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. Using the text The Diary of a Wombat, we will be writing diary entries as well as looking at animal facts to help us. We will also be looking at some Traditional Folk Tales and using these for a stimulus to write letters and descriptions. We will continue to develop our comprehension; using inference and deduction to answer questions. The 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, particularly focusing on word problems with more than one step. 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. Our work will include Position and Direction, Fractions, Capacity, Volume and Temperature as well as work on 2D and 3D shapes. 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 seaside towns in the UK. We will be focusing on the geographical features e.g. harbours, piers, beaches as well as various landmarks.
In History we are looking at Seasides, past and present. We will be discovering how they have changed over time.
In Art our focus will be on collage, using papers, fabric and materials such as drift wood to create Seaside scenes. This will also link to the uses of everyday materials in previous science work.
In Design Technology we will be investigating puppets. Developing sewing skills and designing and making a sock puppet.
Work planned for P.E. and Games will involve a variety of Athletics activities as well as activities based on the theme "The Great Outdoors."
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.
In computing we are looking at coding. This will involve creating a computer program using an algorithm.
The children will continue their learning in Relationships and Health Education following the scheme, ‘Life to the Full’.
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