A warm welcome to Maple Class! Our teachers' names are:
In English lessons we focus on traditional tales, chronological reports and instructions. We use Talk for Writing to help children learn stories and imitate the language they need to write their own story.
This term we will be looking at:
A range of texts including various children's fiction books as well as non-fiction.
We will be focusing on sentence structure, including capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We will also be including adjectives in our writing as well as developing the technique of reading our work back to check that it makes sense. We are using conjunctions, such as 'and', 'but', 'or' and 'because' to extend our sentences. Handwriting and presentation will be high priority as well as spelling patterns.
Teaching and Learning in Maths follows our Oakhill planning document which teaches the four main areas in maths. These are Number and Place Value, Geometry, Measure and Statistics. Where possible, links have been made across the maths curriculum to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to apply their knowledge and understanding.
In History, we will be looking at how the country has changed since the Queen's coronation and the impact the Queen has had through these changes. We will also be handing artefacts and developing questioning skills to deepen our understanding of past. We will develop our understanding of time lines and the purpose and use of them.
In Geography, we will look at interpreting a range of maps and identifying markings and symbols within them. The children will learn compass points and how to use them within maps as well as for directional purposes.
In Design and Technology, the children will have the opportunity to plan, design and make a carriage for the Queen. They will have the opportunity to learn skills to use specific tools , such as hack saws.
In Art, we will be using a range of techniques to develop drawing as well as understanding the styles and techniques needed to create portraits.
The children will be developing their phonics skills through daily creative sessions. They will enable them to become confident at identifying simple and complex sounds within words. This will then build on their ability to segment and blend sounds to form words.
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