Summer Term 2023
If you would like to contact Miss Capstick or Ms Morson directly, please use the class email address.
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||Programming animations, Digital painting|
|P.E||Playground games in the 20th Century, Underarm throwing and rolling|
|Music||‘Your imagination’ and ‘Reflect, Rewind and Replay’|
|PSHE||Who helps to keep us safe?|
|Art||Working in 3D: Playful making|
|Design Technology||Food Technology|
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 about 10 minutes at home every day but please remember any reading is better than none (just write the pages and your initials in your child’s reading record so we know). 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.
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 continue to send individual sounds home for your child to practice. 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 at home.
The National Phonics Screening will take place in June. 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.
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 Fractions, Geometry, 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.
We will be visiting forest school on selected Fridays. This will not be every Friday so watch out for the forest school sign in the classroom window and a text from school! The children will need to bring wellies and waterproof trousers and coats – please make sure they are all named!
PE will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays and children should WEAR their kit in to school on both those days.
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 be 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.
We have sent home a new Homework Menu for the summer term where the children can choose an activity to complete each week (or at a pace that is best for you and your child). 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 Wednesday 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:
Thank you for your support. We look forward to working with you throughout the term.
Miss Morson and Mrs Birkett.