Welcome to the Summer Term
We hope you all had a lovely Easter and had the chance to catch up with friends and family out and about.
The children have settled back into the school routine and are enjoying being back learning with their friends. This term our Connect Learning Questions are Rainforests: How can you help save our environment and Forests or caves: Where would you like to live? This will involve learning about rainforests, animals in their habitats and mountains. The texts we will be using in English support these themes and ideas. We will continue to develop the complexity of our writing across a variety of fiction and non-fiction text types,
We aim to focus on the four operations, and place value including fractions and decimals in Maths to embed children's fluency skills and prepare them for next year with a solid foundation for problem solving and reasoning.
For more information, please see our termly newsletter below.
Welcome to Spring Term 2021
During the spring term our connected curriculum topic is Ancient Egypt.
We will be learning about the culture and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians this includes locating Egypt and understanding the importance of the river Nile to the development of the country, the religious beliefs and beliefs about the afterlife, daily life, hieroglyphics including the important discovery of the Rosetta stone. In the English children will look at a range of Ancient Egyptian myths, The Scarab's Secret book by Christina Balit and also complete a unit on instructions focusing on mummification. This includes the fun activity of mummifying a tomato!
Maths is focusing on multiplication and division understanding the place value of numbers and the processes of the calculations to move towards using formal written methods. Then using multiplication knowledge to apply to measurement and finding the area before moving on to fractions.
In Science the children are learning about states of matter solids, liquids and gases and how they can be changed.
In RE the big question for the term is What kind of world did Jesus want? It looks at different stories from the New Testament they share ideas about what is meant to be a fisher of men, think about what Jesus was trying to teach people or the lessons they can learn from his stories. Then also look at what the world is like now and how it could be changed, what they or others can do for it to become more like the world Jesus wanted.
The term has started with most of us learning remotely from home and some children still in school. Everyone is trying really hard with their learning wherever they are learning from and show how resilient they can be. As many things are so different at the moment the PSHE is focusing on understanding feelings and emotions, how they can show them, manage them and the importance of sharing feelings to make sure we look after our wellbeing. Linked to all this they will also join by completing activities for the national event during Children's mental health week.