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Summer 2021

 

Over the first half of summer term Dahl class will be following a unit of work called “Significant People from the Past”.This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. Each unit of work is based around specific targets derived from the learning goals for one or more of the subjects.During this unit we will be focusing on History, Music, Art and International.

 

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the different decisions that rulers had to make in the past
  • How to use a living graph to explore how a famous person might have been feeling
  • About the life of a famous explorer using maps and role play
  • How to compare the lives of two different explorers
  • About the achievements of important scientists and inventors
  • About what life was like at different times in the past

 In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the life and music by a famous composer
  • How to use music to tell the story of our famous composer

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • What we can learn about a person from their portrait
  • How to create a portrait of a friend
  • About the work of famous artists
  • How to paint a scene in the style of a famous artist

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the idea of ‘fairness’ and what it means
  • Why some people in the past wanted to make change

 

Teaching in a thematic way, the national curriculum requirements of English, Maths, Science, RHSE and R.E will be interwoven with our topic learning. In English we will be looking at a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts and developing our understanding of spellings, punctuation and grammar. In Maths, we will be developing and applying the number system, securing numerical fluency and calculating. We will also be exploring fractions, measure, statistics and understanding geometry (properties of shape).In Science we will exploring sound and hearing. We will relate sounds to our senses of hearing  and recognise how sounds travel away from a source. Our R.E learning will be focussing sources of wisdom and we will look at Holy books (Bible, Torah and Qu’ran) and looking at we treat specials books and explore different stories. In RHSE we will be looking at the unit called being my best wer will explore how to keep healthy, growth Mindset and goal setting. 

 

P.E. will continue to take place on a Monday afternoon. As a result, it is important that your child has their outdoor trainers with them at all times. Otherwise, children will take part in their usual school PE kit, which consists of a sky blue polo top with a school badge, plain royal blue shorts, royal blue track suit and trainers. PE kits should be kept in school all week in case of timetable changes and will be sent home fortnightly to be washed.  For health and safety reasons earrings and watches should be removed for all P.E lessons and long hair must be tied up.

 

Homework

Reading:                                    Every night (15 minutes – please comment on your child’s reading record). Reading

                                                    books will be changed on a Monday and each pupil will take two books home  depending

                                                    on their level of reading ability. 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

                                                    every day.

 

Spellings and work from          To be given out on a Friday and to be returned the following Thursday. Spellings

an area of the curriculum:        will be tested on a Friday.

 

Doodle Maths:                           Daily Maths practice to ensure that gaps are continually being filled and there is continual

                                                    progression

 

In addition to me the class will be supported by Mrs Fuller on a Friday. If you have any concerns, or questions regarding your child, please contact the school office. (admin@oaklands.herts.sch.uk)

 

Kind regards,

 

Mr Hudson

 

Dahl Class Teacher / Deputy Headteacher

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