This summer our topic is the Seaside.
We will be focusing on fiction texts and reading The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Rhonda Armitage in Literacy. We will analyse the author's vocabulary choices, using dictionaries and thesauruses to investigate unfamiliar words and make more exciting word choices in our writing. We will be describing characters, the story setting and writing our version of the story. Within SPAG we will be focusing on spelling days of the week and number names, using capital letters and full stops consistently. We will practise our phonics, reading and writing set 2 and 3 sounds within words.
In Mathematics we will be measuring using non-standard and standard measures and solving problems related to measure for example finding the difference between longest and shortest. We will be reading scales, jugs and tape measures using centimetres, millilitres and grams to measure capacity/volume, weight/mass, length and height. We will be learning to tell the time to o'clock and half past. We will be timing activities using seconds, minutes and hours.
We will continue to practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
History - In preparation for our trip to Blackpool (details to follow very shortly) we will be comparing the seaside resort of Blackpool from past to present .
ICT - being photographers looking at photographs online and learning how to take good photographs, editing our photos and creating a portfolio of our favourite images.
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RE - We are finding out about the special books within different religions and reading bible stories including Noah's Ark.
Art - We will be looking at the life and work of L.S. Lowry focussing on his work using water colours. We will develop our painting skills skills, blending and mixing water colours to create a seaside piece of art in the style of L.S. Lowry.
Geography - We will locate and name the four countries which make up Great Britain, name and locate their capital cities and the seas which surround them. We are going to look at how the UK is split into regions locating Timperley and Blackpool in the Northwest of England. We will recap on continent names and on which continent Great Britain is located. Identify physical and human features of Timperley and Blackpool investigating the differences between the two places and why. We will be developing our map skills, using and creating our own maps. Using compass directions to locate our position.
PHSE - We will look at how we can stay safe by managing risks inside and outside the home.
Our topic Super Heroes continues this term, only this term we will be looking at real life Super heroes, historic and more current figures.
We will be focusing on non-fiction texts. We will be finding out about Grace Darling in History and writing an information booklet about her in Literacy. We will also be writing instructions and letters. Within grammar we will be focusing on suffixes and prefixes this half term including un-, -est, -ed, -ing, plurals -es and s. We will be continuing to practise our phonics, especially our set 2 and 3 sounds.
In Mathematics our challenges include addition and subtraction, place value and measure which will include: time, capacity/volume, weight/mass, lengths and height.
We will be continuing to practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
History - Looking at famous historical superheroes including Florence Nightingale, Grace Darling,Tim Berners Lee and finding how their actions affect our lives today.
Design and Technology - We will be designing, building and evaluating a vehicle for a hero. It must have a moving part. Which mechanism will your vehicle have - a turning, hinge, lever or winding.
Science - Planting and growing, learning about different plants and trees found in the UK and the different parts to a plant.
RE - We are finding out what it takes to be a leader. Which leaders of people do you know and spiritual leaders of different religions including Hindu, Muslim, Christians and Jewish people. We will look at the Easter story.
Art - We will be looking at the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh, developing our drawing skills, using line drawings and shading to create a piece of art in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.
Exciting Enhancements to the Curriculum
This term we will continue our music lessons playing the ukele, please encourage the children to practise at home as it does make a difference to their performance during lessons.
Becky will be taking the class for drama where we will take part in tableaus developing our acting and improvisation techniques.
We had a fantastic trip to Dunham Massey, we became deer detectives, busy bees collecting pollen, budding botanists studying plants and orienteering around the park using a map to find key locations. A huge thank you to the parents who accompanied us; without you the trip would not have been possible; we hope you had as much fun as we did!
We had a lovely Easter treat when Charlene from Tesco came into school; she brought us hot cross buns and eggs to decorate.
A huge thank you to Charlene and Tesco we had a fabulous time.
On Tuesday 21/3/2017 our ukele tuition culminated in an amazing concert. We performed songs and played our ukeles in front of an appreciative audience. All those weeks of practise were worth it. In the words of Simon Cowell, we nailed it, we owned the stage - Britain's Got Talent here we come! A big thank you to all those parents who attended and an even bigger thank you to Miss Shipway from Trafford's Musical Service who made it all possible. Take a look at the pictures - we think you'll be impressed. Hopefully the videos will follow shortly.
Our topic this term has been all about India.
In Literacy we have been investigating non-fiction texts to find out information about India. We highlighted features of a non-fiction text, finding a title, contents page, index, glossary, captions, labeling and pictures. We wrote down facts we discovered. This week we are writing instructions how to make a 3d card.
In Mathematics we have been telling the time o'clock and half past times, recognising coins, adding amounts and finding different coins to match a price label.Learning number bonds to 10 and 20 using them to solve problems. This week we will be recognising, naming and describing the properties of 2d and 3d shapes.
Geography - finding the UK on a world map, naming the four countries which make up the UK. We found India on a world map, located the seven continents and named them all finding out on which continent the UK and India are located. We looked at the Northern and Southern hemisphere and what the equator is and how it affects a country's temperature.
Design and Technology - We tasted samosas, identified the ingredients and designed our own vegetable samosas. We finally made them and tasted them ready for the final evaluation.
Science - We investigated seasonal changes and temperature in the UK and compared them to India.
RE - Vishakh and Krish talked to the class about their Hindu beliefs, they knew lots of the gods and were able to tell us how they celebrated Diwali. We read the story of Rama and Sita and sequenced the story. We compared the Hindu festival of Diwali to the Christian Christmas celebrations. We wrote the story of the Nativity.
We have been practising our Nativity performance 'A Midwife Crisis' we are looking forward to performing our special dances as Innkeepers and Sheep.
Autumn 1 - Who did it?
Literacy - Reading the Julia Donaldson story What the Ladybird Heard and its sequel What the Ladybird Head Next. We will be sequencing the story, writing sentences, captions and speech bubbles, spotting rhyme and alliteration. Developing character profiles, through drama, writing descriptions using adjectives to create wanted posters. We will also be writing book reviews and comparing texts. .
Numeracy - Looking at place value, ordering numbers, comparing numbers, addition and subtraction. We will also be developing our positional language by giving directions.
Music - Creating and appraising music for the Pink Panther movie.
History - Finding out about the history of the police force, with a particular focus on Robert Peel.
Geography - Knowing where London and Manchester are located on a map of the United Kingdom.
Art - Finding out about the work of American artist Judith Anne Braun and creating artwork with our fingers using the medium of charcoal, in her style using symmetry and abstraction.
French - Learning to have a conversation - saying hello, how are you? What are you called? and responding to the questions. Learning the names of parts of the face and numbers to 20.
Science - Investigating our senses. Understanding basic human needs, what we need to survive and stay healthy. Investigating the effect of exercise on the body and finding out if there is a relationship between hand and foot size.
Computing - Sending and receiving emails to support a police investigation.
RE - Thinking about what makes us special. Finding out about what we believe and other peoples beliefs
PE - Doing multi skills and learning about the effect exercise has on our bodies. We will also be having Street Dance.