Welcome back to summer term
Our main topic this term is the ‘Explorers’ and we will be learning about the lives of significant explorers from the past and how they have contributed to national and international achievements. We will be identify the kit needed for an expedition and compare the equipment taken by different explorers on their voyages. We will also discover navigation techniques and learn about the materials used by explorers for clothing and vehicles that may have helped them.
In Science we will be looking at identify and naming a variety of common wild and garden plants, including trees. We will be naming and drawing the main parts of a range of plants. We will be growing our own flowers from seed and studying its changes throughout the term.
In computing we will be detectives and solve a mystery by reading, sending and replying to emails, and by listening to a witness statement. We will be using a fact file sheet to create a table and identify the culprit. In our literacy we will be looking at arrange of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. We will be developing our understanding of spellings, punctuation and Grammar trough writing Traditional tales. In numeracy, we will be developing and applying the number system, securing numerical fluency and calculating. We will also be understanding fractions, measure, statistics and understanding geometry (properties of shape).
Importantly, this term we will be continuing to build independent and reflective learners. Please encourage your child to be independent with their choices at home and this will play dividends at school. I hope the class will continue to have fun and be enthusiastic in their learning.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call in and see me after school or call the office to make an appointment.
Reading Books and Tricky Words
Please read regularly with your child and help them to learn their tricky words. Also comment in your child's diary each time you read with them. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and each child will take home two books. Pupils will also have the opportunity to bring a book home from the school library. Please make sure children have their books available to read everyday.If your child is learning their tricky words these will be changed on a weekly basis.
Pupils will be set homework on a Friday the homework will consist of spellings and a piece of work from an area of the curriculum. Also each child will be expected to complete their daily work program on DoodleMaths.
This term indoor and outdoor P.E will take place on a Monday. The children will require a sky blue polo top with a school badge, plain royal blue shorts, royal blue track suit and trainers. P.E kits should be kept in school in case of any timetable changes and will be sent home fortnightly to be washed. For health and safety reasons earrings and watches should be removed for all PE lessons and long hair must be tied up.
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