Welcome to Kestrels Class.
Our Topic for the Summer Term is ‘Wonders of the World’ and throughout this term we will focus on developing our Geographical knowledge and understanding. We will be learning about our local area through field work and studying Mountains-in particular the four main peaks in the U.K. We will also look at how mountains are important to people living in the region.
In English, we will be using the book ‘Me and You’ by Anthony Browne to write a traditional tale from a different viewpoint. In Summer 2 we will write an autobiography based on a famous explorer. We will also pretend we are an astronaut and will we be writing and performing a transmission home.
In Maths, we will focus on building and strengthening our knowledge across all maths areas. We will learn about: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, measurement, geometry, statistics and time.
In Food Technology, we will be developing our understanding of seasonality. We will also be taking part in a cookery competition to create a savoury dish for the Queen in connection with the jubilee celebrations.
Our science topic on Earth and Space will begin with a VR workshop, allowing the children to view Space up close. We will learn about the movement of the Earth, Moon and other planets
In Computing we will develop our use of Information Technology. We will practice our typing and editing skills, organise and present data in a spreadsheet and combine various apps and software to present a space transmission.
Through PSHE and Online Safety we will discuss how adverting, media and spending time online can affect our health and wellbeing.
You will not need to bring your PE kits to school but you can wear your PE kits on our PE days. Most PE will be outside so please make sure you’ll be warm enough and as the weather heats up that you have a sun-hat, water bottle and sun-cream on.
Homework will be set at the start of the term on Seesaw. Children can upload their work to Seesaw at the end of the term or as they finish each task. If you would prefer a paper copy of the homework please contact the school to arrange this. Children will receive rewards for completed homework tasks.
You can support us by listening to your child read regularly, helping them learn their times tables and practice their spelling. Children will receive a reward and raffle ticket each time they read at home (you can sign their link book or they could upload a photo/video to Seesaw). Children can become ‘Maths Champions’ and receive a special pencil when they know all the times tables and division facts up to 12x12 and are able to use them to solve a variety of problems. Children will also receive rewards for doing well in their spellings.
We look forward to learning lots of new and interesting things this term!