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The Seaside

The Seaside


Our new topic for the Summer term is The Seaside! Get your smart sunglasses and thinking caps packed and ready to learn about the different areas of the curriculum through this super sunny theme.


As readers and writers of English we will be:

  • Exploring the story of The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage.
  • Creating artwork to illustrate this story using collage techniques.
  • Exploring non-fiction texts about different types of animals; birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
  • Revising Set 3 sounds in phonics.
  • Practising alternative sounds for spelling and tricky spelling rules.
  • Practising letter and number formation as part of handwriting.
  • Sequencing events from a story.
  • Acting out different scenes and exploring what each character is like.
  • Writing sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
  • Applying our phonic knowledge to segment and blend to read and write sentences.


As Mathematicians we will be:

  • Recapping how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Describing turns and positions as part of geometry.
  • Counting forwards and backwards to 100.
  • Looking at the hundred square.
  • Partitioning and comparing numbers to 100.
  • Ordering and finding one more and one less with numbers to 100.
  • Recognising notes and coins and counting in coins.
  • Using language of before, after and dates to explain time.
  • Telling the time to the hour and to the half hour.
  • Writing and comparing time.


As Scientists we will be:

  • Learning to describe the structure of a fish and naming some common types of fish.
  • Exploring the life of the famous marine biologist Rachel Carson.
  • Learning to describe the structure of amphibians and naming some common types of amphibians.
  • Learning to describe the structure of reptiles and naming some common types of reptiles.
  • Learning to describe the structure of birds and naming some common types of birds.
  • Learning to describe the structure of mammals and naming some common types of mammals.
  • Recognising the basic needs of animals to survive
  • Exploring plants and animals that live in a sand dune habitat and how they are adapted to this environment.
  • Exploring plants and animals that live in a rock pool habitat and how they are adapted to this environment.
  • Exploring plants and animals that live in a coastal cliff habitat and how they are adapted to this environment.
  • To recognise that some foods and drinks contain ingredients that are not good for our bodies.


As Geographers we will be:

  • Locating and identifying the four countries of the United Kingdom on a map.
  • Naming and locating the capital cities of the UK and finding Manchester on a map of the UK
  • Learning the name and location of the seas and ocean surrounding the UK.
  • To discuss the different types of environments that people can visit and describe what they are like (town, village, city, countryside, seaside), with a key study of a local seaside resort.
  • Learn about the key features of a seaside resort.
  • Find out about the human and physical features of a coastal resort.  
  • Using compass points to move around a map. 


As Historians we will be:

  • Exploring what going to the seaside in the past was like.
  • Asking questions and finding answers about holidays in the past.
  • Learning about what people did at the seaside in the past.
  • Exploring how and why holidays have changed over time.


As Artists we will be: 

  • Learning about the famous artist Eileen Downes.
  • Exploring how to cut, fold/overlap, glue and trim materials
  • Designing and making a beach collage
  • Evaluating our final piece of artwork


As Design Technicians we will be:

  • Learning about different types of bags
  • Exploring the life of a famous bag designer Cath Kidston
  • Researching and testing different ways of joining materials
  • Learning how to sew two pieces of fabric together
  • Designing and making a beach bag


As part of our studies of Religious Education and PSHE we will be:

  • Asking the big question what does it mean to belong to a faith community?
  • Exploring different religious symbols and meanings.
  • Learning about different religious traditions.
  • Discussing our 'good and not so good feelings' and our 'big feelings' and how they impact our behaviour.


As Musicians we will be:

  • Learning vocal warm ups.
  • Learning rhythms and how to play them on the ukelele.