Class 4 = Netherlands     Class 5 = Denmark

Mrs Hunter

Teacher

Miss Morgan

Teacher

Mr Potter

Teacher

Mrs Martin

Teaching Assistant

Miss Thomas

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bell

SEN Teaching Assistant

Mrs Marlow

Reading Ranger

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  Our PE days are Wednesday & Friday. 

A Better Start to Reading | edX

Our book change day is a Tuesday.

Our key texts for this term are:

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark –          Jill Tomlinson
Charlotte’s Web 
– E.B. White

Useful links

Bug Club (Reading)
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-610&c=0#bugclub_contextual  

Phonics Play (fun phonics games)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

Top Marks (Maths games)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/place-value-odd-and-even 

Storynory – Free Audio Stories

https://www.storynory.com/ 

The Literacy Shed – amazing pictures and short videos to inspire writing and reading

https://www.literacyshed.com/ 

Oxford Owl – Free ebooks, maths activities and games. There are also useful hints and tips on how to support your child’s learning at home.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

Number to 10 and 20 practice

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Maths Place Value game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

 

Term 4 Summary

We are very excited to share our learning for Term 4 with you.

In our English learning this term we will spend the first few weeks looking at a wonderful book written by Nick Butterworth- One Snowy Night. We will immerse the children in the text through actions, role play, exploring feelings, character description and high lighting and expanding on key vocabulary. 

Towards the second part of the term we will be exploring rhyme and poetry. One of the main authors we will be looking at will be Julia Donaldson. 

In Maths, we will be continuing our learning about length and height. We will also further develop our understanding of place value, including counting across 100, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and identifying one more and one less.

We will then introduce the concept of time. We will be learning how to tell the time to the hour and half past using analogue clocks. We will then develop our understanding of weight and volume using the language of mass, capacity and volume.

In Science, we will be developing our understanding of animals. We will be learning all about the different animal groups, how to sort and classify animals based on their features and identify characteristics specific to mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. We will be identifying and sorting animals as carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also be learning about a famous scientist, Jane Goodall, and how her findings developed scientific understanding. 

In Geography, we will be exploring the main question of ‘What is the weather like in the UK?’ We will be answering this question through:

  • Where is the UK?
  • What are the four seasons?
  • What are the compass directions?
  • What is the weather like today?
  • Is the weather the same everywhere in the UK?
  • How do people prepare for the weather?

 

In Art, we will be developing our understanding of collage. We will be using a variety of techniques to create a collage landscape picture using materials to create texture.

In Design and Technology, we will be designing, making and evaluating our own moving pictures. We will be learning how to create a sliding mechanism.

This term we will also be doing Jigsaw learning about ‘Celebrating Difference’. In PE we will be developing our Gymnastics and Skipping Skills. Next, in Computing we will be learning how to be safe online, by learning all about being kind to each other online, in the same way we are in person, whilst also continuing to improve our information technology skills!

Term 3 Summary

Maths

To start Term 3 off we will be recapping our learning on place value. Each week we will focus on aspects of the following…

  • counting to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, and then from any given number
  • counting, reading and writing numbers to 100 in numerals.
  • counting in multiples of twos, fives and tens
  • identifying one more and one less than a given number using our Charlie Crocodile symbols.
  • identifying and representing numbers using objects and pictures and a number line
  • using the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least to describe numbers and amounts.
  • reading and writing numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

 

During Weeks 3, 4 and 5 we will be recapping our learning about addition and subtraction and learning how to solve more complex problems involving them. We will also be having a really big push on learning our number bonds to 10 and 20 so if your child still hasn’t got their badge please practise at home lots and let us know when you think they’re ready to be tested! 😊

During Week 6, to wrap up our Term 3 learning, we will be focusing on measurement. We will be learning how to compare, describe and solve practical problems that involve length and height.

English

This term we will be starting off by recapping our Winter holiday. We will be sharing our news, discussing the events and then writing a recount!

We will then move on to a fabulous story called Chapatti Moon by Pippa Goodheart. We will use this story to inspire our learning and will even make some of our very own Chapattis! Following this, we will then write instructions to inform others on how to make chapattis successfully!

We will then read ‘The Three Little Super Pigs’ where we will be learning to retell a familiar story in different ways. We will use Talk for Writing to learn the story and look for ways to innovate and change it!

History

In History, we will be answering the question ‘How Have Toys Changed?’. To do this, we will be exploring the following questions:

  • What is your favourite toy?
  • Did your parents and grandparents play with the same toys as you?
  • What were toys like in the past?
  • What is similar and different about toys now and in the past?
  • How have teddy bears changed over time?
  • How have toys changed?

 

We will be exploring our favourite toys, inviting parents and grandparents in to share their favourite toys and exploring what is the same and different.

We will be exploring the concepts of chronological awareness, similarities and differences and sources of evidence.

Design Technology- During this topic we will be learning about being healthy and eating healthy foods. The children will have the opportunity to design and make some fruit kebabs and learn about food hygiene.

Art- In Art this term we will be looking at the skill of printing. We will be focusing on the artist Banksy. We will be looking at ‘The girl with the balloon’ painting and exploring it in more detail. 

 

RE : We will be exploring this question-  Is Shabbat important to Jewish people? 

This term we will also be doing Jigsaw, learning about ‘Healthy Me.’ In PE we will be developing our Gymnastics and Games Skills. 

In Computing we will be learning how to ‘be secure’ whilst using the internet. We will also be exploring the world of coding during our enrichment lessons.  Alongside these lessons we will continue to practise logging onto the computer independently as well as further developing our information technology skills!

Term 2 Summary

In our English learning this term as well working on our  sentence writing skills we will be looking at two books.  Beegu and Goram and Ghyston: The Bristol Giants. We will learn actions to the stories to help us remember and retell what happens and then have a go at writing our own versions.

Our Maths lessons next term will focus on adding and subtracting numbers and then moving onto developing our understanding of money.

In Geography, we will be answering the question ‘What is it like here?’

We will be exploring this overarching question by exploring:

  • Where in the world are we?
  • What can we see in our classroom?
  • What can we find in our school grounds?
  • Where are the different places in our school?
  • How do we feel about our playground?
  • Can we make our playground even better

In Science, we will be learning about Everyday Materials. We will be covering this by exploring these headings:

  • Naming materials
  • Material detectives
  • Introduction to properties
  • Is it absorbent?
  • Is it waterproof?
  • Is it tough?

In Design and Technology we will be creating our own decorations. We will be following the plan, do, review cycle.

In Art we will be exploring sculpture. We will be using Beegu as our inspiration to build our very own clay alien. We will also looking at Grayson Perry’s Alien Baby sculpture to inspire our learning.

In Music, we will be using ‘Colonel Hathi’s March’ to explore beat, pitch, timbre and composition. We will also be responding to the music through movement.

This term we will also be doing Jigsaw learning about ‘Dreams and Goals.’. In PE we will be developing our Gymnastics and Games Skills. 

In Computing we will be learning how to be alert online, recognising what’s safe and what isn’t, whilst also continuing to improve our skills of logging onto the computer independently and our information technology skills!

Term 1 Summary

Welcome back!

This term we will be introducing ‘Gem Power’, our whole school approach to building resilience, focus, teamwork and independence when learning. 

We are also going to focus on our whole school learning skills and highlight where we can find these in our learning:

  • Show resilience
  • Can work in teams
  • Communicate effectively
  • Always show curiosity
  • Are ready to learn
  • Make connections
  • Show creativity
  • Take responsibility
  • Can be independent learners
 

We will also be introducing our Reading Rewards, where the children can earn free books for being amazing readers. The initial target is 30 reads. Hopefully we can give out some free books by the end of term!

Now the children have entered Key Stage 1, their learning will be based on the National Curriculum. This means that they will be explicitly learning subjects such as History, Science and Geography. We will be discussing what these are with the children, understanding why we learn them and the concepts for each subject.

Our History topic this term is ‘How am I making History? We will be exploring our personal history, introducing historical phrases and concepts and investigating the childhood of one of our older school members. Our key questions are:

  • What is my history?
  • How can I find out more about myself?
  • How are special events remembered?
  • What was it like for children in the past?
  • What have I learnt about childhood in the past?
  • How am I making history?
 

In Science we will be exploring ‘Seasonal Changes’. We will be naming and ordering the four seasons, the weather associated with each season and how the length of the day changes throughout the year. Our lessons will focus on:

  • Wonderful weather
  • Seasonal activities
  • How do trees change?
  • Daylight hours
  • Observing over time
  • Weather reports

We will also be exploring the Seasons in English using the text ‘Seasons’ by Hannah Pang. We will use this text to inspire us to write fact files and develop our understanding of non-fiction books.

In our other English learning this term, we will also be exploring how we are all special and unique. We will be using the text ‘Super Me’ to develop our understanding of fiction books and using this to write simple sentences. We will also explore Black History month using the text ‘Coming to England’ by Floella Benjamin. We will explore the History of the author, their journey to England and then write descriptive sentences.

In Maths we will be developing our understanding of place value, including identifying one more/less, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and using the language of more/less/equal. We will also be exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

In RE we will be exploring the question ‘Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?’.

Our PE learning this term will focus on team building games outside where we will be developing our Gross and Fine Motor skills, communication and teamwork. The children will also be learning Gymnastic skills with our PE specialists on Tuesday afternoons.

We will be introducing ‘Interland’ to the children in our Computing learning this term. This programme of learning develops the children’s understanding of safety when using technology. The children will also be exploring coding.

Although MFL is not taught in KS1, we will be introducing our children to some French words and phrases, such as ‘bonjour’ and ‘au revoir’.