing
  • Chinese new year 
  • Pancake day

Weekly focus 

Week 1 - farm

Week 2 - arctic

Week 3 - zoo

Week 4 - jungle

Week 5 - water

Week 6 - nocturnal



Significant dates - 

12th February - Chinese new year (Ox) 

14th February - Valentines’ day

16th February - Pancake Day