Summer 1 2021 - 2022
This half term, we will continue to
*apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words
*respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters) for all 40+ phonemes, including, where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes
*read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words containing GPCs that have been taught
*read common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word read words containing taught GPCs and –s, –es, –ing, –ed, –er and –est endings
*read other words of more than one syllable that contain taught GPCs read words with contractions [for example, I’m, I’ll, we’ll], and understand that the apostrophe represents the omitted letter(s)
*read aloud accurately books that are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge and that do not require them to use other strategies to work out words
*re-read these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading.
This half term, we will continue to develop the children's understanding of the texts they read independently and those that are read to them.
We will focus on
*drawing on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts and thinking of how words are used.
*identifying / explaining key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information
*identifying and explaining the sequence of events in texts
*making inferences from the text
*predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
This half term our text is Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.
We will continue to write for a variety of purposes including letters, diary entries, descriptions, questions, re-tells, chronological and non-chronological reports.
We will write sentences by:
*saying out loud what they are going to write about
*composing a sentence orally before writing it
*sequencing sentences to form short narratives
*re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
We will focus on the following areas:-
*leaving spaces between words
*joining words and joining clauses using and
*beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
*using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’
*Using question and exclamation marks.
Counting forwards and backwards within 100
Partitioning numbers into 10's and 1's
Comparing and reason about numbers to 100
Ordering and solving problems based on numbers to 100
One more, one less for numbers to 100
Finding halves and quarters of shapes and amounts
Solving problems and reasoning about halves and quarters of shapes and amounts
Recognise, name and sort 3d shapes.
Talk about the properties of 3d shapes
Make patterns with 3d shapes
Problem solve and reason about 3d shapes
Recognise and find totals of coins.
Problem solve and reason about money and coins.
This half term, our topic is plants.
The children will be
*asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
*observing closely, using simple equipment
*performing simple tests
*identifying and classifying
*using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
*gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
* identifying and naming a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
*identifying and describing the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
This half term, our topic is the seaside. We will focus on the seaside resort of Cromer.
The children will:-
*To be able to name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.
*To be able to locate Cromer on a map and describe its human features.
*To be able to locate Cromer on a map and describe its physical features.
*To compare Cromer to Shareshill
*To use simple compass directions
*Express their own opinions about Cromer
This half term our topic is "It's my body"
The It’s My Body unit explores choices that children can make about looking after their bodies. The lessons look at key areas where children can make safer choices: their body, sleep and exercise, diet, cleanliness and substances. Children will learn facts about each of these areas and learn strategies to manage them. The message of choice and consent runs through the unit and children are encouraged to get help from trusted adults when necessary.
This half term, we will be completing the Charanga unit 'Your Imagination'
We will listen to and appraise the following songs:
● Your Imagination by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman
● Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins
● Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory soundtrack
● Daydream Believer by The Monkees
● Rainbow Connection from The Muppet Movie
● A Whole New World from Aladdin ©
Musical Activities - We will learn and/or build on their knowledge and understanding about the interrelated dimensions of music through:
a. Warm-up Games (including vocal warm-ups).
b. Flexible Games (optional extension work).
c. Learn to Sing the Song - step-by-step manageable learning chunks spread over the 6 steps.
d. Play Instruments with the Song. Play the given parts and their compositions/improvisations over the coda (the end section of the song, you will see it named on the screen) section of the song
e. Improvise with the Song (over the coda section of the song).
f. Compose with the Song (over the coda section of the song).
Perform the Song - perform and share their learning as they progress through the Unit of Work.
This half term, we will begin our Makaton learning.
*To be able to sign a variety of common greetings.- Good morning afternoon, evening, hello, goodbye, how are you?
*To be able to finger spell the letters of the alphabet A-Z and recap learning so far.
*To be able to sign family members – Mum, dad, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, cousin, auntie, uncle, baby and recap learning so far.
This half term, our topic is 'What do Christians believe God is like?'
The children will learn:-
*What a parable is
*Re-tell the parable 'The Lost Son' and know the hidden lesson from it.
*Understand who God represents in the parable
*Understand how people show love to each other and to God
*Understand what forgiveness means
*Explain what Christians believe God is like.
This half term, the children will:
*master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
*participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
These will be developed through tennis and cricket.
This half term, our learning will be linked to the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy.
The children will learn:-
- to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
- to use drawing to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- to use painting to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- to use sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
- about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work