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Summer 1

Have a look below to see what we will be learning about this term and keep an eye on Seesaw for extra information and to keep up to date with what we are all up to in school.

Stone Age 

Stone Age - HistoryExtra

In History we will learn all about the Stone Age 'How do we know about the Stone Age?'. We will learn about the hunters of Doggerland, hunter-gatherers, what pre-historic, Skara Brae, Stonehenge and how Stonehenge was built.

Key vocabulary

land-bridge, ancestors, nomadic, tools, hunter-gatherers, Stone Age, mammoths, pre-history, pre-historic, Skara Brae, mounds, Stonehenge, Midsummer's Day, Midwinter's Day. 

Maths

We will focus on Fractions and Shape and focus this term on different methods to subtract. We will continue weekly practise of Number and Lightning to develop children's arithmetic skills.  

Key vocabulary

shape, 2D, 3D, sides, vertices, edges, faces, lines of symmetry, whole, parts, equal parts, quarter, half, three quarters

 

English

Narrative

Six Dinner Sid : Moore, Inga: Amazon.co.uk: Books

We will look at the book 'Six Dinner Sid' by Inga Moore. 

Sid is a cat who is addicted to having six meals a day and glories in this lifestyle. Manipulative, persuasive and a charmer he has wrapped everybody round his little paw - each owner believes that Sid belongs to them only . . . until the day he is found out!

We will read the book and then write our own version of the story from the cat's perspective.

Explanation text

We will also be writing an explanation text either as part of our Science learning (explaining how seeds grow). We will look at examples of explanation texts before we write our own.

Key vocabulary

Narrative - Aristotle Street, medicine, furious, owners, perspective

Explanation text - conjunctions, present tense, subheading, heading, facts

 

Science – Plants

We will plant seeds and observe them over time to describe and explain how they grow into mature plants. We will understand what plants need to survive and to stay healthy.

Key vocabulary

Bulb, seed, root, stem, flower, pollen, nutrients, water, light, temperature 

 

Computing – Computing systems and Networks: Word Processing

Learn about word processing and how to stay safe online as well developing touch typing skills. Introduce important keyboard shortcuts, as well as simple editing tools within a word processor including: bold, italics, underline and font colour as well as how to import images. Options for both Google and Microsoft schools.

Key Vocabulary:

backspace, bold, copy, copyright, cut, delete, forward button, highlight, home row, home screen, image, import, italics, keyboard, keyboard character, keyboard shortcut, keyword, layout, navigate, paste, redo, search, space bar, text, text effects, touch typing, underline, undo, word processing.

 

PSHE – Economic Wellbeing

Learning about where money comes from, how to look after money and why we use banks and building societies. 

Key vocabulary:

Coins, notes, need, priority, want

 

PE - Athletics and Gymnastics

Athletics - we will focus on throwing and running using vortex and shot put. We will learn how to do a relay and participate in team games.

Gymnastics – we will work on balance and co-ordination and linking of movements such as rolls, balances and jumps.

Key Vocabulary

Athletics - relay, baton, sprint, stance 

Gymnastics - co-ordination, timing, straddle, v sit, arch, pike 

 

RE – What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

We will learn about Hindu beliefs including deities and Gods and how Hindus show their faith within their families and communities and consider the value of taking part in Hindu communities on whether it is a good thing for everyone.

Key vocabulary

Hinduism, Hindus, deities, Gods, faith, beliefs, Diwali

 

Helpful websites:

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/accounts/sign_in 

https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd Plants

 

Useful Dates:

20th April 2022 - First day back

2nd May 2022 - May bank holiday

16th - 20th May 2022 - Walk to school week

16th - 20th May 2022 - Mental health awareness week

27th May 2022 - Last day of Summer 1 term

30th May - 3rd June 2022 - Half term