Welcome to Oak Class!
Summer 2 - Europe
I hope you enjoyed the sunny (ish!) weather during half term and welcome back to the second half of the summer term. Our topic for this half of the term is ‘Europe.’ The weather is still changeable so could children please have their coats in school if needed as we will aim to have break times and PE outside as often as possible.
In our fiction writing we will be focussing on character and setting descriptions alongside using speech in our stories by looking at stories from around Europe. In non-fiction we will be writing persuasive leaflets trying to convince people to visit European countries. The children have been sent home spellings this week, with tests happening weekly. Thank you for your help learning these so far, please continue your support for your child this half term, we’ve had some really impressive spellers! The children will continue to earn pen licences if they always show cursive, joined handwriting and PRIDE in their learning.
Reading at home is greatly encouraged. If the children have their reading records signed to show they have read five times during a week they will gain a raffle ticket with the chance to win choosing time. It can be anything at all (comics, internet articles, game instructions etc.) but please make notes and comments, it is greatly appreciated.
In maths lessons, we will be recapping our column addition and subtraction methods this half term. We will be also looking at our multiplication and division strategies – problem solving and reasoning being the main focus. Every morning we will be completing a fast maths grid, this will be focussing on the children’s times table and division knowledge. You can have fast learning grids as an opportunity for the children to practice their multiplication at home and children will receive a house point if they complete these as home learning.
In Art and Design:
· Children will looking at local food and artwork in the different areas of Europe.
· Measuring air temperature
· Making and using temperature records
Where is Europe? What is Europe? Who lives here?
What do you think we would see if we flew over Europe?
What do we remember of the Romans or Angles and Saxons, or Vikings?
What is their country like now?
Recall of depth study of one invading people.
Explore music from Europe.
Ash class will be looking at ‘what religions are in our neighbourhood?’ in RE and will be gaining an understanding of basic programming skills in Computing. We will be doing Music lessons and learning French as a Modern Foreign Language.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION and FOREST SCHOOL
The children will be doing a variety of Forest school activities to help teamwork skills and their ability to work and learn together alongside PE lessons with Miss Davis on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure your child has their PE kit every Monday and during the week as things can always change.
Six suggested home learning tasks have been sent home separately and your child can complete as many of these as they wish. They can change the task being as creative as they want, and it is expected that at least two tasks are finished. These tasks can be brought in at any point during the half term but can all finished tasks please be returned by Friday 14th July.
Home Learning Activities -
Theme focus: Europe
Date due: July 14th 2017
Complete at least two of the following activities…or as many as you would like!
Six suggested home learning tasks have been sent home separately and your child can complete as many of these as they wish. They can change the task being as creative as they want, and it is expected that at least one task is finished. These tasks can be brought in at any point during the half term but can all finished tasks please be returned by May 25th 2017.
Bronze - Map
Can you draw or create a map showing the different continents of the world?
Silver - Food
Make and try food from different European countries. You can take photos or write recipes.
Gold - Postcards
Create or design postcards for different European countries or cities. What famous landmarks or things could go on the front?
Bronze - Travel
Find out travel times to different European countries. Do you have to fly by plane? Where is the furthest European country from England?
Silver - Leaflet
Create a leaflet or poster that gives information about a European county of you choice.
Gold - European country.
Create your own European county and present it in any way you like. Think about where it is in Europe? What is the weather like? How many people live there? What flag does it have?
Please share your home learning with us! Bring items, picture or photos into school.