Summer Term 1
This term we will begin our learning journey with a new topic ‘Island Paradise’.
In Science children will learn about what electricity is and how it was discovered. They will identify which appliances use electricity in their homes and how to keep themselves safe. Children will construct circuits, start to create pictorial circuits and conduct an investigation into how easily different types of switches can break and reconnect a circuit.
In Geography children will all learn about islands, including where islands are located, how they are different to the mainland. We will also be using research to create a travel brochure to our chosen paradise island get away.
In Maths we will continue practising to tell the time, number bonds, place value and making groups. We will learn to make measurements in a variety of ways and record what we measure. We will also continue learning to collect data in various ways and make simple graphs.
English this term is an exploration of the magical, prize-winning, classic picture book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The text is used to develop reading comprehension skills, including inference and vocabulary generation, as well as word-reading skills. Spelling and grammar will be rehearsed within the context of the text – comparing the characters and practising the use of suffixes. Children will work on their writing skills by discreet handwriting, story mapping and sequencing. They will also have the opportunity to re-enact through drama and music.
We have a very busy term ahead!
Jack and Staff