Term 5 Learning Behaviour: Collaboration
As a school, we will be concentrating on a different learning behaviour each term.
This term we will focus on collaboration and working as a team which fits with our Enterprise related topic. Together, we will work to address environmental issues and think of products and ideas to solve these problems with our groups.
Term 5 - Space and Our World
Our topic for this term is...
‘Space and Our World’
We will think about what it is like in Space and on other planets and compare it to what it is like on earth. We will consider how we need to look after our environment linked to our visit to Hill Holt Wood.
We will think about how we can make our planet a better place and link this to planting and growing.
We will also think about what it might be like to be an astronaut and how we would need to be fit and healthy – how does an astronaut stay healthy and strong?
In Maths this term we will focus on subtraction.
We will also work on data handling skills including sorting and graphs and we will describe 2D and 3D shapes in more detail.
We will also begin to count in 2’s and 10’s.
In Phonics this term we will move on to Phase 4 where we will begin to look at more complicated words and further consolidate our blending skills to read and segmenting skills to spell. There are no new sounds to learn in this phase but there are new tricky words and High Frequency words which we will learn to read and spell.
Reading and Writing
Owls will continue to bring home a book to share with you. Please remember to record every time you read with your child in their Reading Record. Books are currently changed once a week, this gives plenty of time for you to:
* read the story to your child first
* discuss the pictures
* talk about the characters, their reactions, why they behave as they do
* allow your child to read to you, encouraging them to use their phoneme fingers
* ask your child to read the book through a 2nd or 3rd time to help boost their confidence
* pick out individual words out of context, encourage your child to use their phoneme fingers to sound them out
* think of a new ending for the story or make up a new story about the characters
This term we will read lots of Space themed fiction stories including The Way Back Home
We will continue to use non-fiction books to find information, thinking about how the index and contents pages are useful. We will write our own instructions for how to plant a seed and we will write captions and labels for our drawings.
We will also improve our sentence writing, thinking about what a sentence needs including a capital letter and a full stop.
In handwriting, we will continue to improve our cursive letter formation.
In RE we will read different parables and consider what they mean and why they are important for Christians.
Our PE day is a Tuesday is taught by a specialist sports coach.
Please make sure PE kits are clearly labelled and in school everyday.
Show and Tell:
Parents will be informed when it is their child’s turn for Show and Tell.
It will continue to take place on a Friday afternoon and children can bring in something related to the topic.
This term it would be great if the children could bring in a picture, a fact file, a model or even just talk about…space! Can you tell us about your favourite planet? Can you describe what it is like there? Can you imagine what life is like as an astronaut? Do you have a favourite space story to share?
Remember water bottles (filled with water only please), PE kits, book bags and reading records need to be in school every day. Please also make sure all belongings are clearly labelled with your child's name.
If you have any worries or concerns, we are always happy to help!
The Owls Team