I hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the jubilee celebrations. We will be continuing our topic of ‘The Great Fire of London’ in years 1 and 2 for a couple of weeks before moving on to study ‘The UK’. The children will learn about the four countries and their capitals that form Great Britain as well as the seas and the oceans surrounding it. The topic will involve lots of atlas and map work and the children will develop their skills as geographers. In reception, the children will continue to focus on ‘people who help us’, in particular, firefighters. After they will be focusing on travel, holidays and beaches. The children will be comparing different locations as well as gaining an understanding of holidays in the past.
In science, the children will be comparing different materials and their properties as well as exploring materials and objects that can change states. We will also spend some time consolidating the children’s understanding of animals and their habitats, looking at how some animals can adapt to their environment.
In maths, this half term the children in reception will be focusing on number work, as well as doubling, halving and number patterns. The children in year 1 will be working on capacity, multiplication, division and time. The children in year 2 will be looking at shape, time, problem-solving and capacity.
This half term our PE sessions will be on Wednesdays and Fridays. We will be focusing on invasion games in our Wednesday sessions and athletics and sports day practice during our Friday PE sessions this half term. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days.
If your child would like to complete any research or if they have done anything that they would like to share relating to our topics, it would be very welcomed.
If ever you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and see me. I am very happy to help in any way that I can.
Thank you for your support.
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