Sycamore Class Teacher
Sycamore Class TA
Sycamore Class TA
Beech Class TA
This term we are...
This term we are consolidating our understanding of number and place value. We are using the White Rose scheme for learning focusing on addition and subtraction using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods. The children will be exploring and creating patterns and investigating the properties of 2d and 3d shapes.
We follow the Read, Write, Inc programme.
Children take part in daily phonics sessions– working in phonic phase related groups.
Children take part in our ‘Hooked on Books’ sessions where we explore fiction and non-fiction texts using the lenses from reading rainbow. This half term we have been focusing on inferring, using senses, using imagination, the story setting, characters.
Communicate ideas and thoughts verbally and build on vocabulary. Compose sentences orally before writing them down. Continue to develop knowledge of a sentence structures. Focus on using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops when writing simple sentences. Apply phonics knowledge and spelling. Writing for a purpose including labelling, letters and information writing. Handwriting: practise correct letter formation and size for all letters.
This term we will identify different materials and test their properties. We will apply our knowledge to think of the best material to use in different situations. We will also investigate forces by making castle drawbridges and portcullis and use the push and pull forces to operate them.
We will be having morning meets to check how everybody is feeling.
Calm activities for families to join in with such as peer massage stories, songs.
Sharing stories and discussing feelings/ decisions and solving problems.
We will be playing social games, speaking and listening activities, quick consolidation activities e.g. guess the shape.
: In our weekly Ukulele sessions, we will continue to learn new songs, copy basic rhythms. Learn and understand musical terminology such as pitch, tempo, rhythm and dynamics of music.
Whilst in school, children have regular forest school sessions.
During remote learning – we are setting physical activities children can complete outside or use materials from outdoors.
We are encouraging children to help at home. For example to learn practical skills such as help prepare their own lunch. To get dressed and organised independently and to tie their shoe laces.
Sports factory session once per week- children develop individual skills and work as a team in fun sporting challenges. During remote learning – children have PE session assigned on seesaw through cosmic yoga, go noodle and outdoor challenges.
Mantle of the Expert
We will step back in time to 900 years ago and research Norwich Castle. We will the roles in a castle using artefacts and art. We learn about important events and people, including 1066 Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror. We will look at castle location in Geography, thinking about why they were built where they were. We will find out which physical land features made castles easier to defend. We will explore different parts and types of castles. We will explore maps to help us find castles in different parts of the UK.
Multimedia: Create own work on Seesaw adding text, images, and sound. Use video to record activities and begin to become more independent saving work on Seesaw.