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Autumn Term 2016
Our first topic in Nursery this half term is called Homes and Houses, ‘Are all homes the same?’ We will be talking about all the different kinds of homes we can live in. The traditional story this half term will be The Three Little Pigs. We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year. After half term our topic will be People Who Help Us, this will range from the emergency services to lollipop people . We will also cover road safety. At the end of term we will learn about Spring and celebrate Easter.
And in F2 our topic is, ‘How are our homes different to animal homes?’
This half term we will be finding out how the homes that we live in our different to animal homes. The children will be learning about how homes are designed and built and will also be thinking about jobs and vehicles in the construction industry. They will have a chance to role play in our classroom B & Q shop and will investigate how to make a structure strong. As well as thinking about our homes, we will also be researching the homes that animals around the world live in. We will talk about the features of the animal homes and compare them to our own to answer our key question. Finally, we will celebrating Chinese New Year with food tasting and decoration making. Busy, busy, busy!
This term year 1’s focus will be on dinosaurs. In history the class will learn about the archaeologist, Mary Annings. In science, they will explore what makes something alive and examine the features and habitats of dinosaurs. In English, we will be developing sentence writing skills and encouraging a love of reading. In Maths, the class will be practising counting in 1’s,2’s, 5’s and 10’s to 100, saying 1 more and 1 less to any number to 100, number bonds to 10 and 20, as-well-as learning the features of 2D and 3D shapes. PE this term is multi-skills, where year 1 will use their body in different ways, including running, jumping and developing ball skills.
In the spring half term year 3 and 4 will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians. The children will be researching about how the Egyptians lived. They will get hands on in our Art lessons by creating Tutankhamen masks and exploring mummification. In Science we will be learning about forces and magnets. Year 3 and 4 will continue their daily spelling, reading and times tables. Any support at home with these would be greatly appreciated and would significantly help your child. Year 3 will have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, whilst year 4 will PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Music will continue on a Wednesday afternoon for both classes.
This half term Year 5 is venturing into Space and will be finding out how space travel has changed the way in which we view the world. We are hoping to design and make a moon buggy as well as investigating the work of a space artist. Electricity is our Science focus and we will be making circuits involving bulbs, buzzers and switches.
A reminder that swimming has started on Mondays. As a result PE has moved to Wednesday and Forest Schools on Thursdays. Earrings are not allowed to be worn for swimming or PE. Year 5 have started using their new reading diaries and their spelling/times tables books. Please encourage your child to read on a regular basis and to practise their spellings and times tables.
Y6 are studying an exciting new topic this half term – Space. We are blasting off the unit by reading and evaluating non – fiction texts in English, leading us into writing our own text about the fascinating planet of Mars. The new writing skills we gain will then help to devise and write about imaginary planets, complete with weird and wonderful weather, plant and animal life!
We are particularly looking forward to Science this half term – studying electricity. We hope to devise some exciting circuits, complete with buzzers and bulbs!
Afternoon booster sessions will continue in afternoon lesson times and this term sees the beginning of our after school booster sessions for some children in Y6. Both types of sessions, along with our daily Guided Reading, Writing and Maths lessons will ensure our Y6 children are prepared and ready for their series of tests in the summer term, and of course, prepare them for secondary school.
Please ensure you continue to read regularly with your child, support them with their spellings and times tables, and encourage them to complete their homework to the best of their ability.
Thank you for your support.