Summer Term Overview
In English, the children will continue to take part in daily phonics and handwriting sessions. They will continue to develop their speaking and listening skills using drama and role play. The children will listen to and write about both fiction and non-fiction texts and we will also explore poetry once again. We will continue to learn spellings from the spelling list.
This term in Maths the children will continue to learn about addition and subtraction, relating it to real life situations. They will be developing problem solving skills during Maths investigations. The children will explore patterns, shapes, length and weight and use the appropriate vocabulary to describe them. They will also develop their understanding of telling the time and measuring weight, length and capacity. We will continue to use Numicon and Mathletics to support and engage pupils in the joy of Mathematics.
The Science topics this term are ‘Push and Pull’ and ‘Growing Plants’. We will learn about the forces such; friction and gravity. Pushing and pulling is making use of another force as well as pressure, which is applied by an amount of weight. We will also look at plants and how they grow. They will learn to name some common plants, identify the parts of a plant and recognise that plants are living things. Also the children will learn about how they adapt to their environment.
In Computing the children will continue to develop their keyboard skills. They will continue to practise writing sentences, correcting mistakes, saving work and printing. Also, the children will to develop their skills in using and understanding algorithms using a programme called Espresso Coding.
Art & Design Technology:
In Art and Design the children will continue to use pencils, paints and coloured paper to create pictures that reflect the learning across the curriculum.
The theme for the first half term is ‘Victorian Days’. The children will compare modern day school and schools in the past, identifying similarities and differences. They will look at their local environment and identify the key features of the St. Joseph’s School to that of the past.
The topic for the second half term is ‘Flight’. The children will learn how a hot air balloon works and describe what it is like to ride one. The will be also recall information about the first ever flight and the jet era and know about the set up and roles in an airport.
In Music the children will continue to take part in weekly singing assemblies. They will explore different instruments and different tempos.
In PHSE the children will participate in circle time activities and games focusing on the topics of ‘Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing’.
Please remember that this is only a brief outline of what your child will be learning about during this term.