Opal Class Summer Curriculum letter 2019

Welcome to Summer Term in Opal Class

English 

This term we will be reading the following two texts: The ‘Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson and ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ by Michael Morpuugo. Children will be exploring non-fiction outcomes, information reports, adverts, narratives and poetry.  Children will be developing their writing, reading and grammar skills.

Maths

This term we will be revisiting our knowledge of the number system and place value. We will continue to solve problems involving the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will learn about fractions, time, position and direction.

Topic

Our History topic this term is Prehistoric Britain from ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’.

This will include Neolithic hunters and gatherers and early farmers. We will be exploring Iron Age settlements. We will be mapping UK monuments located in different counties and cities. We will study the settlement of Skara Brae and discover the importance of Stonehenge.

Science

In science we will be learning about Forces. How things move on different surfaces, magnetism, attraction, repulsion and comparing materials.

We will look at Light and Shadows and find patterns in the way that size of shadow changes. Learn that light is reflected from different surfaces.

RE

We will be learning about Buddhism, reflecting on their beliefs and exploring stories from the Faith. Explore  the question “Who is Jesus”

Computing

We will be learning to program using Beebots and scratch.We will continue to build our skills on using the laptops.

PE

This term in PE children will play competitive games, applying basic skills for attacking and defending. Children will continue to develop their strength, control and balance in athletics

Homework

Homework will be set each Friday and expected back on the following Wednesday. Remember to read every day and bring your signed reading logs to school every day. Keep practising all your 3, 4 and 8 times table.