Summer Term

With the support of Mr Jones’s expertise, we have taken digital photos of school grounds and used photo-editing on Apple Mac to create exciting settings for our stories set in imaginary worlds:

Explore our Imaginary Settings

Last we week made comic strips based on our own superheroe/superheroine creations. We also designed and made masks for our superheroes and heroines:

Our Superhero/heroine Comic Strips

Homework Timetable

TUESDAY – Literacy and maths homework to be handed in to school
WEDNESDAY – Literacy and maths homework given out to take home
THURSDAY – Spelling and Times Tables tests. Please encourage children to practice. Spelling books should be brought in every Thursday.

Thank you for continuing to support your children with homework and encouraging them to hand it in on time.

Reading Books

Please ensure reading books are brought in every Wednesday when they will either be changed or renewed.

Our topics for the summer term are:

Literacy: writing stories from imaginary worlds and persuasive writing on animal welfare, punctuation, connectives, using a dictionary and thesaurus.

Our Topic this term is Weather Around the World where we will be investigating holiday destinations, patterns in climates and the effect of climates on habitats.

Science: Circuits and Conductors. We will be creating electrical circuits and making our own house alarms. We will be discussing how to be safe regarding Mains Electricity. Our next science topic will be Habitats and will be visiting Chester Zoo at the end of the summer term.

PHSE: Personal Hygiene and learning to cope with change

Music –Watch this space

Games – We are learning to play netball and at are practicing different passes such as chest pass, shoulder pass and hip pass.

Maths: mental maths skills, problem solving, handling data (e.g. analysing and interpreting data in tables, diagrams, tally charts, pictograms and bar charts), measures (length, weight and capacity), understanding shape ( 2D and 3D), short division and multiplication of 1/2/3 digit numbers (see Brookburn Calculation Policy on the Website).

You may find the following maths sites useful:

Underwater times table
http://www.what2learn.com/multiplication/

Maths games:
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html

BBC Site
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/number/
http://www.mathszone.co.uk/

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