Welcome back to a new term. I hope you all had a lovely Easter and managed to enjoy the sunshine.
This term, our new topic will be about explorers and finding out about the lives of significant explorers throughout history.
In our Maths sessions, KS1 will be focusing on Money, Time and Fractions. Whereas reception will be working on place value, addition and subtraction and learning to tell the time.
With regards to English, all children will continue to work on their current phonics phase, as well as completing a daily writing task in there literacy session. KS1 children will continue to work on ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’, whereas the reception children will be focusing on poetry, in addition to continuing to work on sentence structure.
Our science sessions this half term will be focusing on food. The children will be learning about healthy eating, the different food groups as well as discovering what part of plants certain foods come from. The children will also have the opportunity to do a little cooking/baking.
Our PE sessions will continue to be on a Monday afternoon. This half term we will be focusing on gymnastics.
This half term in R.E we are learning all about Islam. We will be finding out what a Muslim is, who Muhammad was (PBUH) and who Allah is. In place of R.E for reception – The children will kick off this half term by marking the 95th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. We will write birthday cards to her, design our own crowns, learn about Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London and recreate these using building blocks. At the end of the half term, the children will be tasked with the challenge of finding the missing crown jewels, which have been stolen from the tower.
This term in our Learning for Life lessons, we will be exploring how families can be different, the characteristics and impact of positive friendships; learning that issues can be overcome and how people show feelings differently.
I look forward to a very exciting term.