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St Bees Village Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs Emma Sharp

Spring Term

This term in Maths we will be following the Inspire Maths program and will learn the following:

  • add two 1-digit numbers using the ‘make 10’ strategy
  • add one 1-digit number and one 2-digit number using the ‘regrouping into tens and ones’ strategy
  • subtract a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number when regrouping is not required
  • subtract a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number when regrouping is required
  • solve one-step word problems using the ‘part-whole’ or ‘adding on’ concepts in addition
  • solve one-step word problems using the ‘part-whole’ or ‘taking away’ concepts in subtraction
  • compare the lengths of two objects using the terms ‘tall/taller’, ‘long/longer’, ‘short/shorter’ and ‘high/higher’
  • measure lengths using objects as non-standard units
  • use the term ‘unit’ to describe length
  • use the terms ‘heavy’, ‘heavier’, ‘light’ and ‘lighter’ to compare the masses of objects on a pan balance
  • use the phrase ‘as heavy as’ to compare the masses of objects on a pan balance for objects with the same mass
  • understand that size does not always determine mass
  • use the terms ‘heaviest’ and ‘lightest’ to compare the masses of three objects
  • guess the heavier or lighter object and use the pan balance to check if the guess is accurate

In English this term we will continue working on developing the children’s phonics knowledge, and the children will continue to work in their Read Write Inc groups, so they can get more intensive help at an appropriate rate, for more information please see https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/. In addition to this, we will be applying the skills they have learnt across the curriculum to develop their writing in Science, History, Geography, RE etc.

 

Our science topic for the first half term is ‘Animals including Humans’ where we will be learning to:

  • name the basic parts of the body;
  • name the senses and say which body part is associated with each sense;
  • identify and name a range of common animals;
  • describe the structure of common animals, including some parts of the body that are specific to animals;
  • say something that is the same and something that is different about two animals;
  • understand that animals have different diets; and
  • use their senses to perform simple tests.

After half term we will look at seasonal changes associated with Spring and Summer, as part of this we will be learning to:

  • name the four seasons;
  • name different types of weather;
  • make observations about the weather;
  • describe the weather associated with each season;
  • collect and record simple data; and
  • make simple observations about changes across the seasons.

Our other topics are:

  • Geography - ‘How does the weather affect our lives?’
  • History – ‘Pompeii’
  • Music – ‘In the Groove!’ and ‘Rhythm in the way we walk and the Banana Rap’
  • RE – ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘Signs and Symbols’