The Semi-Formal Curriculum
Areas of learning include:
Spring 1 (2018/19)
Our Topic this half term is:
We’ll be looking at old and modern day artists, including sculptures, paintings and graffiti. We’ll explore different types of materials to be used in art and what happens when I mix colours? We’ll also be using our communication to talk about what I like/don’t like about a piece of art. We’ll be exploring artists through the ages including; Monet, Picasso, Gaudi and Matisse.
Our focus this term will be on exploring and talking about our emotions and how we can use this within art. We will be identifying and naming body parts in our portrait work. Pupils will be learning new vocabulary related to art works including colour names, symbols and signs. Our texts this half term include; ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘The lady and the hat.’
Pupils will be provided with opportunities to access and explore a broad range of mathematical concepts including shapes, size, position and direction. We will be learning about shapes through art and developing our skills in sorting and matching with shapes and colours. We will also be exploring, copying and continuing patterns through our artwork.
How the world works
Children will observe and experience a range of material, textures and colours through sensory art, sensory stories and role play. Pupils will use technology to edit photos with paint programmes.
We will continue our weekly swimming sessions and are excited to be doing Dance with Kaisha on a Tuesday morning. We are also going to do weekly yoga sessions and well as explore and develop our skills linked to team games; including throwing and catching.
Mercury class are learning through the topic of Street Detectives this half term. We are using Google maps to find out about our local area and will be exploring some new places in the community. The texts we are reading are The Detective Dog and The Children who Smelled a Rat! This will involve using props and making masks in art.
Children will continue to work on their IEP’s and have integrated therapy each week. You can find our weekly timetable inside the home school books which will tell you what we are doing each day.
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