Reading underpins all of your child's learning. Children who enjoy reading are 5 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age. Please read with your children and comment in the reading diary when your child reads including their RWI book bag book. Every time your child reads they get a raffle ticket and has the chance to win a book in our reading raffle.
Maths - please complete the capacity sheet
English - practice your handwriting in the high frequency word sheet. Complete the missing punctuation sheet.
Welcome to Emerald Class
Welcome back to Spring Term 2. We have got lots of exciting things happening this half term as we introduce our topic of ‘All Around the World’. We look forward to learning new skills and information during this topic!
Planned curriculum for this half term
On Tuesday 25th February, we went to Colchester Zoo. The children had an amazing time looking around all the animals and learning African facts from Lee.
For World Book Day we studied the book called 'The Creature Choir’ by David Walliams. The children loved the story and it encouraged the children to join in an sing.
During this half term we are going to be reading ‘Handas Surprise’. We will be picking apart the text and learning facts about the different wild animals in the book.
This term we will be focusing on measurement focusing on height, length, capacity and volume. We will be developing our language and understanding of how we can measure in different units and how to use a ruler.
We will also be looking at time. We will be recapping our understanding on o’clock and extending our learning by introducing half past.
Also we are going to look at shape, focusing on the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Finally we will be looking at money and will be developing our knowledge of how to make different amounts using the least amount of coins.
Our topic this term for science is linked with animals and weather around the world. We will be grouping animals and identifying if the animal is a herbivore, omnivore or a carnivore using venn diagrams.
We will be using coiling and printing techniques to create mother’s day cards. We will be painting stripes, dots and spots to recreate animal patterns. We will be using different size brushes to create the effect. We will be peeling and chopping fruit to make fruit salad.
We will be identifying the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and look at their characteristics. We will be looking at the seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and compare them with Kenya. We will be comparing Basildon with a town in Kenya. We will create a map of the school grounds.
We will use charanga to play and create rhythms using djembe drums. We will then start to learn the songs and instrument accompaniment for the Basildon Schools KS1 music festival.
We will be thinking about how a set of instructions can also be an algorithm. We will be investigating recipes and writing a recipe to create fruit pizzas and use the Ipad to video how we make them and down load the video onto the system. We will be talking about what technologies are used outside of school.
We will be thinking about the things that are special to me and why they are special. We will think about the objects that are special to Christians. We will discover why the Easter is so important to Christians.
Mrs Waller and Miss Adams