Welcome to Spring Term in Opal Class!

We hope you had a safe and relaxing Holiday break.

English

This term we will be reading the following texts: ‘Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age’ by Raymond Briggs, ‘Mouse Bird Snake Wolf’ by Dave McKean, ‘ The First Drawing’ by Mordicai Gerstein, ‘Quill Soup’ by Alan Durant and ‘Tom’s Sausage Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo.

Children will be exploring persuasive writing, diary entries, narratives and character descriptions.  Children will be developing their writing, reading and grammar skills.

Maths

This term, our topic will include, number and place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions of numbers, pattern recognition, problem solving, geometry angles and properties of shapes.

Science

Topic: Animals Including Humans

We will be learning about Animals including Humans. The children will develop an understanding of what is needed to grow, be active and maintain good health. We will also learn about the bones in our bodies and look at the similarities and differences between our skeletons and those of other animals.

History

Topic: A Journey Through Prehistoric Britain

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 and mapping UK monuments located in different counties and cities. We will study the settlement of Skara Brae and discover the importance of Stonehenge.

 PSHE

This term, we will be looking at the importance of physical health and wellbeing and what helps us to make good choices regarding this. We will then be looking at bullying and how we can ‘see it, say it, stop it’.

Cooking and Nutrition

This term, Opal Class will be preparing and baking Stone Age inspired Oat Cakes.

PE

This term, we will be learning the skills of basketball including throwing, catching, defending and intercepting. We will then learn the key skills required for tennis such as the ready position, racket control and hitting a ball. We will also practise yoga poses and techniques that will help to connect our minds and bodies.