Our Summer Term 6 topic is…

Welcome to term 6

During this topic the children will be learning lots and lots about animals. We will be learning about all the different kinds of animals (zoo, wild, woodland, pets, farm and animals from around the world)

In science, we will be learning to sort, group and identify living things according to observable features, including naming animal groups… fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and finding out if they are carnivore, herbivore or omnivores. We will also learn about the structure of animals and know the lifecycles of some including chicks, butterflies and frogs. We will also continue with our tree and weather observations, looking at how they change throughout the seasons (ask your child to show you their groups’ tree book and weather book.

In Art and DT, we will be creating our own animal prints using printing blocks that we will design ourselves.

In PE we will be practising lots of skills to help us on Sports Day: REMEMBER PE KITS!!!

Below are a few key dates to remember:

  • Week beginning 13th June: Phonics Screening tests
  • Friday 24th June: Y1 trip to Butterfly House
  • Monday 4th July: Sports Day
  • Transition Week will be the week commencing 18th July
  • Thursday 21st July: Break up!!!

Enterprise raised a grand total of £289. Thank you very much!

During this term the children will make final decisions on how it will be spent. Ideas so far included a trip to the cinema, McDonald’s and a visit to Pets at Home to buy a ‘class pet’.

Mathematics

This term in Maths the children will be learning many things including calculations; addition & subtraction, including find missing numbers. We will continue to learn multiplication and division as well as more work on measures. Please support their learning in any way you can at home: if you require any additional resources, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Maths homework is given out every Friday.

Literacy

Through Literacy this term the children will be looking at a variety of texts: fiction and non-fiction. First, we will be reading poems; looking at their features and identifying words that rhyme, similes and adjectives. We will then write some animal riddles. We will also read a wide variety of non-fiction books to find out about many different animals and their habitats. Finally, we will be looking at the features of recounts and writing our own from our trip to the Butterfly House.

Wow, we will be learning lots!!

Homework: Homework will be provided every week. This will include spellings, reading and other curricular work to support the week’s learning. We expect each child to read at least 3 times a week.

Remember: week beginning 13th June, we will be doing our phonics screening tests, reading the graphemes/phonemes in your child’s reading diary will certainly help them to recognise them when reading unknown words.

 

Thank you for supporting your child’s learning.