Class Holly

Summer Term 2022

If you would like to contact Miss Capstick or Ms Morson directly, please use the class email address.

holly@overton-st-helens.lancs.sch.uk

Welcome back from our Easter break. In this letter we aim to provide you with a few bits of information that you need to know for Holly Class this term. Below is a run down of what we will be studying in the different topic areas.  

 

  Summer Term 1
Science Plants and Animals (Humans)
R.E God and creation
Geography Fieldwork in the local area (Overton)
History Significant people within the local area
Computing Audio, Graphics
P.E Athletics, Games: Striking and fielding
Music ‘Your imagination’ and ‘Reflect, Rewind and Replay’
PSHE ‘How do we feel?’ and ‘What makes us special?’
Art Painting and Printing
Design Technology Food Technology

Reading

All books will continue to be changed on Tuesday and Friday each week by Mrs Birkett. Books can only be changed if an adult has signed to say they are finished.  Ideally the children should read for 10 minutes at home every day.  We will continue to listen to the children read as often as possible in class. The children should not struggle too much with their reading at home; they should be practising the reading skills they learn in school and enjoying the stories. 

Phonics/Spelling

Most children are now confident in Phase 3, 4 and 5 sounds. We will continue to work through the latter part of Phase 5 as well as revising sounds from all of the phases. We will be sending individual sound cards for your child to practice at home. These are the sounds we have established your child is finding difficult to remember. It would be great if you could help your child learn these sounds and words at home.

This year sees the return of the National Phonics Screening in May. This is nothing for you or your child to worry about but knowing as many of the sounds they have learnt as possible will help them to feel confident and will obviously improve their reading and writing skills.

Maths

We will continue to use ‘White Rose’ maths resources to help structure sessions and introduce new concepts. Maths lessons will involve lots of visual aids, practical equipment and discussion in order to build on and enhance prior knowledge. This term we will be concentrating on Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Money and Time. Talking to your child about numbers in every day life will really help them in their understanding. Money and Time lend themselves really well to everyday situations that you could talk about with your child.

 Forest School

We will be visiting forest school every other Thursday so watch out for the forest school sign in the classroom window and a text from school! We will visit no matter what the weather so the children will need to bring wellies and waterproof trousers and coats – please make sure they are named!

 PE

PE will take place on Wednesday afternoon and children should  WEAR their kit in to school on Wednesdays.  

 Water Bottles

Please can you make sure that your child brings a named water bottle to school each day, this needs to be filled and ready to used. We will be sending them home each afternoon to be ready and washed for the next day. This is especially important during these warmer months.

On hotter days we will strive to keep the children out of the sun for longer stretches of time but please send your child to school with a sun hat and apply sun cream in the morning before school. If you wish to send sun cream in to school, for your child to apply themselves before break times, please label the bottle with their name.

Homework

We have included this terms Homework Menu where the children can choose an activity to complete each week. The activities will be linked to our class topic and will give the children the opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills they are developing in school. Homework will now be collected in on Tuesday each week. Homework will be checked and the folders will be sent back home every Friday.

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact us via email:

s.capstick@overton-st-helens.lancs.sch.uk

r.morson@overton-st-helens.lancs.sch.uk

Thank you for your support. We look forward to working with you throughout the term.

Miss Capstick, Miss Morson and Mrs Birkett.