Class 1/2 Maple
Summer Newsletter 2018
Welcome back Maple Class to our summer term. Our unit of work this term is ‘Home and Away’. We will begin this unit in literacy looking at an English significant individual, Samuel Pepys and his diaries. We will be learning about the gruesome Plague and the Great Fire of London, using this information to write our own historic diary entries.
We will build up to the upcoming ‘Wedding of the Year’ with some fictional writing based on The Wizard and the Princess by Julia Donaldson. And finish with a fact file and our own wedding invites.
Lastly, we will cross the oceans with Amy Johnson to Australia and write postcards, and also a write a recount of our Mayday.
Geography will guide us around the UK, its countries, capitals and surrounding seas and specifically our capital, London.
Children will be focussing on sketching in art. For our ‘Home’ aspect, children will be looking at the style Beatrix Potter used for her famous drawings and for ‘Away’, they will be looking at the artist Ken Done and his famous Australian landmarks.
In science, we shall be finding signs of spring on a spring walk around the village, recording spring weather and learning about the cycle of a flowering plant and seed dispersal. At the end of term, we begin to look at the ‘Away’ aspect of our topic and learning about Australian habitats and the animals that live there.
In maths, various aspects will be covered including place value, adding and subtracting using a number line, multiplication, fractions and time.
Children will be asking questions about God in RE and the theme for music during the summer term is ‘The Friendship Song’ where children will be learning about the beat and rhythms of song and discussing and comparing different music.
Children will need to learn their spellings for Friday please and weekly maths sheets to be handed in then too along with reading comprehension for the Year Two children as we approach SATs. The learning logs will be sent out on Friday too but as normal, with a longer time to complete.
As ever, we are always available if you have any queries relating to work in the classroom. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to lots more fun and hard work this term.