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Welcome to Blue Class.

We are looking forward to an exciting new term!

Mrs Scott teaches us on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Mitchell teaches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Davies is a trainee teacher who also helps us with our learning.

 

We all learn together and try to work hard at being Super Turtles.

We know what is means to follow the 4 Fleetville Bees.

 

 

Our Learning Journey this term is

Rainforest To Rio

We will be reading and discussing traditional stories from Brazil and reading and writing poems on the theme of Carnival. 

 

We will also be reading and writing explanation texts about the life cycle of an oak tree and recording plant growth.

 

In Maths we will be looking at money, recognising different coins and their values and solving money problems. We will also be solving multiplication and division problems related to halves and quarters. We will be describing, comparing and using standard units for capacity and volume such as litres and millilitres. 

 

We will be using our Scientific investigation techniques to explore plant structures and name, observe, describe and compare plants. We will record our data using a simple data base.

 

In Geography we will use language related to human and physical geography to describe and compare the rainforest and Rio de Janeiro.

 

In preparation for our end of year Rio Carnival we will be designing and making percussion instruments using textiles to decorate them. We will explore different rhythm patterns so we are ready to play our instruments in the Carnival. 

We will also be making Carnival headdresses and preparing Carnival food for the celebrations.

 

In PE we will develop our athletic skills, particularly running, jumping and throwing.

 

We will learn how different religions have symbols that relate to them.

 

We will be preparing for changes in our lives as we look forward to moving into Year Two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Learning Journey this term

is

 

Carnival of the Animals

 

We will be exploring traditional tales; Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood. We will also be researching and writing a leaflet about our class animal. We will be reading and writing poems and exploring interesting words to describe animals.

 

In Maths we will be exploring numbers to 100, including addition and subtraction equations, missing number problems and word problems.

 

Our Science learning will be all about animal classification and knowing which groups animals belong to.

 

We will be describing where animals live using geographical language.

 

We will focus on the life of David Attenborough and learn about his impact on our understanding of animals and how we can care for our world.

 

In D&T we will be designing an animal print that we will use to print onto fabric.

 

In Computing we will be learning how to produce images and text using a computer.

 

Our PE learning will be all about bat and balls skills, team spirit and tactics.

 

In Music we will be listening and responding to The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens.

 

In PSHE we will be focusing on positive relationships with others by making good choices.

 

We will also be :

 

  • · Following the 4 Bees
  •   Using our Super Turtle Learning Powers
  •   Using and applying phonemes and graphemes while reading and writing
  •   Speaking in full sentences, listening to instructions and composing sentences for writing
  •   Answering Maths questions in full sentences and drawing out mathematical problems

Our Learning Journey this term is

 

Motion and Commotion

 

                                                                        Image result for locomotive inventions

 

 

We will be exploring three books by Julia Donaldson - Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo's Child and Stick Man. We will also be reading and writing poems about machines and creating rhyming couplets.

 

We will be designing and making model vehicles that have wheels and axles. Then we will write instructions for making a model vehicle.

 

In Maths we will solving addition and subtraction problems, finding halves and quarters of shapes and groups of objects. We will also learn how to record length and mass in a variety of contexts. 

 

Our Science learning will be all about exploring forces and how objects move, stop and change direction. We will be using forces such as folding, bending and curling to make simple sculptures.

 

We will be finding out about the life of George Stephenson, a mechanical engineer.

 

In PE we will develop and repeat dance moves and use our bodies to respond to the idea of how robots move.

 

In ICT we will learn how to control movement and use coding on simple computer programs such as Daisy the Dinosaur.

 

We will also be :

 

· Using our Super Turtle Learning Powers to become happy

        positive learners.

· Learning new phonemes and graphemes (Phase 3 & 5).

· Spelling tricky words and using phonics learning in our spelling.

· Reading: reading aloud, sounding out words we are unsure of, talking about what we have read and checking it makes sense.

· Discussion and sharing of ideas, through clear delivery of whole sentences.

· Handwriting: looking at correct letter formation, size and position on the line.

· Self-help skills: organising belongings within the classroom, making sensible choices and developing strategies for dealing with tricky situations.

· Developing understanding of the 4  Bees and how they help us to behave well with others.

Our Learning Journey this half term is

Earth, Moon and Stars

 

 

In English we will be retelling and rewriting familiar stories and reading The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield, writing non chronological reports about the first Moon Landing and investigating poetry about space.

 

Our Maths learning will be exploring numbers to 50 with addition and subtraction, looking at time and learning how to tell the time.

 

In Science we will learn how the Earth moves through space and why we have seasons, identifying weather patterns and developing our vocabulary about the weather.

 

We will be using saws and drills in D&T and creating windmills. 

 

In RE we will be listening and responding to a variety of creation stories.

 

Our Information Technology learning will be developing simple coding skills using the Bee Bots.

 

In Art we will be exploring painting techniques including colour mixing and learn how to use shade and tone.

 

We will be setting goals in PSHE and thinking about New Year Resolutions.

 

In PE we will be developing gymnastic skills to create a short sequence. 

 

In Music we will be listening to Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

 

We will also be :

 

· Using our Super Turtle Learning Powers to become happy

        positive learners.

· Learning new phonemes and graphemes (Phase 3 & 5).

· Spelling tricky words and using phonics learning in our spelling.

· Reading: reading aloud, sounding out words we are unsure of, talking about what we have read and checking it makes sense.

· Discussion and sharing of ideas, through clear delivery of whole sentences.

· Handwriting: looking at correct letter formation, size and position on the line.

· Self-help skills: organising belongings within the classroom, making sensible choices and developing strategies for dealing with tricky situations.

· Developing understanding of the 4  Bees and how they help us to behave well with others.

Our Learning Journey this half term is

 

What a Wonderful World!

 

       

 

In English we will be looking at story structure, setting and characters as well as writing our own recounts. We will also be exploring poems with rhyming couplets.

 

Our Maths learning will be exploring numbers to 20 with addition and subtraction.

 

In Science we will learn how to identify and classify materials and taking part in scientific investigations.

 

We will be creating maps and looking at their key features in Geography.

 

In History we will be looking at how toys have changed over time.

 

In RE we will look at the various festivals of Light including Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas.

 

Our Information Technology learning will be finding commonly used buttons on a keyboard.

 

In Art we will be cutting, tearing, shaping and gluing a variety of materials to make a collage.

 

We will be improving relationships in PSHE and thinking about how to solve friendship problems.

 

In PE we will be developing dance moves and creating our own dance sequences.

 

In Music we will learn how to follow instructions when singing and using musical instruments.

 

We are also looking forward to preparing for our Christmas performance!

 

We will also be :

 

· Using our Super Turtle Learning Powers to become happy

        positive learners.

· Learning new phonemes and graphemes (Phase 3 & 5).

· Spelling tricky words and using phonics learning in our spelling.

· Reading: reading aloud, sounding out words we are unsure of, talking about what we have read and checking it makes sense.

· Discussion and sharing of ideas, through clear delivery of whole sentences.

· Handwriting: looking at correct letter formation, size and position on the line.

· Self-help skills: organising belongings within the classroom, making sensible choices and developing strategies for dealing with tricky situations.

· Developing understanding of the 4  Bees and how they help us to behave well with others.

Our learning journey this half term is

 

City Explorers

We will also be :

 

· Using our Super Turtle Learning Powers to become happy

        positive learners.

· Learning new phonemes and graphemes (Phase 3 & 5).

· Spelling tricky words and using phonics learning in our spelling.

· Reading: reading aloud, sounding out words we are unsure of, talking about what we have read and checking it makes sense.

· Discussion and sharing of ideas, through clear delivery of whole sentences.

· Handwriting: looking at correct letter formation, size and position on the line.

· Self-help skills: organising belongings within the classroom, making sensible choices and developing strategies for dealing with tricky situations.

· Developing understanding of the 4  Bees and how they help us to behave well with others.

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