Hello Onyx Class! I hope you and your families are all happy, healthy and safe. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting Summer Term!

English

This term in English reading ‘Hugo Cabret’ by Brian Selznick and ‘The Kites Are Flying’ by Michael Morpurgo. From these text we will produce diary entries, recounts, character descriptions and then our own short story. In addition to this, we will be working on spelling, handwriting and grammar and looking at a number of stand-alone texts in  reading comprehension lessons to help prepare us for our transition to secondary school.

Maths

This term we are going to be revising all areas of learning that we covered this year. There will be a real focus on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and additionally shape and geometry. We will consolidate and then build on our Maths knowledge and apply these skills to real life problems. Remember, it is really important that your child can confidently recall multiplication and division facts.

Topic

Onyx Class will be learning about and comparing different places around the world with a special focus on Europe and South America. We will find similarities and differences between where we live and a number of intriguing locations.

Science

Science we will be looking at ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’. We will describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.

RE (Religious Education)

This term we will be learning about what it means to be a Buddhist. 

PE (Physical Education)

This Summer Term, we will be preparing for Sports Day and interschool athletics. In addition to this, we will be playing lots basketball and football.

Computing

In computing lessons we will be using online applications to learn about communication and creativity. We will also be programming environments using Kodu. In online safety lessons we will be looking at how to stay safe online at secondary school.