Summer Term in Sapphire Class
Hello Sapphire Class and welcome back to school!
This Summer Term is going to be very exciting, filled with lots of fun learning. Our topic this term is Our Planet – ‘A View from Space’ and we have two exciting concepts of enquiry to explore and investigate. Our concept of enquiry for Summer 1 will be Togetherness – What makes the United Kingdom united? And for Summer 2 our concept of enquiry will be Fulfilling Future – We need to care for the living world around us.
In Maths, we will learn how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and will learn the first stages of multiplication & division (making equal groups and sharing equal groups). We will learn about fractions and will make halves and quarters in practical ways. In geometry we will describe turns and positions. We will continue to learn about place value and we will count forwards and backwards within 100, order numbers and compare numbers. We will also learn about time and money.
We will finish off the term consolidating our learning by building on our fluency and using reasoning and problem-solving skills.
We will continue to develop our amazing writing skills in English and will use quality, exciting picture books as a stimulus to produce excellent final written pieces. Our core books will be; ‘Look Up’ by Nathan Bryon, ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon, ‘Ruby’s Worry’ by Tom Percival and ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. Over the term we will write a biography, setting description, narrative, letter, pamphlet, poster, diary entry, narrative and a fact file.
We will continue to have daily phonics and we will begin our Lightening Squad sessions to help us with our reading.
Topic – A view from Space
We will pretend to be astronauts and view our planet from space. We will describe what we can see from our spaceship and will learn about the countries and capital cities of the UK. We will learn key geographical vocabulary and important skills such as using maps, atlases and globes. We will pretend to visit the four nations, learning about their key physical and key human features. We will also learn about important historical figures, such as Mae Jemison.
Science – Exploring Our Garden
This term in Science we will explore our garden and look for different plants growing. We will name the plants and observe how they grow and change. We will draw and label plants and create a plant collage artwork. We will also grow our seeds and keep a diary.
In Spring Term 1 in PSHE our topic will be Mental health and emotional wellbeing: Feelings. We will learn about our feelings and things that make us feel happy and sad. In Spring Term 2 our topic will be Careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing: My money. We will learn about different jobs and what we would like to do when we grow up.
In Summer term 1 we will ask and explore the big question – What is it like to live as a Jewish person? and in Summer term 2 we will ask Why did Jesus tell stories?