Summer Term Learning Outline:
Each week I will be updating Sparrow Classes blog to give you information about the coming week and important dates to remember.
This blog outlines the Summer term ahead and what your children will be learning.
We will be developing our mental addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills. We will continue to focus on addition and subtraction but we will be looking at different strategies to solve a problem. The children will be reviewing their number place value skills. The children will also begin to learn about statistics, problem solving, reasoning and algebra.
We will continue to practise our writing skills to form a neat cursive writing style. We will be focusing on grammar this term, as well as looking at fiction and non-fiction texts. We will look at their features and how they are different and similar. The children will also learn about poetry. The children will continue to revise phonics for the Year 1 screening and Year 2 will be taking part in end of key stage tests.
We will be studying the seasonal changes between spring and summer. We will be discussing the changes of the environment and weather at these times of the year. We will also be discussing how we keep our bodies healthy including diet, exercise and oral hygiene. In the second half term, we will be examining plants in more detail and focusing on pollination, seed dispersal and survival. We will also look at plants within a food chain and discussing terminology such as omnivore, carnivore and herbivore.
Geography (The Globe)
In geography, we will be learning about the globe and its features. We will be learning about the oceans, continents, Equator and the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. We will also be examining the rain forest closely including the different layers of the rain forest and the animals and plants that grow there.
We will be developing our skills by becoming storytellers and producing a talking book. We will also become detectives using the internet and computing programmes to find clues.
This term we will be exploring the themes of books and stories in different religions. We will be learning about the Qur’an, Torah and Bible.
D &T (Vehicles)
We will be studying how vehicles move and designing and making our own vehicles. We will also be learning about food from around the globe and how our food arrives at Tesco! We will also be weaving using recyclable materials.
History (Famous People)
We will be learning about famous scientists that have affected British History. The famous scientists we will be learning about are Marie Curie and Mary Anning. We will be discussing their lives, why they are famous, x-rays, fossils and how their findings have impacted our lives today.
We will be exploring music from different countries. We will examine music from India, Scotland, England, America and New Zealand. We will also learn famous dances from these countries.
We will be working on dances from different countries including India, New Zealand, England, Scotland and America. We will also be learning basic skills such as throwing, hitting and aiming and applying these in game situations.
The children will continue to have a weekly French lesson with Mrs Lawson.