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 Welcome to our class page. 

Reading – online books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

 

Phonics    Make sure you select the correct phonics phase for your child – phase 2, 3 or 5.

https://www.phonicsbloom.com

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=phonics  Top marks has links to the major phonics sites.

 

Numeracy

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game   For identifying coins

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money  For paying for items using different coins

 

Literacy

Pictures for stimulating talk, and using ‘inference’ (using own knowledge for reading beyond the pictures). Use the pictures to create descriptive sentences, questions or to spark the imagination.

Children can use these pictures to practice their sentence writing and story writing.

https://www.pobble365.com

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/

 

Physical Exercise, singing and brain gym

https://family.gonoodle.com/

This Term we will be looking at:

 

 

Jesus At Prayer

 

This term we are looking at Jesus at Prayer. The children will learn the story of the Exodus including the Passover. Our work in the Spring Term also takes us into our Lenten preparations. Lent is a special time when we prepare to celebrate the example of self-giving shown to us by Jesus’ Death and Resurrection at the end of Holy Week.

 

 

The children will be exploring;

 

In Numeracy we will be focusing on addition and subtraction, fractions, measurements (money and mass) shapes and their properties and multiplication and division including place value. Please ask children to help read prices when you go shopping, work out totals and find change.

 

In Literacy we will be looking at stories from familiar settings like Traction Man as well as poetry. The children will practice and develop their reading  comprehension skills and story writing.  After the half term we will be looking at fairy tales, traditional stories, stories from different cultures, information and explanation texts.

Reading

Please ensure that you read regularly with your child at home.  Remember to ask your child questions about the text they read as this will help them to improve their comprehension skills.  Please look at the strands in the front of their reading records which will help to develop their reading and literacy skills.

Do use the free online books on the following sites or find books to read along to on Youtube.  

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

 

 

  

 

 

This term we will be learning about ‘Materials’ and the physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.  We will also be observing the change in the seasons.

 

 

 

In Geography we will be learning about the countries within the United Kingdom, the capital cities and features and the surrounding seas. We will look at what a monarchy and a democracy is. In History we will be learning about key figures and events from the 19th and 20th centuries including Florence Nightingale and the invention of radio.

 

 

 

 

In ICT we will be looking at ‘We are story tellers’ where the children record themselves reading a story and add sound effects. They use these recordings to produce a talking book. We will also be learning about ‘we are personal trainers’ where the children enter data into a graphing program to generate pictograms or block graphs. They use the pictograms or graphs to answer questions.

 

 

In Art we will be looking at the paintings of Henri Rousseau and the children will be using different techniques to create backgrounds and foregrounds. We will also look at the paintings and sketches of artists who have illustrated traditional stories.  We will be replicating their designs using acrylics, pastels and collage.

 

 

 

In Design Technology we will be making porridge which is linked to our Literacy topic, as well as creating and designing our own fruit or vegetable salad.

 

 

In Music we will be learning about different musical instruments and create a class composition.

 

 

De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats

We will be continuing to learn about De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats.  We are already using the Red Hat (feelings, intuition), Yellow Hat (positive thinking) and White Hat (information), and will be adding the Green and Black Hats this term (creativity and problem solving). The children enjoy “wearing” the hats and learning to use these methods to develop their thinking.

Habits of Mind

The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.

Visual Maps

The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.

If you have any questions please feel free to come and see me after school.

Ms Keevil

 

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