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Summer 1

Well we made it through a very difficult term, it has been lovely to welcome the children back into school.

Next term we are beginning our learning journey with a topic on ‘Creepy Crawlies’.  We will look at habitats, adaptation, food chains and plants. We will approach this topic through core stories and science.

Key Vocabulary; Insect, adapt, environment survive, soil, predator, prey, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, antennae, thorax, chrysalis, cocoon

English

We will be writing stories and making fact files. We will also write about our observations in Science.

Science

We will be thinking about scientific principles and making observations. We will find out about different habitats and why insects live in different places.

Vocabulary; Adapt, habitat, environment, method, predict, diagram

Maths

We will focus on Measurement – Length and Height, Weight and Volume.

Following on from this we will cover multiplication.

Key Vocabulary; Weight, height, capacity, volume, times, multiply, product

Geography

Introduce symbols for maps and map the school garden.

RE

The children will learn about Creation and observe the Natural World.

Key Vocabulary; creation, God.

PE

We will work on keeping our bodies healthy through exercise and healthy food.

We will also look at throwing and catching.

Art

The children will make Papier Mache minibeasts and look at animal patterns.

Music

We will study a unit named ‘Zootime’, the children will look at pulse, rhythm and pitch.

PSHE

PSHE

In PSHE we will be looking at adults both inside and outside of school and ways of speaking to them in various situations.  We will be discussing different feelings we may encounter around people we do not know and what we should do if we are ever worried about what an adult says or does.  We will be learning about what we should do if we get lost and important numbers to learn in case of different emergencies. We will be learning the importance of acceptable and unacceptable physical contact and teaching children that their body belongs to them. We will be educating children about safety with substances, safety at home and the different people who keep us safe.

Vocabulary

Job, manners, polite, visitor, stranger, worry, hurt, lost, safe, fire, ambulance, emergency, 999, physical, contact, danger, damage, medicine, safe, unsafe, accident, hazard, help

 

Computing

Children are introduced to programming using'BeeBots'.They will exp;lore the functions and create a video to explain its capabilities.

ICT Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mini-beast-adventure-with-jess

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z9fkwmn

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/minibeasts

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase4Menu.htm

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37&AgeGroup=1

http://rainydaymum.co.uk/quick-growing-plants-kids/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mr-blooms-nursery

Key Dates

12th April 2021                     Start of term

3rd May                                   Bank Holiday

Week Beginning 3rd May    Parent/Carer Consultation Appointments

31st May – 4th June              Half Term