Term 6 Learning Behaviour:
Creative and Critical Thinking
As a school, we will be concentrating on a different learning behaviour each term.
This term we will focus on Creative and Critical Thinking and how we combine the left and right side of the brain to reach a solution to a problem. We will learn how we often need to approach things a creative and critical mindset.
Term 6 - Putting on a Show - Disney!
Our topic for this term is
‘Putting on a Show – Disney!”
We will learn all about animals and their young related to The Lion King. Later in the term, we will think about floating and sinking and which materials are the best at keeping out water when we base our learning around Moana.
We will also learn different Disney themed songs and dances and act out stories.
In RE, we will think about ‘Friends’ and bible stories about friendship, including the story of The Good Samaritan.
In Maths this term we will be applying all we have learnt, counting, adding, subtracting, doubling, halving, shape names and properties as well as using the language related to time, money, measure and capacity.
In Phonics this term we will continue with Phase 4 and learning to read and spell all those new longer words.
We will also continue to learn to read and spell the tricky words: said, have, like, so, come, some, do, one, were, little, there, what, out, when
Keep practising at home!
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 focus on non-fiction books all about African animals to link in with The Lion King. We will retell our favourite Disney stories and look at performing sea themed poetry linked to Moana. We will make Wanted posters for Tangled characters!
In handwriting, we will continue to improve our cursive letter formation.
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 something to do with their favourite Disney film. It might be a toy, or a book, or a costume, whatever you like! We look forward to hearing all about it!
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