During the Spring term, in English we will continue to practice our letter formation and our sentence skills. Our lessons will begin with a focus on The Hundred Decker Bus. We will use DEAL to engage with the characters we meet and immerse ourselves in the story so we can create our own One Hundred Decker Bus Story and write our own exciting adventure stories.
There is an expectation that all our children read or share books at home. If your child reads at home 4 times in a week, they will receive a Reading Raffle ticket, which enters them into a draw held every term. Everyone loves the Reading Raffle, as participants can win games, books , day trips and other exciting prizes.
We are following the “Letters and Sound” programme to help us recognise, recall and use phonemes. You will find useful games and resources at the following website:
In Maths we follow the White Rose scheme of work. We will be covering the following units: Length and Height, Multiplication and Division, Geometry: Shape and Position and Direction. All of our children and encouraged to use Mathletics, which is full of maths challenges and games. You will find the sign-in information in your child’s home-school diary.
History, Science, PE & PHSE
This term has a History focus. We will be learning about Explorers: What is an explorer? Who are explorers? and, where have some explorers travelled to? We will be using stories and other sources to show that we know and understand key features of events .
In science we will be learning about Everyday Materials and their uses. We will be identifying and naming a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock, describing the simple physical properties, identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for everyday uses and finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
Our P.E focus for this term will be Gymnastics then Target and Invasion games. Our P.E lessons are on a Monday and Friday. As the weather is getting colder and wetter, please send in an outdoor kit (a jumper, jogging bottoms & trainers). We will send P.E kits home every half term. We will also be having a Boogie Bounce session every Tuesday and we will be regularly running our ‘Daily Mile’ to help us to keep fit and healthy and ready to learn.
In computing we will be practicing our mandatory skills and improving our digital literacy by collecting and sorting data then creating and presenting our ideas.
There is also the opportunity to sing in our lunchtime choir, or start ukulele lessons this year.
On Wednesday mornings, Acorns are taught PSHE by Mrs Smith, Music by Mr Flase and RE by Mrs Tootle
We are really looking forward to another exciting term, and will be working extra hard to earn the prestigious ‘Class of the Week’ Oakgrove Owl!