Week beginning April 1st
This week we are focusing on phonics. Our Phonics Screening Test is coming up in June and it is important to give the children lots of opportunities to use their phonic knowledge. We are particularly focusing on reading alien/nonsense words.
In Maths we are beginning division by making equal groups.
Parent consultation meetings are after school on Thursday and Friday.
Week beginning March 25th
This week we are exploring capacity in Maths. We will be using mathematical vocabulary such as full, empty, half full, nearly full and nearly empty.
In English we are following the adventures of The Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson.
The Everywhere Bear has a home on a shelf
But he doesn't spend very much time by himself,
For each boy and girl in the class is a friend
And he goes home with one of them every weekend.
The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! He's washed down a drain and whooshed out to sea, rescued by a fishing boat, loaded onto a lorry, carried off by a seagull . . . how will he ever make it back to Class One?
In Science we will be investigating which type of ball is bounciest and what material it is made from. We will be learning about Easter celebrations in RE and aerial views in Geography.
Week beginning March 18th
This week in Maths we are continuing our work on measures with a focus on weight. We are comparing objects to see which are heavier or lighter and we are balancing scales by finding objects of equal weight. Later in the week we will be weighing objects in grams and kilograms.
In English we are reading Tiddler by Julia Donaldson. We are retelling the story in our own words and will use our imagination to write about new adventures.
In RE we are continuing our work on Easter with the Easter story and in Science we are exploring magnetism. Our Geography work this week has been focused on our journeys to school and which significant buildings we see on the way.
Week beginning March 11th
This week in Maths we are measuring using standard measure. We have metre sticks, rulers and measuring tapes and have measured everything from sugar snap peas to ourselves! We even rolled Maltesers to see who could roll theirs the furthest.
In English we have been reading Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae. We have described characters and settings, imagined new adventures and learned facts about Blackbeard and Anne Bonny 2 real pirates.
In Science we have been testing materials to see which would be the best waterproof material for Winnie the Pooh's new umbrella.
In Geography we have been learning about Newcastle and its famous people and landmarks.
We are learning coding in our computing sessions by helping the angry birds to catch the pigs.
Week beginning March 4th
This week we will be reading about the adventures of Traction Man by Mini Grey.
With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. Whether he is saving toys (in latex space suit and Perspex helmet, teamed with Rocket Boots); searching the sink for the lost wreck of the sieve (in sub-aqua suit, fluorescent flippers and infra-red mask) or rescuing damsels in distress (in jungle pants, camouflage vest and a bandanna), Traction Man is never less than stylishly turned out and expertly accessorised. He is the last word in heroic fashion flair - until, that is, the day that he is presented with an all-in-one knitted green romper suit and matching bonnet by his owner's granny. Can Traction Man overcome the humiliation of his desperately dowdy new look and rediscover the action hero within or will the burden of the knitted green monstrosity be too great?
In Maths we will be measuring using non-standard measures e.g. cubes, paperclips or counters.
We will be discussing what we know about Shrove Tuesday and why we celebrate it in RE and in Science we will be continuing our investigation of Materials and their properties.
In Geography we will be talking about houses and homes and comparing different types of houses.
Week beginning 25th February
Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed your Half Term Break.
This week we begin our topic of Amazing Adventures and in English we will be exploring China using Teacup Travels on CBeebies.
In Maths we are counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
In History we will be looking at important events that have happened in the 5/6 years we have been alive.
In Art we will be exploring the work of Henri Rousseau
We will also be beginning a 6 week Science topic of Materials by exploring different materials and their origins.