Welcome back after the holidays. We hope you have had a restful and enjoyable time with your families. We look forward to an exciting term ahead of us. We will continue to use the award system in place this year called Brookhouse Monster's University dojo points. PE lessons will take place on a Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit each week, and is not wearing earrings on PE days.
Our topic this half term is ‘ The Great Outdoors.'
In English this half term, we will be writing our own instructions on how to plant a seed. We will develop our use of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will explore the text and use the Talk 4 Writing approach to retell, innovate then invent our own instructions.
Next we will be focussing on stories with familiar settings and stories with outdoor settings such as camping outdoors. We will explore the key features of stories and create stories using settings that we are familiar with.
As we have the phonics screening test approaching this year we would we grateful if you could practise reading as much as possible with your child at home.
Please encourage your child to read daily and learn the spellings they are set each week at home. Reading books will be changed regularly and spelling tests will take place on Mondays.
We will begin by describing positions, directions and movements. Then we will be adding and subtracting using our number bonds to 20.Then we will be measuring, recording, comparing and describing capacities and volumes. Next we will be measuring, recording and comparing lengths. This will lead on to us recognise that fractions are part of a whole so then we can find ½ and ¼ of objects, shapes and quantities. Lastly we will be looking at a range of 2d and 3d shapes, naming and recognising common shapes.
Therefore, we ask that you practise these with your child as much as possible at home. During all work there will be a range of practical resources to support and engage the children’s learning. This term we will be starting to build our confidence with fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
This half term our topic is’ The Great Outdoors.' This topic is mostly geography and DT focussed. We will begin by exploring playground equipment and it’s materials. This will lead to us designing and creating our own prototype for our own playground equipment. We will then evaluate our prototypes. Then we will move on to exploring and locating the local area and the school. We will use and draw our own maps. After that we will look at the four points of a compass and be able to use vocabulary to describe objects that are man-made or natural. Lastly we will look at our school grounds and discuss how we could make changes to make it environmentally friendly.
Our Science topic our topic is ‘Materials.’ We will start by identifying and naming different materials. Within this we will be discussing what makes up an object’s materials. Then we will be describing materials and their physical properties. This will lead to us raising questions that we have about materials to create our own experiment to find out an answer to support our hypothesis.
Your child will be given fact sheets with information and vocabulary based on these topics and others that we are learning about in class. Please support and encourage your child with learning these facts, as this will support and consolidate their learning with the classroom.
I hope your child finds this half term enjoyable and insightful!
Mrs Smith Mrs Patel Mrs Hussain Mrs Usman
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