Welcome to Rabbits class
Welcome back after the Easter holiday.
We have a busy and fun term ahead with lots of exciting learning opportunities to enjoy.
Every week there will be a message in your child's home school diary explaining what we have been learning. It would be lovely for you to share what you have been doing at home too.
We will continue to doing P.E on Wednesday afternoons and now that swimming has has stopped until next term, we will also do P.E on Thursday afternoon too. Please can P.E kits stay in school all week as sometimes it my be necessary to change the day. Thank you.
Every Friday your child will have spellings to learn at home and they will be tested on them the following week. Please help your child to practise these regularly!. It is also important for your child to practise reading at home every day too. You are welcome to change reading books with your child when necessary, recording the title in their reading diaries. There is a weekly prize draw in our Friday star assembly for children who have read at home every day. Please remember to bring reading and spelling books into school every day. If you would like to come and listen to children read in class, you will be very welcome (subject to all the usual checks). Please come and see me to arrange a time.
Please remember if you should have any queries or concerns please come and see me.
Thank you for your continued support,
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Rabbits Class Curriculum Information for Parents- Summer 2017
Topic: Pirates and Islands!
Our memorable experiences this term will include-
Make a potion
Go on a treasure hunt
Read a book, then watch a film
Build a den
English will include reading and writing fairy stories and traditional tales. Retelling stories, discussing characters and the settings. We will be looking at non-fiction texts and we will be researching and then writing our own non-fiction text, focusing on different features of a non-fiction text. We will also be exploring traditional poems and writing our own nonsense poems. There will be specific spelling, grammar and punctuation activities. Children will be developing their spoken language, handwriting and reading comprehension skills.
In maths we will be counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10s. Learning about place value and number bonds, involving addition and subtraction. We will be learning about money, recognising different coins and notes and problem by adding and subtracting. We will be learning about capacity and volume, and describing and solving practical problems for mass and weight.
We will be looking at seasonal changes across the four seasons, focusing this term on Spring and then Summer. Working outside to identify changes in plants/trees, the weather and day length.
We will be looking at a variety of different animals, grouping them into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
Some aspects of computing will be learnt by application throughout the curriculum. The specific areas of learning this term will be:
Basic computer skills, exploring iPads. How to research on the internet using web browsers. internet safety. The importance of keeping personal information safe, expressing concerns.
Art and Design
We will share ideas to create a cave sculpture for our role play. Mixing paint to create imaginative pirates and ship pictures for display and using junk modelling to make ships that will hopefully float!
We will be designing, choosing, making and evaluating our own islands and pirate ships, using different techniques to join/strengthen materials. We will also make human and physical features for our islands. We will use sliders and leavers to make animals and fish move in our own underwater scenes too.
Personal, Health and Social Education
We will be following the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) curriculum and also use circle time to promote self-expression and confidence. This term the aspect that we will be investigating are; Relationships and Changes.
We will be learning about the continents and oceans of the world. What it would be like to live on an island. Identifying the human and physical features of an island and also about transport and travel on an island.
In History we will be researching facts about local hero Horatio Nelson and researching and writing facts about his famous ships and battles. Learning about Grace Darling, researching her rescue story on the Farne Islands. Record events chronologically.
The planned sessions for P.E term are: Games and Dance and Games and Athletics.
P.E will be on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
Beliefs and Values
The current Norfolk Agreed Syllabus provides the framework for teaching Beliefs and Values (RE) in our school. This term we be learning about other world religions- Judaism.
Learning bible rescue stories- Jonah and the Whale, Daniel and the Lion's Den.
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from RE lessons. Please let us know if this is something you are considering.