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Summer Term 2024

Holiday In The Past


Welcome back for our final term of the school year!


Rather fittingly, our topic this term is holidays! In particular, we will be 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 kick the term off with geometry, learning about position and direction and also ordinal number. We will continue to focus on place value within 100, and will practice partitioning numbers and comparing numbers. As the end of term draws in, our focus will be on money; recognising coins and notes. We will finish the year with telling the time to the hour and half hour and ensuring we know our days and months of the year! 


In Science children will be looking closely at flowers, plants and trees. Later in the term, our writing will be linked to science too, as we focus on instruction writing and how to grow a plant.


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.


Puffins Team.

Welcome back to our penultimate term!


This term our topic is ‘Weather around the World’. We will be learning about continents, countries and oceans to start and will then explore the 5 key climate zones. Children will learn information about the characteristics of each climate. 


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 adapting this story and then inventing our own! As part of our writing we will focus on using adjectives and noun phrases to describe both characters and our story setting.   


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 in June.   


Here’s to a term of more sunshine and lots of fun learning.

Puffins Team