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Brenzett Primary School

BrenzettChurch of England Primary School

Cherry

Welcome to Cherry class page.

Welcome to term 4 

Literacy

'Rabbit's Bad Habits' and 'Lila and the Secret of Rain'.

The two books will enable the children to develop a variety of writing outcomes and focus on SPaG. 

Children will focus on adjectives, nouns, verbs adverbs, punctuation, prefixes and suffixes. 

Maths

This term children will have some time to consolidate learning from the previous block before starting with the new block 'Addition and Subtraction within 20.' 

They will be learning how to add by counting on, finding and making number bonds and subtraction.

Science

The Five Senses

In this unit, children will identify the body’s five different senses—seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. Students will explore what body parts are involved in each of these senses and experience how the senses interpret their surrounding environment. Students will also learn how we take care of the different senses and that certain devices can enhance or change how the senses work.

'Humanities

Geography- 'The United Kingdom'

Children will be learning about the countries that make up the United Kingdom and where they are on the map. They will learn key features of each country and the flag from that country. 

RE

Why does Easter matter to Christians?

For this term, children will learn about the Easter story and that in contrast to Christmas, the Easter story is one of sadness. 

Art- Design and Technology

'Cooking'

This term we will learn about healthy eating and our bodies. We will talk about how to be safe and hygienic in the kitchen as the children explore and try new foods. They will also follow some simple recipes to make some healthy fun dishes including a smoothie (with spinach), flapjacks and banana bread. 

We will include information about allergies as some of us in the class have different needs.

 

Additional Information:

Homework-

The homework schedule is the same as the previous term. Monday- Literacy

Tuesday Literacy- SPaG

Wednesday- Reading Focus

Thursday- Maths (number bonds, addition and subtraction)

Friday-Something fun and creative

 

Reading - Please make sure your child is reading every day. Please sign and date their log books each time your child reads (10 consecutive days).

If you feel your child is confidently reading their book, please practise the RWI words with your child (red words and green words). All children should now confidently read and spell set 1 and 2 words with few errors. They should begin be able to read the majority of the initial red words.

Focus on set 3 for this term until your child can confidently read and spell each word on the list.

Forest School is now on a Tuesday. Forest School kits must be brought in each week (if you would prefer they are left at school regardless of cleanliness please tell a member of staff).

PE is on a Tuesday and children will leave their kit at school. 

HOME LEARNING:

Great for crafting and creating:

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/

Other websites:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/ A great resource to help understand year 1.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ An excellent range of activities to practise maths and literacy skills.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/literacy. A good range of games to practise reading, writing, spelling and some great adventures that combine English, maths and science.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/numeracy
A good range of games to practise maths skills. 
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/maths.htm
A good selection of fun activities at all levels.

These are great sites for looking after yours and your child's wellbeing.

http://www.bodycoach.com

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

 

Welcome to term 3

Curriculum overview for this term:

Literacy

 'Zeraffa Giraffa '.

This book will enable the children to develop a variety of writing outcomes, including: story writing, instruction writing, letter writing in character and composing a written argument to form a debate. 

Maths

Year 1 - Geometry: Property of Shape and Fractions

This term the children will learn how to identify 2-D and 3-D shapes, understand the meaning of a vertex, develop accurate counting strategies, identify the relationships between different amounts, be able to use their knowledge of division and sharing in order to find different quantities and understand what is the whole and what are the parts within different fractions. 

Science

Looking after the Earth

We will be looking at ways we can help our planet.  Children will learn why it is important that we care for the environment as they learn about climate change and its effects. Children will learn about water pollution and ways we can conserve water. Children will learn about recycling and how it is done.

'Humanities

History - 'Florence Nightingale'

Children will be learning about Florence Nightingale and her work. We will look at the important aspects of Florence Nightingale's life. Children will learn that nurses today and in the past are different and that that hospitals today and in the past are different. They will learn that Florence Nightingale contributed to the change we see today and that she was a very important person. 

RE

'Gospel' - What is the Good News Jesus brings?

For this term, children will investigate the lives of some people for whom Jesus was good news. Jesus offered friendship, forgiveness and peace. Children will think about how these three offers are ‘good news’.

Art

'Printing'

This term we will  produce creative work, allowing children to explore their ideas and recorded their experiences. Children will develop their craft and design techniques through the study of 'printing.' They will develop knowledge of and have experience in using serigraphy (stencil),  block printing,  screen printing and mono printing. 

 

Additional Information:

Homework-

A timetable was given to your child to bring home at the start of term with the homework schedule for each day.

Reading - Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes a day. Please sign and date their log books each time your child reads (we would love to win the trophy!).

If you feel your child is confidently reading their look, please practise the RWI words with your child (red words and green words). All children should now confidently read and spell set 1 words with few errors. Focus on set 2 and 3 for this term until your child can confidently read and spell each word on the list.

Forest School is now on a Wednesday. Forest School kits must be brought in each week (if you would prefer they are left at school regardless of cleanliness please tell a member of staff).

PE is on a Monday and children will leave their kit at school. 

 

HOME LEARNING:

Great for crafting and creating:

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/

Other websites:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ An excellent range of activities to practise maths and literacy skills.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/literacy. A good range of games to practise reading, writing, spelling and some great adventures that combine English, maths and science.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/numeracy
A good range of games to practise maths skills. 
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/maths.htm
A good selection of fun activities at all levels.

These are great sites for looking after yours and your child's wellbeing.

http://www.bodycoach.com

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

 

Welcome to Cherry class page.

Welcome to term 2

Curriculum overview for this term:

Literacy

 'A Necklace of Raindrops' and 'Lila and the Secret of Rain'.

The two books will enable the children to develop a variety of writing outcomes, including: story writing, instruction writing, letter writing in character and composing a written argument to form a debate. 

Maths

Year 1 - Measurement: Length, height, weight and volume.

The children will measure different objects, compare measurements, learn how to describe the weight of an object by using the correct vocabulary, measure volume and capacity and compare different capacities. 

Year 2 - Geometry: Property of Shape and Fractions

This term the children will learn how to identify 2-D and 3-D shapes, understand the meaning of a vertex, develop accurate counting strategies, identify the relationships between different amounts, be able to use their knowledge of division and sharing in order to find different quantities and understand what is the whole and what are the parts within different fractions. 

Science

'Magnetism'

This term the children will be learning why metal is / isn't magnetic, which materials are magnetic and why, how different magnets have different strengths and how we can use magnets to create a moving puppet and some wonderfully unique art work. 

Humanities

Geography - 'The Seven Continents'

We will be looking at the globe and identifying the seven continents. The children will learn the names of the continents, understand what a continent is, know which continent they live in, understand the different sizes of the continents and learn key facts of information about each one (such as climate and habitat).

RE

'Salvation' - Why does Easter matter to Christians?

For this term, we will be looking at the Easter story. We will look at the sequence of events, identify the importance of why Easter is a 'big story' within the Bible and understand why forgiveness is so important to Christians. 

Art

'Colour'

This term we will be looking at primary and secondary colours. We will experiment with tones and shades and look at paintings by Monet and David Hockney. The children will create their own version of 'A Bigger Splash' by David Hockney. 

 

Additional Information:

Reading - Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes a day. Upon completion of their book, they should complete their AR test. 

Times Table Rockstars - Children need to complete their times-table rockstars. We practise this in school but children also need to continue with this at home. All children have their login details but please speak to Mrs Ross if you need another copy. 

 

HOME LEARNING:

https://web.seesaw.me/

RWInc Phonics

RWI Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March RWI are scheduling free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. Films will only be available at the times below: Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm Note: films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times. https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Great for crafting and creating:

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/

Other websites:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ An excellent range of activities to practise maths and literacy skills.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/literacy. A good range of games to practise reading, writing, spelling and some great adventures that combine English, maths and science.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/numeracy
A good range of games to practise maths skills. Times tables are a must!
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/maths.htm
A good selection of fun activities at all levels.

These are great sites for looking after yours and your child's wellbeing.

http://www.bodycoach.com

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic