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Our topic this half term is ‘Long, Long, Ago’
Religious Education is central to all that we do and Collective worship and celebration are an essential part of this. Please pray with your children at home and help them learn the school prayers and the Our Father.
The children will be learning about ‘Special People’ which is linked to our ‘Local Church’. They will be thinking of special people close to them at home and in their community. The children will also learn about all the special people that are part of the parish family, as well as reading stories about Jesus and the special people that were part of his life.
The children will be doing lots of reading as a class, in a group and individually. This half term they will be reading a variety of traditional tales and answering questions about them. They will discuss what traditional tales have in common. The children will continue to read lots of new words on sight and use their phonic knowledge to sound out new words. They will be encouraged to develop their comprehension skills by retelling / discussing texts they have read, predicting what might happen in a story and begin to make inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.
The children will be constructing exciting sentences using adjectives and building up their use of punctuation. They will also be using conjunctions (joining words) to extend their sentences. The children will have opportunities to write creatively based on traditional stories they have read in class using all the skills they have learnt so far (adding adjectives, conjunctions and using punctuation correctly).
Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation
The children will learn how to use ‘and’ ‘because’ ‘but’ and ‘so’ to join words and clauses.
They will be learning how to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark. They will add adjectives to make their writing more interesting.
We will be continuing with Phase 5 and the children will continue to apply what they have learnt in Phases 2-4. Phase 5 will be looking at different ways of spelling the same sound (eg. ay in day and ai in snail) as well as different ways of pronouncing the same spelling of sounds (eg. ie in fried and ie in thief). Please keep practising the sounds that are sent home.
The children will revisit place value and the children will continue to partition numbers into tens and ones. Problems solving involving addition and subtraction will also be a focus this half term and the children will be encouraged to talk about how they have solved them. We will also learn about length and height and start to apply this in every day situations.
The children will be planning and giving instructions to make a programmable toy move.
Art + Design
We will be creating and designing pictures/models using recycled materials.
We will be looking at Homelife and Schools during the Victorian times. We will be making comparisons between past and present and also learning about what life was like in the Victorian times through photos and different artefacts.
The children will be developing their skills in games. We will be covering two units: Ball Skills and Games and Throwing and Catching. The children will develop various ball skills and work in teams and partners using a range of equipment.
Once we return to school Mrs Hoskins will be joining the class every Wednesday morning! They will learn how to use their voices creatively and expressively by singing a variety of topic related songs and they will have opportunities to play instruments musically.
This half term in PSHE we will be covering the following talk topics: Getting On and Falling Out, Keeping Safe and Well, and our Differences.
If you have any queries or questions, please do let me know on Google Classroom or request a phone call. 🙂