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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.

Our Teaching Assistant is Miss Barnes

 

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

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

 

 

This half term, our learning journey is

 

Moon Zoom

We are very excited to be finding out lots about Space and the first moon landing. We will even be designing and building our own models of moon buggies!

 

In English we will be reading the story Man in the Moon and exploring other space stories to help us write our own story about a trip to the moon. We will also be reading and writing poems about space. We will be writing instructions using the book Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend to help us.

 

In Maths we will be adding and subtracting numbers within 50 and finding out about halves and quarters. We will also be investigating length and weight and talking about standard units. 

 

In Computing we will be using the internet to research facts about space and the first moon landing.

 

In Science we will be naming and describing different materials and working out how to sort them.

 

In History we will be finding out about the first moon landing.

 

In PE  we will be developing our gymnastic skills and finding different ways to travel and use apparatus safely. We will also be developing a sequence of dance moves inspired by space songs and music.

 

In Music we will be learning and enjoying songs. We will be learning some new ones relating to space. 

 

In D&T we will be designing our own model moon buggies and then working in a small group to make one and how to use wheels and axles. We will be thinking about what went well with our models and what didn't go quite so well.

 

In RE we will be thinking about how people look after each other and also about giving something up for love.

 

Our Eco-theme this half term is understanding how to use materials carefully and learning about the 3 Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

This half term our Learning Journey is

 

Splendid Skies

Lots of our learning will be inspired by our own experiences, the weather and climate.

We are looking forward to finding out lots about the Hurricane of 1987.

We will be having lots of discussion and learning about time, chronological order and other aspects of Mathematics.

 

In English we will be reading stories with familiar settings and writing our own stories, reading poetry about the seasons, reading and writing non-fiction texts about The Hurricane of 1987.

 

In Maths we will be exploring calculation strategies within 20, telling the time to the hour and half-past and exploring numbers to 40.

 

In Computing we will be using word processing to create a short piece of writing.

 

In Science we will be assigning weather types to seasons, describing how day length changes, gathering data  for a scientific investigation and conducting ice investigations. 

 

In History we will be learning about a famous historical event - the Hurricane of 1987.

 

In Geography we will be understanding the the terms: weather, seasons and climate and how they have specific meanings.

 

In PE  we are learning to move with some control and awareness of space, we will also be developing team work and fair play skills.

 

In Music we will be listening and responding to a famous piece of music—Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and composing a piece of music with symbols to create a score for the Four Seasons.

 

In D+T we are designing, making and evaluating a pinwheel, using the skills of sawing and drilling.

 

In RE we will be understanding that we all belong to different communities and know what it means to be part of a community. We will also be exploring naming ceremonies.

 

Our Eco Learning will be understanding the importance of sustainable resources to avoid air pollution.

We will also be :

 

· Using our Super Turtle Learning Powers to become happy

        positive learners.

· Learning new phonemes and graphemes (Phase 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.

This half term our Learning Journey is

 

Children of the World

 

 

Lots of our learning will be inspired by our own experiences and the world we live in.

We are looking forward to finding out lots about different religions, cultures and countries.

We will be having lots of discussion and learning about 2D and 3D shape and other aspects of Mathematics.

 

In English we will be writing about events from our own experiences, reading and learning about poems from around the world, retelling and rewriting stories with patterned language.

In Maths we will be investigating and developing a deeper understanding of numbers to 20; including addition and subtraction and developing knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes.

 

In Computing we are developing our understanding of algorithms and simple coding.

 

In Science we will be deepening our understanding of the human body and the senses and asking scientific questions.

 

In History we will be making observations and comparing toys from nowadays and from the past. 

 

In Geography we will be creating simple maps to develop our knowledge of the local area.

 

In PE  we are using a variety of skills when playing games and developing simple dance sequences.  

 

In Music we will be learning to sing songs and perform in front of an audience.

 

In Art we are using a variety of techniques to create a self portrait.

 

In D+T we are designing, making and evaluating items created for a specific purpose. 

 

In RE we are learning about festivals of light from different religions. 

 

Our Eco Learning will be to think about how we can reduce our carbon footprint and food waste.

 

We are also looking forward to preparing and practicing and performing our Christmas production in front of an audience. 

We will also be :

 

· Using our Super Turtle Learning Powers to become happy

        positive learners.

· Learning new phonemes and graphemes (Phase 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 for Autumn 1 is:

Dinosaur Planet!

Lots of our learning will be inspired by dinosaurs.

We are looking forward to finding out lots about dinosaurs and see how they can help us with our learning in

English, Science, History, D&T and Art.

We will be having lots of discussion and learning about numbers and other aspects of Mathematics.

 

English: write dinosaur inspired lists, labels and captions; read and listen to many different styles of poetry and re-tell a familiar stories using a logical  sequence of events.

 

Maths: investigate and develop a deeper understanding of numbers to 10; solve one step

problems that involve addition and subtraction and add and subtract one-digit numbers to 10.

 

Computing: program a floor robot to navigate around a dinosaur themed map.

 

Science: classify animals according to what they eat and identify trees as

being either deciduous or evergreen.

 

History: learn about the life of Mary Anning.

 

PE: move with control and awareness of space, develop tactics and begin to understand the term ‘opponent’.

 

Music: use percussion instruments to create a piece of music to play in the Harvest Festival.

 

Art/ D+T: create a clay model of a dinosaur and demonstrate a range of cutting and joining skills to create a dinosaur landscape.

 

RE: be thankful for the Earth and the things it provides including the harvesting of food.

 

 

We will also be :

 

· Using our Super Turtle Learning Powers to become happy

        positive learners.

· Learning new phonemes and graphemes (Phase 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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