THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE Spring 2018 1st Half Term MIND MAP OF IDEAS IN…
THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE Spring 2018 1st Half Term
MIND MAP OF IDEAS IN EACH AREA
Listen to Carnival of the animals Saint Seans
Sing a range of animal and Easter Songs
Explore the sounds of the jungle
Use instruments to create animal / jungle sounds
Jungle dances- movement to music
Make rain makers and drums using junk modelling- explore the sounds we can make with rubber bands/ beans of different sizes.
Enhancement- Place a CD with jungle sounds with musical instruments for pupils to explore.
Contribute to a whole class 3D display for Roald Dahl Day based on enormous crocodile / Rumble in the Jungle
Water color pictures - Quentin Blake focusing on shades of colors
Paper mache jungle animal masks
Collaging of animals - focus on use of texture and shades of colours
Animal patterns -Africa patterns/ tiger/ zebras / patterns in nature
Puppets of the animals in the stories
The Selfish Crocodile-
The crocodile under the bed- Judith Kerr
Rumble in the Jungle- Gillian Anderson
Giraffes can't dance
Snap- a non fiction book about crocodiles
Books by roald dahl
The crocodile who didn't like water
WRITING - writing for a range of purposes focusing on encouraging independent writing away from focused sessions.
More able writers- to be writing sentences / spelling words correctly and using key features of narrative
Story boxes- Alam Peate- set up and use story boxes to develop the ability to tell a story / use these weekly and in child initiated times.
Explorers diary / jungle log books
Plan an alternative story ending as a class
Write a letter to Mr Crocoldie trying to persuade him not to eat anyone.
Plan a story about another animal being under your bed - talk for writing. Think of new words to describe the crocodile under the bed.
Create an invitation for the animals special party.
Create another animal or the jungle/ write describing words and setting words for the animals and create a simple new rhyme.
Letter formations - direction of movement for curly caterpillar letters - c for crocodile
READING Outdoors reading den with blankets and selection of books Read big books with the children and model following the text. Reading of P2/3 tricky words. Sequencing key events from the key texts. Guided reading plans Recognise rhyming words- play rhyming games/ include rhyming words in phonics sessions and as lists of words to make. Read poems and rhymes and learn to recite rhymes and poems by heart.
Phonics - daily phonics sessions - see weekly plans
BI- ROLE PLAY
Jungle role play / animal masks explorers cave/ den outside / den building Expeditions to the jungle/ planning a journey or adventure
structured role play and small world play
Green sand/ green jelly/
PD- Moving and handling
Movement to music skipping/ hopping in time to the music
Responding to music with movement- creating animal movements and dances.
Outdoor Jungle obstacle course
Letter formations- extra focus during guided reading and in literacy sessions. - curly caterpillar letters and anti clockwise motions
PD Health & Self Care
Fruits that grow in hot countries- try a range of exotic fruit. Talk about fruit as a healthy choice.
Meals for Mr Crocodile- what would he eat? What is a healthy meal?
Understanding: Responding to stories- read big books during guided reading sessions - encourage pupils to ask and answer questions in response to the story.
The World- Habitats for crocodiles Look at where in the world Jungles can be found. Find out about the temperature in these places and compare with our own location.
Create animal jungle habitats outside using the sand/ water trays/ tuff trays and construction materials.
Animal sorting- sorting pictures of animals- were do I live? Classification of animals
Build / make rain collectors to see how much it rains in our country and compare with rain forests/ jungles
Exceeding- looking at the human affect we have on animals and habitats such as the rain forest
Make rain,makers and drums using junk materials and experiment with the sounds different beads/ beans make. Which materials make the best skin for a drum or the best materials for a rainmaker?
Explaining and evaluating design and materials used and being able to suggest improvements,
TECHNOLOGY Using camera and ipads to record animals music and dancing and to play sounds and music that we need. Using paint programmes to make animal patterns and animal pictures. Story CD's - listen to stories and poems of choice.
People & Communities
Families that live in the jungle
Listening & Attention- playing board games and turn taking circle time games to encourage good listening skills What's in the box games
Speaking - circle times to encourage pupils to speak in front of a class group and to talk about events that have happened and those in the past
Find out about an animal of choice and tell the class about this animal.
Plan do review time /child initiated sessions
Hot seating- in role as the crocodile from the stories or as one of the animals in rumble in the jungle
Describe an animal and guess what it is.
PSE SCSA- plan do review- encouraging pupils to try new activities and challenges.
Planning an outcome without adult help -
Circle times - developing confidence to speak in a larger group
PSE MFB - Making decision about our behaviour- making sensible choices. Relate to the story of the enormous crocodile - What does it mean to be nice and friendly? The selfish crocodile- what is being selfish? What are nice ways to be? Not so nice ways to behave?
PSE MR -
plan opportunities for problem solving activities in small groups so that pupils have to negotiates and resolve disagreements.
Read social stories about disagreement. Talk about choices in circle time and what we would do in different situations. Animal jigsaws- work together to solve. Hide animals around the outdoor area and pupils have to fine them and write or solve clues to find them.
,Maths- see separate weekly and MT planning
Repeating patterns/ snake patterns measuring length / height of animals in the jungle Use shapes to create pictures of the jungle animals