This term in English we will be continue to explore fiction and non-fiction texts using Talk for Writing. We will be taking part in Read, Write, Inc. sessions to help us to continue to apply phonetic knowledge and skills to decode and segment words and improve our fluency when reading and spelling. We will have guided reading and handwriting sessions every week to focus on target work. Our first book of the term is Tuesday by David Wiesner.
In maths we will be following the Inspire Maths programme to focus on the following areas of the curriculum:
- choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
- compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
- solve problems with addition and subtraction applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
- recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value
- find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money
- solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change
- recognise, find, name and write fractions of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
- write simple fractions for example, one half of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of one half and two quarters
This term our topic will be ‘Everyday materials’ and we will learn how to:
- identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
- find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
This half term our focus is geography and our topic will be ‘Why does it matter where my food comes from?’ We will be using geographical skills to locate where our food comes from and we will be comparing locations by focusing on climate and the land linking these, to food production. We will also be able to explain why it is important to know where our food comes from.
After half term our focus will be history where we will be looking at History Makers. In this topic we will be exploring the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. We will also be using the information about our ‘History Makers’ to compare aspects of life in different periods.
In music our topics will be ‘I want to play in a band’ and ‘Zootime’.
In RE we will be learning about ‘How Moses inspired the Exodus’ and the Christian celebration of Easter.
Our PE lessons will continue to take place on a Monday afternoon and will be taught by Mr Dawson. Please can all children come to school each Monday wearing their P.E. kits.