We recently had some excellent Road Safety sessions delivered to the primary classes in school. Road Safety GB published an article on the use of Makaton signing in road safety sessions for all primary students; referencing our school as a specific example.
I have enjoyed teaching Lime Class immensely. We have been learning about money and measuring in maths. The children really enjoyed a trip to Tesco to buy some fruit with a budget of 50p. They all stuck within budget and some even worked out the correct change. I have loved going to Forest School with the children on a Tuesday afternoon. We particularly enjoyed toasting marshmallows and whittling our own sticks. I will really miss Lime Class, it has been great fun and you have worked really hard.
Phonics - We will continue to develop our knowledge of letter sounds, reading and spelling skills in our phonics lessons
Writing skills - We have weekly handwriting and Writedance sessions to improve our letter formation.
Text Types - Reading and Writing - This term we will begin by reading stories from familiar settings. We will then learn about non-chronological reports linked to WW2. We will also cover poetry, space themed non-fiction texts and adventure/mystery stories.
Reading - Children individually read to a member of staff every morning. We finish the day by reading our class book. We visit the library weekly and select some books for our class bookshelf.
During the course of this term we will cover elements of the key areas of Maths outlined in the National Curriculum.
Number - We will continue to develop our counting and number recognition skills, we will count groups to find a total and count groups when objects are taken away.
Geometry - We will name, explore and sort 2D and 3D shapes. We will build them using different materials and begin to count their sides, faces and corners. We will also look at patterns.
Measurement - We will be exploring weight and lots of practical activities. We will also be looking at time (ordering days of the week and telling the time using clocks).
Statistics - We will interpret and construct pictograms.
We will have a creative maths week combining our maths skills with planning and hosting a KS2 Christmas party.
This term we will be learning about sound; how it is made, pitch and volume. We will learn about electricity and practice building circuits. After half term we will learn about the solar system and planets as well as light, dark and shadows.
Our first topic this term is 'New Beginnings' and will focus on settling into out new class. We will also think of ways to stay safe including Bonfire Safety, managing our feelings, water safety and bullying.
We are reading Bible stories and we will be building up the stories to create our own Bibles.
This half term we are studying World War 2. We will learn about life during the war, evacuees, Anderson shelters and how Coventry was affected during the Blitz. After half term we will be learning about space.
We will continue to cover online-safety throughout all areas of the curriculum. We will also learn to write, add attachments to and send emails. After half term we will complete a unit of work called 'We are Astronauts.'
We are running a DT week in October - we are going to design and make air raid alarms using a switch. We will also have some cookery sessions throughout the term.
This term we will be playing Netball - practicing throwing and catching a ball. Later on we will be doing dance linked to space exploration.
Music and Drama - This term we are basing our lessons around The Blitz
Art - We are linking our work to WW2 and them after half term we will be doing Christmas activities.