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Spring 2 The Zoo

This half term our topic is: The Zoo


We will learn about different what a zoo is, what animals live in a zoo, who works in a zoo and how to care for animals. 


An enquiry into:

  • Zoo animals
  • Caring for animals
  • Seasons - Spring


Key questions:

  • What lives in a zoo?
  • What is a zoo?
  • Who works at a zoo?


Key stories:

Elmer – David McKee

Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell

Old Mcdonald had a Zoo – Curtis Jobling

Where are you, blue kangaroo? – Emma Chichester Clark

Hole in the Zoo – Mink Inkpen and Chloe Inkpen


Our hook: Elmer Day - we are going to dress up in different colours to show we are all unique. 


Our core rhymes this half term are:

  • Hickory dickory dock
  • 3 blind mice
  • Hot cross buns
  • Mary had a little Lamb
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • 5 Little Speckled Frogs

Our PSHE talking points this half term is:

  • Circle of Love


We will be learning phase 1 Phonics focussing on Alliteration and Voice sounds, which embeds those key speaking and listening skills. We will also work on Numbers 1-5 and have a Shape, Space and Measure day on a Friday.



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Elmer - The Patchwork Elephant | Children's Books | Read Aloud

Written and illustrated by David McKee.Read by BiancaElmer is different. Elmer is patchwork.The grey elephants all love him, but he soon starts to wonder wha...