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Summer Term 2022

Welcome back to our penultimate term!

 

But firstly, a huge thank you for your generosity last term – the children in Puffins raised over £700 for their sponsored walk at the end of Term 4 – this is a staggering amount and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who contributed. This money will all be spent on developing the outside learning environment!

 

This term our topic is ‘Weather around the World’. We will be learning about continents, countries and oceans before exploring the 5 key climate zones. Children will learn information about the characteristics of each climate and will hopefully have a chance to visit ‘The Living Rainforest’, later in the term.

 

Our literacy focus for this short term is story writing. We will be using the story of ‘The Terrible Greedy Fossifoo’ as our stimulus; we will retell the story together using storytelling language, before imitating this story and then inventing our own!

 

Our whole class reading book is ‘Gregory Cool’ by Carline Binch. This book fits perfectly with our topic, as it introduces children to the culture and climate in the Caribbean island of Tobago.

 

In maths, we will continue counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. We will start adding equal groups together using repeated addition. This will lead into creating arrays and thinking about how we can share into equal groups. We will also be practising our doubles.

 

In science we will be talking about what we already know about weather, looking at weather forecasts and having fun with shadows. We will make a class weather station that can measure rainfall, wind direction and temperature.

 

Throughout the term we will continue daily phonics, and will provide children with plenty of opportunities to practise reading real and alien words, ahead of their phonics screening test at the beginning of June.   

 

We are hoping for lots of sunshine during our weather topic this term!

Puffins Team

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