This term, the children will be following a recovery curriculum where children will re-establish routines, core expectations and the core values we uphold for our communities. The children will reflect on their own personal experiences of their time in lockdown, creating high quality pieces of work which will be showcased in our ‘Museum of Hope’, an exhibition which will be shared virtually with the school community.
In English, we will be reading our new core text, ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ by Charlie Mackesy, which explores the themes of friendship and hope. Children will develop an awareness of how to show courage and love in difficult times; they will also understand the importance of being kind, creating friendships and building personal resilience. Throughout this term, we will be developing a range of skills to create a free verse poem and a narrative based on the key themes of the book.
Within maths, the children will be focusing on place value and building upon their previous learning of column method addition and subtraction. They will use different methods, such as pictorial, concrete and abstract to demonstrate their understanding of these operations. They will also build upon their understanding of estimating and rounding. Following this, the children will then go on to looking at identifying equivalent fractions and converting mixed numbers in to improper fractions.
During our science learning journey, we will be learning about ‘Sound’, looking at how sound travels as well as the variables that affect volume and pitch.
In art, we will be creating a split landscape canvas in the style of Claude Monet, focusing on the characters from our core text.
Please ensure children in Emerald class come to school in their PE kit on Mondays and Thursdays. Children in Garnet should come to school in their PE kits on a Monday and bring in their swimming kits on a Friday. Garnet class will have swimming lessons every Friday. Children will also be using dance, drama and spoken word as a form of expression to portray their feelings and thoughts of their time during lockdown. We will then showcase these in the ‘Museum of Hope’ exhibition.
To support their learning at home, there are a range of activities in the children’s Home Learning books. Please encourage your child to choose one of the activities to complete each week. Children have also been given books to read at home. We ask that you listen to you listen to your child read at least three times per week. Please sign their reading records and return them to school each day.