Welcome to the second half of the Summer Term!
You will find information about the curriculum and important dates below.
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We hope you will find the information on this page useful, although you are more than welcome to pop in for a chat if you need more specific information.
Mrs Holt, Miss Sutton, Mrs Brady and Mrs Barnes
This half term we will be continuing to explore 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. The children have already produced some fantastic writing based on this text and we are really looking forward to creating many more quality pieces!
National Curriculum objectives covered in this teaching sequence:
Writing: (Transcription /Composition)
Plan writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write, learning from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
Plan writing by discussing and recording ideas
Draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally
Draft and write by organising paragraphs around a theme
In non-narrative use simple organisational devices
We regularly teach handwriting in order to encourage the children to write in a neat, joined style. We will be focusing on ensuring ascenders and descenders are formed correctly and we have provided the children with a special handwriting book to practise in.
Spelling-we will begin by exploring prefixes and suffixes.
Weeks 1-2: homophones e.g. too, to, two
We operate a carousel reading lesson 3 times a week. In these lessons, your child will have 2 guided sessions per week where aspects of reading are explored in detail. In addition activities are provided to facilitate independent learning. These activities often include mathematical games, applying known computing skills, spellings and comprehensions. Bug Club is also used during guided reading and you can access this with your child at home if you wish.
Using the Singapore Maths approach to learning we will begin to look at angles including recognising acute, obtuse and right angles. We will then be moving on to time; learning to tell the time and measuring time in hours, minutes and seconds.
In addition we will have regular opportunities throughout the week to maintain and develop our number skills including practising the 3, 4 and 8 times tables with related division facts. It would be highly beneficial for your child to learn these at home too. We will also spend time revising strategies for solving calculations for all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
This half term we will be learning about Plants. We will explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and identify where plants can grow. We will learn about the different parts of plants, investigating the various functions. We will also learn about the life cycle of flowering plants.
Our topic this half term is the Vikings. The children will be learning when the Viking period took place, and use secondary sources of evidence to find out about the Viking way of life. We will also explore how the Viking times have influenced life today e.g. village names and we will practise our map reading skills, looking and locating Scandinavian countries. The children will explore geographical features of these countries and our own e.g. farming land to understand why the Vikings wanted to settle in Britain.
RE: We will continue to learn about Rules in relation to Justice and Responsibility. We will complete the story of Moses receiving the 10 Commandments, discussing the rules given by God and following these rules. We will then move on to learning about the main beliefs of Hinduism, discovering some of the special places and festivals.
SEAL: Going for Goals. Children will be taught to recognise their worth as individuals, by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals. They will also recognise the risk in different situations and then decide how to behave responsibly.