Let’s Remember . . .
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One.
At 11am on 11th November 1918 the guns fell silent after more than four years of contentious warfare.
Remembrance Day is on 11th November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two world wars and conflicts. Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11th November.
This term we will find out about Remembrance Sunday and why people wear poppies at this time of year.
As artists we will . . .
- Share ideas using drawing, painting, sculpture and collage.
- Learn about the work of significant artists.
- Use experiences and ideas as the inspiration for artwork.
We will create images of poppies, taking inspiration from the Tower of London poppies that were display in 2014 and were also in Lincoln castle. We will also create sculptures of poppies using twisted paper and tissue paper. We will combine them to make a display collage of a field of poppies.
As writers, we will . . .
- Present information
- Write letters
- Write labels
- Write stories
- Create and recite poetry.
As mathematicians, we will . . .
Be reading and writing dates.
As geographers we will:
- Use world maps, atlases and globes.
- We will locate the battle fields of World War I and find out which continent they were in.
As historians, we will . . .
Look at significant events, people and places in our own locality.
We will find out as much as we can about some of the local people who lost their lives during the world wars. We will examine our local war memorials and find out the names of some of the soldiers who died.
This term, our PE lessons will focus on Ball Skills.
Our theme in RE is the Christian Community.
Main Activity: To learn how to spell the days of the week and the months of the year
Practise your joined-up writing using the cursive style set out below, by writing out poems about days of the week and months of the year. There are two examples below. Check your spellings are correct!
Extension: Can you find any more poems about days, months or seasons?
Main Activity: To have quick fire recall of number bonds to 10
This activity is so important in helping all pupils pass Key Stage 1 expectations.
Use the song to help you learn your number bonds to 10.
Extension: Represent and use number bonds to 20
Main Activity: Use research skills to find out how important Lincoln was during the First World War.
Find out where the Lincoln Tank Memorial is. Who is William Tritton and what did he invent during the first World War?
Extension: Write a mini topic detailing what you have found out. Include any pictures or photos you may have found, bring to school to share with your teachers and peers.
Main Activity: To read and write the numbers as words
Use look, cover, spell check method to learn how to spell all your numbers to ten and then twenty.
Extension: To read and write 2-digit numbers in words
Extend your list to numbers up to 100.
Main Activity: Begin to punctuate sentences using capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
Imagine and write about the experiences of people and animals involved in the First World War. Describe what it is like, how you are feeling and what you miss about home.
Extension: Use the past and present tense correctly and consistently when writing. Use powerful verbs and exciting adjectives to add interest for the reader.
Main Activity: Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally.
Play Addition War. Get a card deck. Place face down. First player turns over two cards and adds the two sums. (Can you do this in your head?) Second player turns over two cards and adds the two sums. Compare the sums. The person with the highest sum gets to keep all the cards. Repeat until no cards are left. The winner is the player with the most cards. Repeat but subtract the smaller number from the bigger number. Compare and the player with the lowest calculation gets to keep the cards.
Extension: Make your own cards, to play using higher numbers.
Main Activity: Read a variety of rhymes and poems
Build up a collection of rhymes and poems describing World War 1. Learn some of them off by heart and recite them to family members or friends.
Extension: Explain to others what these poems teach us and show your understanding about the conditions soldiers during the War. Include intonation when you recite to make the meaning clear.
Main Activity: To count in multiples of 2 forwards and backwards
Extension: To count in multiples of 2,3 and 5 forwards and backwards
Visit the Mathsfun website for lots of great games with skip counting – https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/skip-counting.html
Main Activity: Be creative by using items found in the home to make an original poppy
Using everyday items you have in your home, make a poppy.
Things to consider: What colour is your poppy? How many petals does it have? How are you going to attach the petals together? Does your poppy have a stem? Is your poppy a 2-D picture or a 3-D model?
Extension: Write a set of instructions to give to a friend so they can make your poppy as well.
Main Activity:- To recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, months and years
Extension: Begin a diary – Start with the day and the month written at the top. Then jot down what you have done that day, who you have seen, how you are feeling . . . Use drawings to illustrate your record. How long can you keep your diary going for? Days, weeks, months or years!