Class One Newsletter- Summer Term
Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely Easter break. The children have all settled back into their routines well. We have an exciting and busy term ahead including a trip to Kentwell Hall.
|English||In English we will be continuing to develop our skills by reading and writing fantasy stories, where the children will explore the world of superheroes, describing their favourites, looking for superheroes in their own lives and finally writing a comic strip adventure story about a superhero and a baddie!
Later in the term we will be writing reports linked to our trip.
We will continue to develop our phonic skills, looking at how different sounds are written in different ways, whilst practicing and applying our existing knowledge within our writing. We will begin to learn how to join our writing, focusing on how to lead in and out of letters.
We will continue to read in class as often as we can. This will be through group guided reading sessions, reading one to one with an adult or reading with our friend in five.
|Maths||We will continue to follow the Maths Curriculum, developing our use of number, becoming faster with our mental recall of number facts. We are finding halves and quarters of shapes and amounts, beginning to recognise the links between halving and doubling. We will be learning to tell the time on analogue clocks and show the time by correctly placing the hands on a clock face.|
|Science||In Science we are thinking about Nature, looking at plants, trees and what could be growing in our garden. We will be spending time in the school allotment and hopefully grow some of our own vegetables!|
|Our topic this term is the Tudors which will have a history focus; we will be learning about life for the rich and poor children in Tudor times. We will study the Tudor monarchs and will consider the impact that these significant figures have had on our lives today. We will be bringing the Tudors topic to life with a visit to Kentwell Hall (Friday 28th June) where the children will experience different workshops and dress up as Tudor children.|
|Music||In Music we will be developing our skills to play musical instruments in different ways. We will learn how to record our music by using digital media.|
|Art||In art this term we will developing our observational skills, sketching flowers and vegetables as part of our cross-curricular work on allotments and looking at perspective when painting. We will also be looking at examples of portraits from the Tudor era and creating our own portraits in a similar style.|
|DT||Our DT will be linked to our Science work and we will be designing and making bird feeders and minibeast shelters. We will focus on methods of joining and quality of finish as well as the idea of evaluating and refining our designs.|
|PE||Mr Dyce will continue teaching class 1 athletics on a Tuesday afternoon.
On a Monday we will be learning team games.
|Computing||As well as continuing to become more independent on the computers, we will be looking at simple programming through algorithms.|
|RE||This term we will be thinking about special ways of living. This will incorporate Christianity and Buddhism.|
|PSHE||We will be thinking about how to lead a healthy lifestyle.|
Homework: Thank you all for encouraging your children to read regularly at home, please continue with this as often as you can, it does make a noticeable difference. Please try to remind the children that they must put their book on the side at the beginning of the day in order to get it changed before going home. Remember to write in their record book so that I know how they are getting on.
We will be continuing to send home a weekly sound to be learnt as a part of the children’s phonics work, in preparation for the phonics screening test in June. Many of these will be sounds the children need to revise so it may be that they are repeating previously set sounds however, this is still supporting their learning. Spellings will be continuing.
Show and tell: This will still be on a Monday. Please try to monitor what your child is bringing into school. This should be something they can talk about to the class, as opposed to a toy.
Weather – now that we are getting warmer weather please could all the children bring in plain water in a named bottle, sun hat and sun cream applied at home before school (when necessary). We have regular drink times, during this time we play a familiar song to encourage everyone to get up and drink. This is really helping the children to know how often they should be drinking to stay hydrated.
Forest school will be continuing this term. A letter confirming dates will be sent out nearer the time.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to approach us at the end of the school day or make an appointment via the school office.
We look forward to working with you over this term.
Miss Hagger, Mrs Lawless and Mrs Martin
If you have internet access at home, these are really useful websites to support your child’s learning;
www.letters-and-sounds.com www.twinkl.co.uk https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/