Hello! I hope you all had a good summer holiday! It’s great to have the children back and I am looking forward to getting to know all of themJ. This term we will be learning all about Plymouth- in particular the coast and Dartmoor! Our class book will be ‘Whales’ which is a super picture book! All of the children’s English will be linked to this book and some of their topic learning too! We will be writing a story based around the mysterious journey from the book.
In maths, the children will be focusing on the recovery curriculum, in particular place value and revising lots of skills we may have forgotten over the summer holiday J From the get go, we will be heavily focusing on times tables – so any learning of these at home would be greatly appreciated!
During Geography, we will be locating places on a world map and globe. These places will also include the world oceans and in particular where different species of whales can be located. Once we are confident with this, we will be following a route on a large scale map. The children will be carrying out a comparative study between Devon and Yorkshire too, we will be look at the physical and human characteristics of each place and comparing them. In order to really learn about these places we will be cooking scones and Yorkshire puddings! Yum!
Miss Corbett will be concentrating on science and the children will be learning all about living things and their habitats.
During the Arts, we will be learning to draw whales and uses intricate patterns to decorate them. We will be learning about the art technique of pointillism and imitating an image of the Plymouth lighthouse using this technique.
Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and would need to be back by the Tuesday please J Many thanks for all your support.
Miss Northcott and Miss Corbett