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Guillemots

Term 4

 

Our Topic this term will be

The Big Smoke!

 

We will be learning about London both now and at the time of the Great Fire of London. We will write stories and poems about visiting different parts of London, write information about London and learn all about why the Great fire of London is a significant part of history.

In our Design and Technology, we will be investigating wheels and Axels and linking this to London Transport!

In the lead up to Easter we will be finding out more about the Easter Story when we learn more about Christianity.

        Within our maths we will be looking at shape and fractions whilst also trying to keep up our fluency practise with multiplication and division!

Many Thanks, Mrs Dinham

 

This term our Class Priorities are:

Writing:

-segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many correctly  

-learning new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are already known, and learn some words with each spelling, including a few common homophones  

-learning to spell common exception words  

-learning to spell more words with contracted forms  

-distinguishing between homophones

-add suffixes to spell longer words, e.g. –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly   

 

Maths:

21. Recognise, find, name and write fractions  1/3,  1/4, 2/4  and 3/4  of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.

22. Write simple fractions for example, 1/2  of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of  2/4 and  1/2.

Term 2: Ice Ice Baby

 

This term we will be learning about cold habitats and linking this with science learning. We will be learning about the animals that live in Antarctica and how they survive the cold! In our geography learning we will be looking at where places are located on maps and globes and how that decides their climate. Then within our history learning we will find out about the treacherous journey that Robert Falcon Scott took to Antarctica.

As well as this, we will be preparing for a digital Nativity, where we will find out more about the Christmas Story.

In our ICT and Art learning we will be exploring digital art!

In maths this term we will be working more on addition and subtraction, as well as developing our understanding of money.

 

Class Priorities

English

 

Objectives/ key skills to address these priorities this term

Subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but).

Maths

 

Objectives/ key skills to address these priorities this term

Applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods in addition and subtraction.

 

 

Term 1: Feeling Hot Hot Hot!

 

This term our learning will be based around The Caribbean, and specifically St Lucia. We will be using our geography knowledge and maps skills to find out more about where it is located in the world, whilst learning about the locations of the continents and the oceans. We will be comparing the climate in St Lucia to ours and making links to our positioning in the world. Also, our science learning will help us find out about the types of habitats and animals found in hot countries.

We will also be looking at the food grown and eaten there, and will be tasting and making some of our own creations! Look out for our Pea Pod sale towards the end of the Term!

We will be getting creative too, looking at landscape artists and painting our own Caribbean scenes, listening to and appreciating some Caribbean Reggae music and having a go at a Caribbean dance!

Busy Busy!! Fun, Fun!

As well as all this, we will be writing our own stories and information texts trying to use all our Year 1 writing skills and learning new Year 2 skills. In maths, we will focus on place value, addition and subtraction!

Our PE day this term will be Monday J Children can come dressed in kits.

 

Mrs Dinham

Class Priorities Term 1

English

Areas to consider:

  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Handwriting

form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another

  1.            start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left un-joined
  2.            write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters
  3.            use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.

Maths

Areas to consider:

  • Number facts
  • Reasoning to solve  problems in a range of formats
  • Times Tables
  • Challenging Higher Ability

 

10. Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

 

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