Our topic for Summer 1 is:
Why is water precious?
This half term we will be focusing on how water is important to us and the world around us. We will research all the different uses of water and investigate different experiments using water.
This half term we have the opportunity to write a non-chronological report based on an animal that lives in or near water. During this the children will research and plan their own report and they will make sure to use the grammar elements we have been learning, for example contractions, commas and questions. We will also be replying to our letters from our pen pals, looking at stories based around the sea and writing an explanation text on how to plant a seed.
We will be focussing on the spelling patterns that the children will be bringing home as spellings. As well as any sounds the children are struggling with. Please continue to practise these at home ready for the spelling test on a Wednesday morning. Results of their spellings will be stuck into their home diaries on Thursday.
This half term children will be focusing on the following areas of mathematics:
Children will be taught to:
· Use water colours and crayons to create art.
· How to create art using different materials.
· How the use of water can change paint.
During this topic we will be lucky enough to be able to do lots of different experiments. We will look at how water is needed to grow plants and how different objects are absorbent and waterproof. We will also look at what different animals live in the water and how they survive.
When looking at water and its uses, we will look at how different countries and environment have different amounts of water. We will also look at how it is not easy for everyone in the world to have easy access to water.
This half term we will be finishing off our multi-skills activities. Then we will be moving onto athletics and practising for Sports Day. We will focus on running, jumping and throwing, the building blocks of athletics, which in turn underpin nearly all other sports and physical activities. The children will progress to more complex movement patterns and should be able to execute them with increasing efficiency through practice and training.
Music will be covered by Mrs Powell-Thomas on Monday afternoons.
READING AND PHONICS
Home Learning Activities - Summer 1
Classes: Brazil and Germany Topic Focus - Why is water previous?
Date due: Friday 25th May 2018 (or any time before)
Research what different animals live in fresh water and salt water. Create a fact booklet to share with the class.
Write a set of instructions on how you can walk from the school gate to our classroom. E.g. 10 steps forward. Turn right. 5 steps forward.
Create a shoebox water environment full of animals that would live there. E.g. waterhole in grasslands, river bank, Great Barrier Reef.
Use materials to build a bridge that holds 25g.
Find different objects at home and see what floats and what sinks. Record your results.
Write an underwater story. It can be about anything you want underwater. E.g. mermaids, mystical sea creatures, dolphins etc.
Create a water safety poster for children that go swimming at the beach or in a swimming pool.
Create a poster or fact book to encourage children to drink more water.
Please try to do at least two of the above. Share your home learning with us! Bring items, pictures or photos into school and we will share them during show and tell on Friday afternoons. All home learning is celebrated with the class and put on display. Happy home learning!