- PE is on a Tuesday and a Friday.
- Outdoor learning takes place on a Wednesday.
- Homework is given out on a Wednesday and due back the following Monday.
- Spellings are sent home on a Friday ready for our spelling test the following Friday
The Secrets of a Sun King will be read over the first half of Summer Term, linking to our Geography and History topic. I am sure the children will enjoy reading about the discovery from ancient Egypt and a cursed package. As we read the children will be building on important reading and writing skills before writing their own narrative and diary.
After the half term we will be moving on to reading What a Waste, written by Jess French – who is passionate about protecting the environment. When Jess is not helping animals as a vet, she’s busy writing books to tackle the issues that affect animals in the wild, such as plastic waste. Once we have read the book we will be taking inspiration to write our own persuasive letter about protecting the environment. The children will also be reading their letter aloud to our class.
In maths, we will be continuing our work on fractions, gaining an understanding of fractions of an amount and equivalent fractions. Our new learning will focus on developing our understanding of time, properties of shape and mass and capacity. As we do this, we will continue to follow the mastery approach, developing our reasoning and problem solving skills and gaining a further understanding of key concepts. During daily mental maths, we will continue to use and build on skills, becoming more secure in our use of the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.
In science, we will be exploring the topic of light. Our key learning will be focused around recognising that we need light in order to see things, that the sun can be dangerous and how shadows are formed. We will be using our scientific skills, enquiry and vocabulary throughout our learning as we explore this topic.
In the first part of the term we will be focusing on exploring Egypt. Our learning will focus on identifying major deserts and what the climate is like in Egypt. We will also be investigating what it is like to live in Cairo and comparing this to living in London.
In the first half of Summer Term we will be continuing to build on our knowledge and understanding of history as we make historical enquiries. We will be making links to previous units taught to build a chronological picture of history when we place Ancient Egyptian civilisation onto a timeline. As part of this topic, we will also be exploring the tools that were used to build the pyramids and identifying who built them.
In the first half of the term we will be focusing on Christianity, exploring the symbolism and parts of a Christian Church. The children will continue to develop a good understanding of the concept of religion as we revisit the six key religions and their places of worship.
In the first half term we will be joined by the cricket coach each week, building on our throwing, catching, bowling and batting skills as we prepare for our upcoming cricket festivals. We will also be learning skills to play junior tag rugby. After half term we will be moving on to athletics. Hopefully, the weather will be brighter, so we will need to make sure we have sun protection on and our water bottles filled.
This half term, we will be continuing to develop our French vocabulary, as we focus on reading and writing simple sentences with support. The children we be revisiting their prior learning of the French months to create their own calendar to show what events the French celebrate.
In outdoor learning this term we are going to be focusing on gardening. We will be developing our understanding of how different plants need different conditions and how to use basic fertiliser. I am sure the children will enjoy planting and caring for our own peas and plants and making our own plant food.
In our PSHE lessons we will be answering the key question “Why should we eat well and look after our teeth?” to answer this question we will be focusing on the impact of too much sugar/ acidic drinks on dental health.