Our topic this term is 'Into the Woods' and the question that we are aiming to answer at the end of our project is 'Can a reindeer live in the woods?' The Year 1 children have helped to plan their project and have included the reading of many of our traditional tales. We will sample different flavour porridges...can you guess which story we will read? We will also be reading Owl Babies, An Acorn for Tea and many of the Percy the Parkkeeper stories along with many other texts both fiction and non-fiction. We will act out some of the stories and fancy dress will be enjoyed in our role play area! Led by the children we will enjoy investigating forest animals and trees and will research hibernation and migration and will visit woodlands to fully understand the conditions for creatures living there. We will enjoy finding out about penguins and reindeer and their habitat and will compare Autumn to Winter. We will enjoy a film to support our learning watching 'Lost and Found' and 'March of the Penguins'. Our art work will reflect our colour mixing experiences, our baking will be modelled on reindeer shapes ready for the Christmas Fair and will be explore expanding snow and snow dough as we move swiftly towards Christmas. We will be enjoying an incredibly busy fun-packed topic!