Summer Term Overview
Here is an overview of the work planned for the Spring Term.
In R.E. we will be following the whole school topic on ‘Eastertide’ and ‘The Church is born’ which will include Pentecost and Ascension Thursday. Children will continue to prepare their own collective worship as well as saying the more formal prayers.
Our English work will continue to form a very major part of the school day. We will be concentrating on writing, grammar and punctuation. We will be giving high priority to accurate spelling of words with particular emphasis on high frequency words. We will be using correct forms of writing letters, information texts, persuasive writing and factual accounts of events. We will continue to have much emphasis on comprehension; children will be encouraged to express their opinions of texts read. Your child will be reading every day, but not always from their individual ‘Reading’ book. Please make a note of any reading you do with your child in their reading record so that I can praise them for their efforts. We will be linking spelling and handwriting activities to develop a good cursive handwriting style. During this term we will be continuing with our prepared ‘Talks’ which should be your child’s own work.
In Maths our number work, both mental and written, will include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Children will be expected to recall and use 2, 5 & 10 times tables in practical activities with confidence and work towards other tables when they are ready as well as recognising and ordering numbers to 100 and beyond. We will work with basic fractions, data and statistics. We will continue to learn to tell the time to five minute intervals using an analogue clock. We will be working on recognition and use of coins, please let your child use a variety of coins to buy things in shops and count out the change given. High priority will be given to problem solving and investigations in order to allow the children to develop mathematical thinking skills.
Our work in Science will involve observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will learn how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
In Geography we will be looking at seasonal and daily weather.
This will also be linked to our work on habitats.
In Art our focus will be on collage, using papers, fabric and materials such as drift wood. This will also link closely to our work on habitats and uses of everyday materials in science.
Work planned for P.E. and Games will involve a variety of Athletics activities as well as Pirate-themed dance with a visiting Dance teacher.
In Music we continue to use Charanga, our online resource. We will be learning about beat and duration. We will also be looking at dynamics as well as putting our composition skills to use.