Welcome back to the final half-term of the year!
I hope that you have all had a lovely half-term holiday and are ready to continue working hard.
This half-term we will be exploring Magic, mischief and medicine through a range of different activities and subjects. In Literacy we will be reading George's Marvellous Medicine by the famous author Roald Dahl and writing recipes for our own potions that we will make!
In History, we will be looking further at famous people and medicine exploring its introduction and health throughout history. We will be learning more about key figures such as Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Edith Cavell and Louis Pasteur.
In Science, we use what we have found out about health and how to keep our selves healthy to look at balanced diets, exercise and hygiene. This learning will then inform our D&T, where we will design and make a healthy meal.
This is shaping up to be an exciting term!
P.E this half-term will be on Mondays and Fridays so please ensure that you have your P.E. kit in school all week and have appropriate clothes and footwear for outdoor P.E.
Times table songs
Just a few times tables songs that you might like to listen to to practise your facts.
If you have any others that you like or websites that have helped you, please let me know!
View the Kool Kidz album here (11 Songs) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUIB-dZRCiA&list=PLaSZ7kwwxKqV-jstsM-mRkpFQDaXrxP98 Follow us on Pinterest, Download a free multiplication chart/square : https://uk.pinterest.com/JaynesTables/ Kool Kidz times tables by Laugh Along and Learn help you memorize your ten times table with this fun and entertaining multiplication video! Have fun learning the 10's while singing along!
View the Kool Kidz album here (11 Songs) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUIB-dZRCiA&list=PLaSZ7kwwxKqV-jstsM-mRkpFQDaXrxP98 Follow us on Pinterest, Download a free multiplication chart/square : https://uk.pinterest.com/JaynesTables/ Kool Kidz times tables by Laugh Along and Learn help you memorize your five times table with this fun and entertaining multiplication video! Have fun learning the 5's while singing along!
View the Kool Kidz album here (11 Songs) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUIB-dZRCiA&list=PLaSZ7kwwxKqV-jstsM-mRkpFQDaXrxP98 Follow us on Pinterest, Download a free multiplication chart/square : https://uk.pinterest.com/JaynesTables/ Kool Kidz times tables by Laugh Along and Learn help you memorize your two times table with this fun and entertaining multiplication video! Have fun learning the 2's while singing along!
Animal Kingdom and Minibeasts
Welcome back, I hope that you have had a wonderful two weeks Easter holiday and are reading to jump back into learning.
We will be putting our explorer hats back on and continuing our journey around the world exploring different habitats and recognising continents and countries. As the term develops, we will come back closer to home and look at the habitats in our own environment and discover what lurks beneath rocks, stones, trees and bushes. This will require us to become not only scientists and geographers but mathematicians and artists too. We will count the animals and turn our information into graphs and charts. We will also look closely and observe the structure of the animals and create drawings that reflect the size, tone and shapes of the amazing creatures that live alongside us.
As the weather heats up we will endeavour to practise our P.E skills outside where the opportunity presents so please could you ensure that children have suitable footwear ready for each week.
Grab your binoculars we are on the hunt for animals!
We will be delving into the rainforest, desert, arctic and the ocean to see what lies beneath and between. This half-term we will be looking at animals, plants and their habitats. We will be discussing how they survive and what they need to survive.
We are also privileged this term to be able to participate in some exciting activities during book week arranged by Mrs Quinn.
I am excited for what this term has to offer and for the exciting work I know you will create!
I hope that you have all had a lovely holiday and are ready for the new term. This half-term we will be looking at toys! We will be discovering what toys were like in the past and comparing them to toys of today. In addition to this, we will be designing our own toys for the future. In Literacy, we will be looking at traditional tales and will be looking at different alternative tales in order to then write our own. This looks to be such an exciting term and I cannot what to see what all of your hard work produces.
I'm an explorer... GET ME OUT OF HERE!
This half term we will be looking at explorers and understanding what an explorer does and looking at important individuals that have shaped the world's history.
We will be taking part in practical activities so that we can understand what an explorer is, why they explore and how they explore. In Geography, we will be looking at hot and cold countries and why they have different climates and weather. In Science, we will be looking at animals and plants in different habitats and how they adapt to live in those environments. In addition to this we will also be setting up our own experiments, making observations and recording our results. I am sure you will all get involved in our topic and learn lots of new facts about explorers and learn and develop new skills in lots of different ways. Let's go exploring now!
As the term draws to an end, we will be continuing with our explorers topic whilst enjoying whole school and key stage one activities such as the Christmas fair, Christmas production, Christmas jumper day and our exciting trip to the pantomime to see Peter Pan!
A homework task will be set every Friday.
Topic Homework can be found by following the link above.
The homework presentation afternoon will be on Wednesday 20th December 2017.
I cannot believe that a new school year has arrived already! I am looking forward to welcoming my old Hazels back and getting to know and learning alongside our New Hazels too. I hope that you have all had a relaxing break and are ready to jump right in with some new and exciting learning. See you all soon!
ONCE UPON A TIME...
Our first topic will be Once Upon a time where we will be looking at different fairy tales and learning about the ancient art of storytelling. I know that there are some keen performers in our class and I am excited to see and share their knowledge and skills with the rest of the class as we learn about expression, intonation and actions to create lively performances of well-known fairy tales. In addition to this, we will be explore morals in fairy tales and we will be globe-trotting around the world to find different fairy tales that lie within various countries. In order to navigate our way around the world and through different fairy tale settings, we will be using Beebots (programmable toys) and drawing on our positional language that we began to develop in YR1. I cannot wait to start this topic and see the fantastic work that I know you will produce!
P.E will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, however you are reminded that P.E kits should be in school from Monday until the end of the week, in case of unforeseen circumstances where P.E times may have to be changed.
P.E kits should consist of a white t'shirt, black shorts and plimsolls or trainers. We will be participating in P.E outside this term so a jumper or hoody and tracksuit bottoms can be worn outside too if you wish.
Please remember that long hair will need to be tied back and earrings removed before participation.
New spellings will be given out every other Friday and tested on the following Thursday. For the first week, the words will be tested in isolation and in the second week, if the previous result was 8/10 or more, in a dictation passage otherwise the words will be tested in isolation again.
A homework task will be set every Friday and if returnable, will need to be returned the following Friday.
Topic Homework can be found by following the link above.
The homework presentation afternoon will be on Friday 20th October 2017.
Miss Rose :)
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