Welcome back for our final term of the school year!
Rather fittingly, our topic this term is holidays – and in particular looking at what holidays in the United Kingdom were like in the past and how they have changed today.
Did you know that the word ‘holiday’ comes from the words ‘holy days’ – I wonder why? This is something we will be finding out during our term. I’m sure Puffins will be able to tell you all about this and many more things such as how people travelled to their holiday destination, what they wore and how they entertained themselves.
Our whole class reading book is a short chapter book called ‘Mr Skip’ by Michael Morpurgo. We hope this wonderful story will entertain Puffins, whilst providing plenty of opportunities to complete a range of VIPERS questions.
In maths we will be looking at fractions and how to find a quarter and a half of groups. We will continue to focus on place value within 100, and will practice partitioning numbers and comparing numbers. We will also be looking at geometry, money and time.
In science children will be looking closely at flowers, plants and trees. Our writing is linked to science this term too. We will be using our model text, ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur’, to write our own instructions and later in the term, our own stories.
For more information of what Term 6 has in store, please take a look at our curriculum map.
We are very much looking forward to a sun filled term with everyone.
Welcome back to our penultimate term!
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. As part of our learning, we will be visiting the Living Rainforest on Tuesday 9th May.
Our literacy focus for this term is story writing. We will be using the story of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ 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 practice reading real and alien words, ahead of their phonics screening test in June.
We are looking forward to a fun term ahead, and are hoping for lots of sunshine!