Welcome back! I hope you have enjoyed the Easter holiday and are ready to start the summer term!

To begin this term we will be looking at people's beliefs and finding out more about each other. This links nicely with both of our school values of: Tolerance and Resilience.

In the first half term we will be exploring the sunny climes of Africa to experience what a world location has to offer and how it differs from our local community. This will be carried out as a continuation of our Literacy work of Stories from other Cultures. Unfortunately we will not be able to go on any field trips but we will bring Kenya into the classroom. It will be fun to find out more about Handa's home! 

During this term our main topic is ‘Where in the World?’. This topic will focus on geography and  history and will take the children on a journey to Africa and the country of Kenya. We will be exploring the question ‘What is Kenya like? How is it different to our country?’ This will consist of looking at: land use, amenities for the community, local history and many more areas to make our own conclusions to these questions. Please feel free to explore information about this topic with your child at home and anything you ‘discover’ would be welcomed in school.

In Literacy we will start the term with Poetry which will link nicely with our World locality study of Kenya. After that, we will move on to Fantasy Stories. Then after the half term we will look at writing our own Instructions and Recounts! Spelling and phonics, will be taught daily through Letters and Sounds. Handwriting, punctuation and grammar will be included in weekly teaching.

Maths will be taught daily and will build on previous learning. We will develop further our place value knowledge. We will focus on using and applying these skills in different contexts and linked to problem solving. We will be developing confidence in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and also working on our knowledge of properties of shapes and measurement.

In Science this half term we will be exploring ‘Plants’, focusing on what they need to grow, naming their parts and how we use plants. Next half term our science topic will be ‘Seasonal Changes’. We will focus on our school grounds and forest school area to investigate changes in animal activity, plant life and the weather.

Wednesday afternoons will mean wellies, mud and fun in the outdoors! Please ensure that your child is sent with plenty of layers and waterproofs. We go out whatever the weather!!!

P.E. kits are required for PE which will take place on Thursday and Fridays. We are starting this half term with gymnastics with Mr Hulme on a Friday. Moving to Athletics after half term with Mr Bourton, which will be on a Thursday. It would be useful if P.E. kits were in school from Monday to Friday in case of changes. 

 

In D&T this term, we will be investigating Structures. Our Art will be linked to our Science, with a focus on plants and the printing work of William Morris.

Homework will be sent out on a Friday, to be in for the following Friday. The children will be tested on their spellings on a Friday.

Please try to encourage your child to read at home everyday. Reading diaries are for you to make comments on the reading done with your child. Adults in school will also comment, when they have read with your child. 

Please download the outline plan for this coming term below.

Feel free to come and speak to me at any time if you have anything you wish to discuss. I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with you and your child.

Miss Marsh

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