Welcome back to school after the Easter holidays. We hope that you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable few weeks. We are looking forward to Summer Term and all the learning we have planned.
Tiptoe through the tulips as you your senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush we go, planting bulbs and seeds and then watch them grow beneath sunshine and showers.
Explore the astounding world of the scented garden, but be careful, there are some wild and dangerous plants out there that do astonishing things - just don't touch!
Use the marvellous properties of plants, flowers and herbs to make an exceptional gift for somebody special.
Everything is coming up roses! Why not grow your own?
I know a bank where the wild
Where oxlips and the nodding
Quite over-canopied with
With sweet musk-roses and
A Midsummer Night's Dream
This term our text is A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. We will be learning all about the famous playwright and his summer based play. We will learn about the characters, the settings and plot of the play as well as acting it out in our own school gardens! The play provides brilliant opportunities for writing and other activities to inspire our learning.
We will also be continuing our hard work on our writing skills including the use of apostrophes, commas in lists, exclamation marks and types of sentences.
In Maths we will be revisiting all the learning done so far as well as a few new topics. We will re-cap numbers and place value, addition and subtraction, times tables and fractions linking these to our daily problem solving skills. We will find out more about capacity and volume by estimating, measuring and comparing.
In computing, we will be taking photographs of the school vegetable patch and meadow. We will import these photographs into PowerPoint presentations and save them on our Pupil Shared Area. We will also use computers to retrieve data and research information on our topic.
This term our weekly science lessons will explore the world of plants! We will find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. We will grow our own plants both indoors and outside in our vegetable garden. We will be able to observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will do this by looking closely and using simple equipment. With our data we will suggest answers to questions and classify our findings.
This term our virtues and values units are Easter and Pentecost.
In the unit Easter, the children will learn and understand the stories of Easter from the New Testament and of the symbols the Church uses to celebrate the Season. They will learn about the Resurrection and the Risen Jesus, other characters involved and their reactions. They will be able to identify the symbols used and explain their significance.
In Pentecost the children will learn and understand the story of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit. They will understand that the Holy Spirit was the promised gift of Jesus and recognise the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians today. The children will know that Confirmation is a celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit.
We will post some of the home learning tasks that the children complete this term.