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Welcome to Infants!

 

This term our PE sessions continue to be on Thursdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times, including daps. Our PE kit consists of royal blue shorts, a yellow t-shirt and daps.

 

Spellings for Years 1 and 2 will be given weekly on Fridays and tested the following Friday. There will continue to be a weekly maths or literacy activity based on the learning being covered in class.


The children will be learning the following this term:
 

LITERACY

The children will be reading, analysing and experimenting with writing using the following themes:

  • Fiction - Fantasy lands based on the 'Emperor of Absurdia'.

  • Non-fiction - Instructions.

  • Poetry - Nonsense poems including 'On the Ning Nang Nong'.

 

Author and Poet for the term:

  • Valerie Thomas
  • Spike Milligan


MATHEMATICS

The children will be covering the following areas during the term:

  • Weight and volume.

  • Capacity, volume, mass and temperature.

  • 3D shape.

  • Four operations.

  • Place value.

 

SCIENCE

Key Questions:

What are forces?

  • Pulleys, buildings and friction.

What is sound and how does it travel?

  • Sound sources and distance.


TOPIC

Fantasy Lands


RE

The children will be exploring a unit of work on:

  • Who are we?


MUSIC

The children will be learning about:

  • Feeling the pulse.

  • Taking off.

 

With a focus on the music:

  • The Giant's Garden.

  • The King in his Castle.

 

DT and ART

Art

  • Printing patterns.

 

Textiles

  • Creating an imagined world.

 

PSED

The children will be covering:

  • Relationships

  • Changes

 

PE

The children will be involved in:

  • Athletics

  • Swimming

 

HISTORY

Key theme: Castles

  • Castles and palaces.
  • Dunster Castle and the Luttrell family.
  • Royalty Real and Imagined.

 

COMPUTING

The children will be developing their skills through:

  • E-Safety.

  • Multimedia.


Core Task
The year 1 and 2 children are required to do one Core Task for each term and need to give it in to the class teacher on the specified day. The suggested tasks are for the children to do at any time during the half term and are intended to support, broaden and extend their learning of our class topic.

 

Year 1 and 2 children are required to hand in their core task on Tuesday 5th June 2018.

 

This task is sent out early in the term to ensure all the children complete their tasks on time. A class session is set aside for the sharing of this work. There are also optional activities that your children may like to try. They can be found below.

 

This term we are focusing on ‘Fantasy Lands'. We will be reading stories by Valerie Thomas and poems by Spike Milligan.

 

Using a shoe box please could the children make an imagined world for an alien. The following websites have some good ideas:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=WUGTWSIjQ2M

http://www.stormthecastle.com/diorama/creative-shoebox-diorama-ideas-for-school.htm

http://www.noahsnet.com/how-to-make-a-shoebox-habitat/

 

These will be shared during the first week back after half term and will form part of a display in the classroom.

 

These suggested tasks are activities the children could do at home at any time in addition to their core task, and are intended to support, broaden and extend their learning of our class topic.

 

  • Collect information about Dunster Castle and the Luttrell family.

  • Choose your favourite poem by Spike Milligan.

  • Think about how sound travels by creating your own string phone.

 

Look at these websites:

 

RAINBOW TARGETS
The Infant Class has Rainbow Targets each term for Writing and Maths which are focused on developing a different aspect of the subject. The targets are organised from red (easiest) to violet with each colour of the rainbow identifying the next step in learning for a skill, and therefore ensures all ability levels in the class can move their learning forward.  Your child is not given a particular colour to aim for, but is encouraged to extend their own learning by challenging how high they can reach.


HOMEWORK TIMETABLE

 
Year Group Time per week Literacy Maths Topic
Reception  
1 hour per week
Phonic sounds/CVC Flicker Books/Reading Books/ Red Words    
Year 1 Spellings
Reading
  Core Task-
one per term
Year 2 Spellings
Reading
Maths Core Task-
one per term
Year 3  
1.5 hours per week
Spellings with a task
Reading
Written Maths Task Core Task-
one per term
Year 4 Spellings with a task
Reading
Written Maths Task Core Task-
one per term
 

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