Welcome back to summer term
Our main topic this term is focusing on cities. We will be looking at locating and naming cities in the UK, this will be by using maps and simple compass directions. We will be using photographs to identify and name human features in cities. We will be making clay and junk models of buildings by selecting tools, techniques and a range of materials. We will also explore the artist L.S Lowry and his work and discuss his background and why he is an important in history of British artists. In particular we are going to focus on his painting ‘Coming Mill’.
In literacy we will be looking at a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. We will be exploring stories with recurring language, explanations and also vocabulary building in poetry. In numeracy we are using objectives from the national curriculum. We are also looking forward to lots of problem solving and times tables work.
In Science we will investigate sound and listen carefully to different sounds and know they come from different sources and know how sounds get quieter as they get further away from where the sound starts. We will also explore forces and talk about how pushes and pulls can make things move, speed up and slow down. Throughout both units in science we be carrying out investigations and recognise when these are unfair.
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 Thursday. 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 Tuesday and Friday. On 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.
Five Star Work