In the Starry Night project, your child will explore the differences between the world at night time compared with daytime, through a range of exciting and creative activities. They will find out about nocturnal animals and how they find food when it is dark. They will find out about people who work at night and the different jobs that people do when we are asleep. They will discuss bedtime routines and the importance of a good night’s sleep. They will explore the night sky and find out about the Moon and stars.
In the Winter Wonderland project, your child will explore the seasonal changes that happen during winter. They will find out about the different weather associated with the winter season and explore changes that happens to water as it freezes. They will find out about what happens to plants and animals during cold weather and explore places in the world that are always cold and snowy, including the animals that live there.
Term 2 Knowledge Organiser
What is a Knowledge Organiser?
A Knowledge Organiser is a single page document that sets out the important information that children should know by the end of a project. It is the minimum that needs to be known, rehearsed and stored over time in the long term memory. They should be viewed as the starting point for the topic being learnt. Over the course of the topic the children will learn at a deeper and wider level.
How can they be used at home?
1. These can be used as conversation starters with your children to find out what they have learnt at school.
2. Support children in carrying out their own research around the topics.
3. Visit your local library, museums and trips to explore the topic.
4. Become familiar with the key text.
5. Learn the specific vocabulary and what they mean.
6. Self-quiz at home.