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Summer

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

In Summer 1 our whole theme is 'Relationships'.  Children will discuss different ways that they can show love for special people and animals.  They will explore the feeling of loss, recognising how people are feeling when they miss a special person or animal.  Children will give ways that might help them to manage these feelings.  

 

In Summer 2 our theme is 'Changing Me'.  Children will summarise the changes that happen to boys' and girls' bodies that prepare them for making a baby when they are older.  They will explain some of the choice they might make in the future and some of the choices that they have no control over.  They will offer some suggestions about how they might manage their feelings when these changes happen. 

 

Reading

English texts taught including grammar focus... 

 

Following our mastery approach to comprehension, children will study a weekly text. Each day the children will focus on a particular element: purpose structure and organisation, vocabulary, retrieval or inference. The texts selected, often provide children with opportunities to embed and deepen their learning from the wider curriculum. 

 

In addition to this, children will vote for their preferred class novel, this will provide children with the opportunity to relax and enjoy being read to. 

 

Our expectation is that children read at home every day. Please ensure reading records are signed and in school daily. For additional support with reading at home, please visit our 'Help at Home' page. 

 

Writing (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)

Pieces of writing taught in English lessons along with grammar focus (plan, draft, write, edit)...

 

Throughout lessons, children are supported and encouraged to reread and improve their own work, accessing texts, dictionaries, thesaurus, handwriting strips and word banks. Our expectation is that children independently proof read for spellings, full stops, capital letters, apostrophes, exclamation marks and question marks...

Handwriting will be taught regularly and children will be supported to develop a neat cursive style. 

Daily spelling lessons will incorporate a variety of strategies for learning letter strings, spelling rules and words. Please support your child to learn the spellings we send home each week. For more information about spellings and handwriting, please visit our, 'Helping at Home', page. 

 

Maths

Following our mastery approach, children explore mathematical concepts using concrete materials, moving to visuals and then to abstract calculations. Children will revisit and build on their understanding of multiplication and division, fractions and place value. Whilst studying geometry, children will develop their skills in describing position, direction  and movement of shapes and objects.

 

In addition, children will revisit the topic of measurement, this time focusing on the use of money and time. They will explore and become familiar with the values of different denominations of coins and notes. Children will also build upon their use of language relating to time. As they become more familiar with the clock face and time-telling, children will compare, describe and solve time-related practical problems. We will be measuring and recording time in hours, minutes and seconds. 

 

Please support your child with their weekly times tables homework, developing their instant recall. 

 

For more information about the calculation strategies we use, please visit our 'Help at Home' page. 

Art

Explore/life and works of...

Develop...skills 

Apply skills to...

Evaluate and refine 

 

Computing

Throughout our curriculum, children are encouraged to make safe use of technology to research and present. 

 

 

For more information about keeping your child safe when using technology, please visit our 'Help at Home' page. 

 

Design & Technology

Explore examples of...research... 

Design

Prototype 

Develop...skills 

Produce...

evaluate 

 

Geography

 

 

History

 

Music

 

Physical Education 

 

Religious Education 

During Summer 1, we will be building on our understanding of Christianity. We will begin by looking at the story of creation and will discuss different views of the origins of the world. We will then study the teachings of Jesus and will look more closely at the parables of the house on the house on the rock, the rich food and the hidden treasure. 

Next, we will study Islam. We will be discussing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and its significance to Muslims around the world. In addition, children will build on their understanding of the religious holiday of Eid and will explore the different ways in which it is celebrated.    

Science

Our unit on 'states of matter' will allow children the opportunity to compare and group together materials, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. Through practical lessons and observations, children will gain an understanding of how some materials change state when they are heated or cooled. Children will research the temperatures at which these changes of state occur, in degrees Celsius (°C). 

Science lessons will be linked to the water cycle and the role of changes of state, such as evaporation and condensation. Children will study the associated link between rate of evaporation and temperature.

Spanish 

During the summer term, we will be studying the country of Spain and will look in detail at Spanish culture and communities. Children will develop their communication skills (listening, written and oral) by describing aspects of the country. During every lesson, children will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers through role play, discussion and assessment. 

In addition, we will focus on Spanish holidays, tourism and resorts. Children will research tourist attractions and holiday resorts. They will develop their use of language to describe a Spanish resort, stating their likes and dislikes. 

Cultural Capital 

As a school, we have planned cultural capital experiences which supplement our curriculum. This term we will: 

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Homework 

Reading: Our expectation is that children read at home daily. Please sign their reading records and ensure they are in school every day. We believe children of all ages and abilities benefit from being read to. 

 

Spelling: We send home a weekly spelling list. Our expectation is that children use a range of strategies to learn them. Please visit our 'Help at Home' page for a copy of the strategies. We recommend that children spend a little time each day practising their spellings. 

 

Multiplication and division: Again, we will send home a weekly task. However, we recommend that children spend a little time each day practising them. 

 

English/Maths: We will send home alternate English/maths tasks each Friday. This will be due in by the following Friday.  

  

For additional information and resources for supporting your child at home, please visit our, 'Help at Home' page. 

Optional Homework Projects 

  • Research a popular Spanish holiday resort. Create a piece of work based on your findings. 
  • Research the life and work of Beatriz Milhazes. Create a fact file or a piece of art inspired by her work 
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Children will be awarded merits for completing these projects and will be given the opportunity to share their work with their class. 

Trips/Events

 

 

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