Welcome back to the Summer Term 2019.
OUR LEARNING CHALLENGE CURRICULUM
Over the next few weeks our class will be investigating the question -
What would happen to a World without bees?
Throughout this unit of work we will find out many facts about bees and how and why they are so important. Globally there are more honey bees than other types of bees and pollinating insects. They are the World's most important pollinator of food crops. Pollination is needed for plants to reproduce.
We will also explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and the part that plants play in the in the life cycle.
This learning challenge will ensure that the children have the opportunity to explore relevant skills, knowledge and understanding in Science, Geography, Computing and Art.
We will be learning about narrative forms in our writing. Characteristics of narrative writing include characters, setting, plot, build up, conflict or problem, point of view, solution and conclusion. The main stimulus for this unit of work will be the Roald Dahl story of Fantastic Mr. Fox. The children will use this story to 'magpie' ideas for their own creative narrative.
ARITHMETIC AND MATHEMATICS
We will continue to focus on the 4 rules needed for calculation, reasoning and understanding . The 4 rules are addition, subtraction , multiplication and division.
During the first part of the summer term we will be applying the four rules in our work on fractions. We will learn that fractions are part of whole shapes, objects, a set of objects and numbers. We aim to remember and understand what the numerator is and what the denominator is in a fraction.
Times tables will continue to be a strong focus in our learning.
PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays. Children are expected to have PE kits in school which consist of green shorts, T shirts and trainers, and children are also able to have jogging bottoms and sweatshirts available as outdoor PE will carry on as long as nothing falls from the sky! Long hair needs to be tied back, and earrings must be removed for health and safety reasons.
Mrs. White and the senior leadership team will be carrying out spot checks on school uniform every week. Children need to ensure they have white shirts, grey trousers or skirts, school jumpers or cardigans, school ties, school shoes and school socks.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION and PERSONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH and CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION
RE and PSHCE has been thought through carefully and the subject coverage is intended to be appropriate for our learners. It aims to help children learn about themselves, others and their rights and responsibilities.
In RE this term we will ask the question-
Why do people believe different things about how the World began?
The children will learn about different views regarding creation, including creation stories from different religions.
In PSHCE the children will demonstrate how they can be good listeners and reliable friends.
We use the popular 'Charanga' scheme to support the children's appreciation of music. We are currently enjoying the theme of 'Bringing us Together' through singing, rhythm listening and appraising.
Homework is handed out on THURSDAYS and collected in again on WEDNESDAYS. Every week the children will have spellings and times tables to practise and a task on mymaths. They will be tested weekly on spellings and times tables. Lots of children have already joined the 100 club, meaning they have achieved 100 calculations correct in 5 minutes. Children are expected to read five times a week with an adult noting it in their reading logs.