Summer Term 2021
Let's get growing
The final term is here and it is a very busy one, so please keep your eye on the Weekly Words and website for all the information you will need.
This term our main topic is ‘Growing’ along with a number of mini topics as suggested by the children as we go through the term.
Within this topic we will be learning about everything that grows. We will be exploring human growth, plant growth, animal growth with a particular interest in the life cycle of some animals. We will be having visits from a variety of creatures, watching caterpillars metamorphose into butterflies, planting seeds and bulbs and learning about where our food comes from. It will be an action packed end to the year.
We will get out and about on a few trips. If covid stops us travelling further afield, we will be visiting a number of local places of interest. Watch this space!
There will be a wonderful water day in July, this will a fun day based on water. We will be doing water science, water geography, water maths, water art, water D &T and, of course, a water fight! More details to follow.
English / literacy
Most children have made incredible progress this year thanks to the effort and regular reading they have done at home. We will continue to look at and use our sound knowledge to read and write words. We will be developing our cursive handwriting and attempting to write simple sentences. Alongside this we will also be continuing to learn the High Frequency Words. Please continue to read on a regular basis with your child – it is already noticeable the difference between those who read very regularly and those who do not.
In Numeracy will be developing our number skills by looking at and counting numbers to 20 and beyond. Writing numerals 0 – 20. Working on addition and subtraction. Exploring 3D shapes and attempting to re-create patterns. We will also continue to develop our shape and space language and attempt to solve mathematical problems.
During this term the children will also have many opportunities to meet Mrs Drinkwater (class 2 teacher). Mrs Drinkwater will also be doing some activities in class 1 with the children towards the end of the term.
This will be a highlight of the week and will be led by the children and facilitated by the staff each week. We will start this on the 22nd April. As the weather improves it would be great if the children could also keep a set of old clothes in school to use, this will be cooler than the waterproofs. Please bring these in on the 22nd April. Please remember long sleeves and no shorts / skirts as there are still stinging nettles in Forest school.
One final note:
Hopefully the weather will continue to improve this term. The children MUST HAVE A SUNHAT IN SCHOOL as we do spend a lot of time outside and it is not fair if they have to stay inside.
Things to bring to school
PE Kit – Stays in school and sent home to wash if dirty and/or at the end of each half term.
Wellington boots and old clothes – Stay in school.
Water bottle with water in.
Lunch box – if needed.
When cold and wet – coat and if needed cold weather clothes.
When hot – hat and sun cream
In Book bag – Friday :
Reading Folder & Home school liaison book.
In Book bag – Monday:
Please do not forget that I am always happy to chat and the class email is open to answer any questions/queries you have.