Welcome to Summer term 2 Rainforest Class!

Welcome back to school Rainforest! I hope you’ve had a lovely May half term break. I am very excited for the fantastic learning opportunities we’ve got planned this summer term, including our new topic in Science, the Digestive System! And our exciting daily swimming lessons (17/06/2024-28/06/2024).

Our Enquiry Based Concepts this term is; The Rainforest.

The curriculum will be delivered through the following topics: –


Our English core texts this term is ‘Gregory Cool’ by Caroline Binch. The quality and rich texts will provide us the opportunity for all children to create and write an information booklet all about Tobago. Pupils will also be learning about the Olympics in Paris this year and writing a news report all about it.


This term, topics will includes shapes and interpreting graphs, where pupils will be able to use their reasoning and problem solving skills. We will also spend time revising our times tables in preparation for their multiplication check.


In R.E this term we will be exploring, Why is Liturgy important to many Christians. This will give pupils the opportunity to learn and think deeply about the different elements of the liturgy service and what differences it could make to a Christian’s life.


Our Science topic this term, we are learning about the, Digestive system. We will learn about human teeth and how our teeth compares to animals. We will also investigate the impacts of tooth decay and learn in depth about the digestive system. Have a look below at pupils research projects completed at home!


We will be focusing on Careers, financial capability and economic well being. Pupils will learn about how money can be borrowed but there are risks associated with this.  Also, pupils will learn about enterprises and what influences people’s decisions about careers.


This term we will continuing to focus on Computer Science. This includes the multiple scenes and dialogue using, scratch. Pupils will read and explore code more using different shapes. Also pupils will test and debug code and plan an algorithm for a dialogue.


This term we will doing, Athletics.  Athletics will be every Monday afternoon (please don’t forget your P.E kits on Mondays).  Every Friday morning will be P.E with Miss Rizzolo, focusing on Fitness. On Friday mornings, pupils can come into school already wearing their PE Kits (please don’t forget your school uniform on Fridays).


This term in music the children will be continuing to learn how to play the Clarinet. Pupils will learn with a solo instrument and learn how to read music. They will also develop their eye and hand coordination.


This term every Friday, the children will be learning the story, ‘Caperucita Roja’ (Little Red Riding Hood). In this unit, pupils will Sit and listen attentively to a familiar fairy tale in Spanish, use picture and word cards to recognise and retain key vocabulary from the story. Also, name and spell at least four parts of the body in Spanish as seen in the story.


This term, Art will be linked to our English text and pupils will have paint the landscape of a Rainforest, inspired by Henri Rousseau.

Class information

Homework will be set each Friday and is expected back, latest on the following Wednesday.

Please, remember to read and practice multiplication tables every night. Reading should be every day, for a minimum 20 minutes, with reading records being signed daily. Please also check Ping for any further updates.

Our Business enterprise is called: Pop Stars! Please come by and support our popcorn sale at the Summer Fair on Friday 12th July!