Langton Primary School
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I hope that you have all enjoyed the Easter break with your children, despite the cold weather. Hopefully spring has finally arrived and the warmer weather will stay with us for a while! We have a very busy term ahead in class 1 as the year 2’s prepare for their end of key stage SATS, year 1 children will be preparing for their phonics screening check and during the second half term the new EYFS starters for September will be visiting! Outlined below is a summary of the learning that will be taking place in class one between now and the end of term.
Our topic for this term is “She Sells Sea Shells on the Sea shore. “ During the first half term the children will be learning about sea and sea life and during the second half term their learning will focus on the seaside. In English the children will develop their writing skills through guided writing based on texts about the sea and sea creatures. During these guided writing sessions they will write stories, recounts and non- chronological reports. They will listen to and read poems and begin to make a collection of their favourite poems. In addition to this the children will have daily phonics, guided reading and comprehension activities, develop their grammar and dictionary skills and practise their handwriting.
In maths the children will practise counting, ordering numbers and estimating. They will further develop their understanding and skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will have opportunities to measure and weigh, sort and classify 2d and 3d shapes according to their properties, read and write the time, work out fractions of shapes and numbers and collect and record data in a variety of ways.
Science work this term will be based on the sea. The children will learn about the different habitats of sea creatures and why they are suitable. They will learn to identify sea creatures and find out about their basic needs. They will take part in a variety of sinking and floating experiments and observe what difference adding salt to the water makes. During the second half term the children will learn to identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. The children will also continue to observe changes in temperature, trees and plant life as well as taking note of any animals and birds that they see during their seasonal walks around Langton and The Leafy Glade.
In topic work the children will be finding out the names of the seas and oceans, researching the story of the Titanic, ship to ship communication and life at sea past and present. They will learn about seaside holidays in the past and present and how to compare the physical and human features of a seaside town with Langton. In art and DT the children will make a sea collage, practise colour mixing and design and make a 3d model of their own sea creature. During the second half of the term they will make sculptures using seaside materials and practise their drawing skills by close observation of still life. In music this term the children will design and play instruments to make atmospheric and emotive music to match the sea and they will learn and perform songs about the sea.
In addition to practising word processing skills on the computer this term the children will be learning about databases. The children will learn how to organise and store data. They will help make a class database about sea monsters and see how to use the data to answer their own questions.
In RE this half term the children will be learning about special holy places used by Jews, Muslims and Christians.
P.E. – The children will be working outside this term, learning to master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co-ordination through simple athletics
activities. They will participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
P.E. will be on a Monday and Tuesday; your child will need suitable clothing and shoes for outdoor activities.
PSHE – During this half term the children will be thinking about what it means to be an active citizen. They will discuss what they can do to contribute to our class and school and to understand what harms and improves our environment and what they can do to help. During the second half term the children will think about their achievements this year and their hopes and aspirations for the year ahead.
If at any time you are anxious or have any questions please come into class to see me and I will be happy to help.
Mrs Rosemary Laverack