The White Rose Maths Hub have prepared a series of maths lessons for years Reception to 6. Currently there are 5 lessons for each year group with 5 more planned to be added in the next few weeks. You can access these at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/. There is a daily live lesson between 10-11am on the site.
I am Ms Cann. I have been teaching for 12 years and have worked at several schools, teaching children in both Key Stage 1 and 2. I really enjoy teaching Maths, Art and PSHE. I like to see children making links in their knowledge and relating learning to real life experiences wherever possible. I love being creative and encourage these skills in children as much as possible.
In Toucans we are lucky enough to work with our teaching assistants: Mrs Agnew and Mrs Smith Feast who can give us lots of help with our learning.
This autumn or topic is ‘What can we make?’. We will be looking at everyday materials; this will help us in DT with our designing of a bridge to hold 21 elephants! We will start to look at inventors which will lead us into autumn 2 where we will be investigating people of the past! We will be reading some very exciting books this year to help with our writing, our first one being ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers which will help us develop our characterisation writing.
In the spring term we will be investigating – ‘How can we be healthier?’ We will be looking at animals including humans and about the importance of exercise, food and hygiene and hopefully planting our own fruit and vegetables. We will be exploring all about Billinghay and what interesting events have happened here, and how the village has changed over time. In literacy we will be looking at some traditional tales included ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We will even look at different versions of the story.
Finally, in the summer terms we will be wondering ‘What is that rumble in the jungle?’ looking at living things and their habitats. This will help us with the question ‘What is the weather like today?’ and the differences between the weather where we live and other countries. We will be using (and improving) our map skills, identifying the countries of the world, oceans and continents.
Myself, Mrs Agnew and Mrs Smith Feast look forward to the exciting year ahead!