Our Learning in Summer 1
In English this term, we are continuing to study 'Wonder'. We will be writing a complaint letter based on August's school tour. We will also be looking at persuasive writing and writing a brochure persuading someone to go on our residential to Whitemoor Lakes.
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar
This term, we will be revising ready for our SATs. We will be looking at word types, sentence types, modal verbs, punctuation and spellings. We will be looking at past papers and completing CGP activities.
We will have a spelling test on a Friday.
The spellings for each week will be glued in your child’s planner at the start of each term:
Week 1 - words with a soft 'c'
Week 2 - word families based on common words
Week 3 - word families based on common words
Week 4 – Statutory Spelling challenge words
Week 5 – word families based on common words
Week 6 – words that can be nouns and verbs
In Guided Reading, we are studying the book 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. We will be looking at characters and themes in the book but also answering comprehension questions based on these using our VIPERS
In Maths we are focusing on angles, geometry, translation, reflection of shapes and co-ordinates. We will also be focusing lots on revision as the children sit their SATs during this term. We will look back at work from the curriculum throughout the key stage and work lots on our arithmetic skills. Children will also continue to practise their arithmetic skills by using 'Hot Brain' in every maths lesson, with a focus on times tables, addition and subtraction, etc. It is important that the children know all of their times tables as this will help them in all lessons.
This half term, we will focus on:
• Short division and Long Division
• Long Multiplication
• Adding and subtracting fractions
Mental maths will be taught through the use of mental maths sessions, daily use of Freckle and ‘Hot Brain’ sessions where the children will focus on arithmetic style questions.
In Science, the children will be learning about ‘Light’
In this unit, we will be learning:
1. What is light and where does it come from?
2. What is reflection and how can we use it?
3. What is refraction and how can we use it?
4. How do we see light?
5. Where do different colours come from?
6. What are some uses of light?
In Geography, we are continuing our unit from Spring 2 - Globalisation. We will look further into where our clothes come from and what impact this has on trade and the economy. We will look at how globalisation affects food, where globalisation will lead us in the future and self-evaluate and look at how globalised our own lives are.
Religious Education (R.E.)
In RE, we will be looking at Easter and Pentecost. We will be focusing on the actions of the disciples after Jesus' Resurrection. We will also be looking at Confirmation preparation for the children who are taking their confirmation this year.
In Computing this half term, children will be looking at Creating media – 3D Modelling.
Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of using a computer to produce 3D models.
Learners will initially familiarise themselves with working in a 3D space, moving, resizing, and duplicating objects. They will then create hollow objects using placeholders and combine multiple objects to create a model of a desk tidy.
Finally, learners will examine the benefits of grouping and ungrouping 3D objects, then go on to plan, develop, and evaluate their own 3D model of a building.
In French this term, the children will be learning about French Sport and the Olympics.
The pupils will learn to conjugate the verb ‘aller’- to go, identify correct prepositions, learn sports vocabulary, how to express preferences plus the infinitive. They expand their knowledge of country names and develop their cultural knowledge of Pétanque, the Tour de France and the Olympics, consolidating their learning by writing a magazine article about participating in the Olympic Games.
Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)
In PSHE this half term, the children will be following the Life to the Full scheme. They will be completing the following units:
- LTTF: Created to love others
- Keeping safe
- Money Sense
- British Values
In preparing for Level ¾ LCM Ensemble Examination, classes will produce and demonstrate excellent ensemble skills, listening and evaluating their performance throughout. (NQF AS Level).
Physical Education (P.E.)
In PE this half term, the children will be focusing on cricket, multi-skills and leadership. They will be focusing on how to work in a team and using a certain amount of skills.
This half term, the children will be looking at design and graphic design.
They will be looking at:
- Lesson 1 – an introduction to graphic design
- Lesson 2 - Bauhaus: learning about an important graphic design movement
- Lesson 3 - Research a contemporary graphic artist and gather ideas
- Lesson 4 - Develop and apply learning in your own design piece
- Lesson 5 - Finishing touches and evaluation of graphic design work