Love One Another
- Please can I remind parents to send in their child with a named water bottle so that they have access to a drink during lesson time.
- Can I also remind you to send in an old tee/shirt for Art and Craft projects.
Welcome back to the last half term before Summer. It has been a joy this week to come back from my maternity cover and get to know the children. They all seem so keen to learn and are excited about all the topics we will be covering over the last 7 weeks. Our theme this half term is ‘Space’, which is thematically linked through our literacy topic.
In Literacy the children will be exploring the story ‘The Man On The Moon’, a fun illustrated book which should capture the imagination of everyone.
The children will write about characters, settings to the story and retell the story in their own words using role play, video and writing.
Numeracy: Focus please support you child with memorising their number bonds to 10 and 20, x2 and x5 and x 10 tables
Calculations: Continue with addition and subtraction and focusing on sharing using space objects and props. Odd and even numbers, halving and doubling numbers to 20. Counting: Money through role play in our space role play area. Problem solving linked to measuring and time. 3d shapes and time.
Geography: In Geography the children will learn about travel, modes of transport, far and away and holiday destinations.
Creative: Our focus in Art and DT will be looking at a range of media linked to space the children will create moon paintings, 3d clay planets and use collage and a range of other materials.
They will use their creative skills to create pictures and models based on our literacy book.
In Design and Technology the children will be make plan and design a rocket for our character Bob.
The children will have an extended session of PE on a Wednesday. In PE the children will be learning tennis skills. Towards the end of term we will start our athletics work leading to sports day. Please can you ensure that the children have their PE Kits each week.
Science: The children will complete their topic on plants and then move onto materials which will link to out space topic. They will think about the materials that are used to make a space suit and build a space shuttle. What types of materials we may find out in space and what sort of rubbish Bob would find on his trip to the moon.
We will be focusing on learning parts of the computer and sequencing.
The children will be focusing on Pentecost and Sharing the life of Jesus.
Homework: There will be a slight change to homework, all homework will now be given out on a Thursday, please can this be handed in on a Wednesday. Please can you ensure that this is handed in on this day, so that I have time to mark it and prepare their next homework. Thank you.
Children will continue to receive literacy homework but will be linked to the sounds of the week. This will also support their handwriting. Spellings will be tested on Thursdays.
Numeracy homework will still be a consolidation of what they have been learning in the week.
This will come home on paper, the activities sent home can be quite short but please feel free to extend these to challenge your child.
Reading: Children will continue with group and guided reading whilst at school. Please can you ensure that you listen to your child read every night and ensure that their books are signed.
Regards Mrs Tibble