Welcome back to our Summer Term! We hope you have enjoyed your Easter holidays.
We start with the familiar story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ will form the basis of our topic: ‘How does your garden grow?’ Class RC will spend this half-term growing a variety of vegetables and flowers in our class garden. We have entered a national potato competition and are presently growing our own potatoes. We shall continue to plant a variety of seeds to grow vegetables which we shall enjoy eating later on! The children will each have responsibility for taking care of our garden and have the pleasure of watching the plants grow. Subsequently, the children will discover what a plant needs in order to grow and be able to name the different parts..
Enjoy these website links and learn more about growing plants and eating healthily:
In our Literacy lessons we will be writing some instructions about how to plant a seed. Also, we will be enjoying various Fairy Tales including the 3 little pigs. We shall use this story as a model to create our own Fairy Tales. We will act out various fairy tales in our role-play, small world and puppet theatre.
Also, in Literacy, we will follow instructions for planting seeds and learn to write our own instructions. We will take the opportunity to write labels for our garden plants. We will learn to find answers to our questions by locating information in non-fiction texts and by searching on the Internet
In our Maths we will be learning how to create repeating patterns, add and subtract using counting on and back, teen numbers and doubles.
Our RE topic looks at ‘Good News’ including the Bible Story of ‘The Good Samaritan’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdaOyhfVDb4
In our PSED lessons we will focus on ‘Relationships’ within our families and with our friends. We will learn how to be a good friend.
During our PE lessons we shall practice our throwing and catching skills including being able to aim and hit a target.
Our Art lessons will focus on our weaving skills and hope to make a basket for Little Red Riding Hood.
In Design and Technology we shall enjoy the story of the Gingerbread Man and find a way to help him to cross the river without getting eaten or wet!
Our Technology we shall be finding the different ways that technology is used in the home and in school.
Also, in People and Communities we shall be looking at the similarities and differences between ourselves and our friends. Each child will be asked to bring in 3 items that that are important to them and as we share them the children will be encouraged to see similarities and differences. We shall be celebrating those things that make us different and those things we share with our friends.
As we pursue the many areas of learning the children’s own interests and ideas will direct our learning journey.
Important things to remember:
- Your child should bring a reading bag to school daily.
- Each Friday new phonics, tricky words, spellings and reading books will be put into your child’s reading bag. Please ensure that your child’s Reading Record Book, Spelling book and Reading Book are brought into school every Friday.
- Homework - please support your child to read their book, spellings, phonics and tricky words every day. Please sign your child's reading book each time they read at home so that they can jump along our class reading Rainbow.
- If your child is now 5 years old you will need to pay for them to have milk.
- If your child wishes to have a slice of toast each Thursday you will need to pay 20p.
- Remember we cannot take cash to pay for snacks and milk.
- Please ensure your child brings a water bottle each day (especially as the weather gets warmer).