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Summer 1 – Oceans and seas

Welcome back! Hope you had a lovely Easter break and are ready for a new term (hopefully with a little more normality!)

English 

Our topic this half term is oceans and seas and we will be basing our learning on the wordless picture book “Flotsam” – one of my favourites! We will be writing a non-fiction fact file about a sea creature. As a whole school we will be basing our first reading journey on ” The day the Crayons Quit”.

Maths

In maths we will begin by securing our knowledge of number bonds. We will be learning to add and subtract one digit numbers on a number line. We will be learning the names of basic 2d and 3d shapes.

Science 

In science we will learning all about plants! We will be growing our own plants and experimenting around the best conditions to help plants grow.

Key Dates

PE- will be on a Monday afternoon with a Pe Coach

World Book Day – Thursday 4th March

Science Day – Thursday 25th March 2021

Spring 1 – Dinosaurs! 

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and are well rested ready for the new year.

Our learning this half term will be centred around dinosaurs!

 

 

Spring 2- Kings, Queens and Castles! 

I hope you had a great half term after a very challenging few weeks! Our topic this half term will be Kings, Queens and Castles.

English 

We will be looking at the text ” The Queens Knickers”. We will be designing a pair of royal knickers which we will be writing a letter to the queen to persuade her to buy. We will also be writing a diary entry from the point of view of the queen.

Maths

In maths we will be continuing to secure our understanding of place value. We will be beginning to solve weekly mental arithmetic papers. We will be continuing to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and using this to solve multiplication problems. We will be learning about fractions including finding half and quarter of a shape and amount.

Science 

In science we will learning all about materials and their properties. We will be carrying out a range of investigations to explore the properties of materials.

Key Dates

PE- will be on a Monday afternoon with a Pe Coach

World Book Day – Thursday 4th March

Science Day – Thursday 25th March 2021

Spring 1 – Dinosaurs! 

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and are well rested ready for the new year.

Our learning this half term will be centred around dinosaurs!

English 

We will be looking at the text ” The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet”, and using this as a basis to write a story about a dinosaur visiting our school! We will also be writing fact files about different types of dinosaurs.

Maths

In maths we will be continuing to secure our understanding of place value. We will be beginning to solve weekly mental arithmetic papers. We will be continuing to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and using this to solve multiplication problems. We will be beginning to tell the time to the hour.

Science 

In science we will learning all about materials and their properties. We will be carrying out a range of investigations to explore the properties of materials.

Key Dates

PE- will be on a Tuesday Morning with a Pe Coach

Dinosaur Museum visit – Tuesday 19th January

 

Autumn 2 

Welcome back – I hope you had a great half term.

Our topic this half term will be based around Traditional Tales

English 

We will be looking at a range of traditional tales including Incy Wincy Spider and Each Peach Pear Plum. We will be practicing using our capital letters, full stops and finger spaces and retelling stories. We will be continuing to work on our phonics, beginning to learn our phase 5 alternative sounds.

Maths

In maths we will be learning about measure: including money and length and height. We will be solving practical problems in the context of measure. We will be working on our number facts up to 10.

Science 

We will be continuing to learn about animals including humans. Mainly focusing on humans – being able to name parts of our body and our 5 senses. We have lots of fun investigations planned- such as how to make the smelliest socks!

Geography

We will be learning all about maps! We will be using maps to explore the local area and find places on our school grounds. We will learn to draw and plot on our own maps.

Computing 

We will be learning what an algorithm is – sounds very trick but it’s not! This just means following instructions. We will be programming beebots to follow an algorithm and how to debug simple programmes.

IMPORTANT DATES

Nativity (videoed) TBC

PE day – Monday

Friday 13th November – Children in need day