Welcome back - I hope everyone has enjoyed the Easter Holidays.
English: Our topic is African Adventure and will involve:
- reading comprehension skills through class stories and group guided reading
- using books with an African setting as a stimulus for writing a story and information text
- daily phonics sessions
- regular handwriting practice
Maths: We are following the Derbyshire planning guide and will focus on:
- count to and across 100, forwards and backwards
- count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals
- count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s
- read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in words
- add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20 including 0
- recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts on an object, shape or quantity
- measure and begin to record lengths and heights; mass/weight; capacity and volume; time – hours, minutes, seconds
- solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division
Science: Which plants would Handa find in our school grounds? (after finishing our Materials topic from last term)
Why does it get dark earlier in winter? (ongoing)
Geography: How is Hayfield similar and different to Kajwenge village in Uganda?
RE: Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
Who is Jewish and what do they believe?
DT: Playgrounds (Mrs Keeling teaching)
PSHE: Proud to be me
Music: Playing djembe drums and singing songs
Computing: Digital imagery, online safety, word processing
PE: Dance and Athletics activities
Reading: Each child will read in a guided reading group twice a week and change their books as appropriate at least once a week. There may be opportunities for individual reading on any day in the week, so please ensure reading books are in school every day.
Homework: This will be sent home in the postbags on Friday as usual. A new set of Homework Challenges will also be sent home this week.
Water bottles: Please make sure your child has a fresh bottle of water in school each day – we do not have cups in the classroom. Bottles need to be clearly named and have a sports top to avoid spillages.