Wednesday, 18 January 2017

January 2017

Happy New Year


Dear Parents,

 

We hope you have all enjoyed a lovely Christmas break and welcome to the start of the spring term. We have been really impressed with how hard your children are working already and we are looking forward to the term ahead.

This term we have one main topic which is ‘Fire and Ice.’ This is an exciting topic which incorporates a wide range of activities. As part of this topic children will learn about hot and cold countries of the world including climates, animals and habitats. We will compare these to our own locality.

 

For your information a brief outline of coverage across the whole curriculum for this term is included below.

 

English
In addition to daily practice of handwriting, spelling and grammar we will be focusing on the following text types
  • Narrative
  • Poetry
  • Information texts
Mathematics
In addition to regular practice of number bonds, problem solving and calculation we will be focusing specifically on the following areas:
·         Place value of two digit numbers
  • Addition and subtraction of two digit numbers
  • Charts and graphs
  • Recognition of coins and problem solving with money.
  • 2D and 3D shapes
Science
 
 
This term in Science we will be looking at animals and their habitats including food chains.
RE
This term in RE we will be exploring why some people are leaders, why was Jesus a leader and how did he instruct people to behave.
 
PSHCE
In PSHCE we will be exploring relationships
·         Kindness and anti-bullying
·         Mindfulness
·         Our strengths, goals and achievements
PE
Our PE sessions will be on Mondays with Jon, the PE coach. These sessions will focus on building skills for team games.
 
Art and Design
In art and design the children will be exploring a range of techniques, including observational drawing and watercolour. We will be looking at and responding to African artwork and applying the same techniques to create our own paintings.
 
ICT
In ICT we will be using the internet to research endangered animals and will write our own information texts in Microsoft Word.
 


 

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