Summer Term 1
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.
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.
In preparation for our trip to Blackpool we will be comparing the seaside resort of Blackpool from past to present . We will be looking at how the seaside has changed over time, including the entertainment, clothing, transport and buildings.
We will be being photographers looking at photographs online and learning how to take good photographs, editing our photos and creating a portfolio of our favourite images.
We are finding out about the special books within different religions and reading bible stories including Noah's Ark.
We will be finding out about different types of animals and what group they belong to. We will also find out about where different animals live and we will investigate a range of habitats.
Design and Technology
We will design and make a Punch or Judy for our own puppet show. This will be linked to our seaside topic.
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.
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.
We will look at how we can stay safe by managing risks inside and outside the home.
We will take part in street dance with Becky and we will be learning an 'Under the sea' dance.We will also develop our athletics skills.
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.