Summer 5 – Once upon a…

Welcome to term 5: what an exciting term this is going to be!


During this topic the children will be learning lots and lots about traditional tales including Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Little Red Hen.


To make learning meaningful and fun, we will be taking a trip to a real, six sail windmill to see how wheat is turned into flour. We will also be creating our own moving windmills using our knowledge and understanding of electricity. Warburtons’ bakery will then be visiting school to help make us bread and to teach us all about healthy eating… watch out for the lovely bread smells and FREE samples!!!


In science, we will be looking at different materials and creating our own houses on clay tiles that will be measured and cut out by us using the correct tools. We will also continue with our tree observations looking at how they change throughout the seasons (ask your child to show you their (groups) tree book with you. Finally in science, we will be observing and recording changes to our beans that we have planted outside: hope they have grown… we need to eat them soon!!!

  • Thursday 23rd April: Witches & Wizards Day (lotions & portions)

  • Monday 11th May: school trip to Heage Windmill

  • Tuesday 12th May: Warburton’s bread making day in school

  • Monday 27th April: Key strings (music company in school)

  • 4th May: Bank Holiday (school closed)

  • Friday 15th May: school fayre (in the afternoon)

  • Tuesday 19th May: Wonderful Whales’ class assembly (all parents welcome!)


This term in Maths the children will be learning many things including place value: please use the 100 square grid to recognise and find missing numbers (remember, we need to know all numbers up to 100) We will also be learning about multiplication and fractions as well as measuring the lengths and capacity of objects. Please support their learning in any way you can at home. If you require any additional resources to support your child, please don’t hesitate to ask!


Through Literacy this term the children will be looking at a variety of texts fiction and non-fiction. First we will be reading many traditional tales and comparing them looking for differences and similarities.  Then we will be writing our own versions of the stories and acting them out through drama and role-play. Finally we will be writing recounts of our trip to Heage windmill.

The children will be paying particular attention to how letters are formed, how to spell simple words and how to use punctuation in sentences. 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 and they will be rewarded every Friday. In addition, each child will receive a homework project. This can be handed in at the end of the term.

Thank you for supporting your child’s learning.