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Summer Term 2019

Numeracy                                                                                                                                                                   We have already worked so hard this year on our times tables and this work will be continuing as a quick and accurate recall of them is such a support and confidence boost to the children in all other areas of maths. We shall continue to develop our skills using efficient written methods for the four rules of number as they underpin the calculations for our multi-step problems and mathematical investigations. We shall be looking further at the connection between fractions and decimals, reading digital time in timetables, understanding and analysing data and finding missing numbers.

Literacy                                                                                                                                                                      Our literary studies this term will again focus on reading comprehension, learning and using our spelling lists in our daily writing and accurate use of the grammar and punctuation features we have been studying throughout the year, including the use of subordinate clauses, speech punctuation and apostrophes. We shall be also focussing our attention on poetry in a variety of different forms, explanation texts, playscripts and writing stories based in an imaginary world. A busy term ahead!

PSHE                                                                                                                                                                                We will be focussing on Keeping Safe this term and will explore situations that could involve fire, water, roads and assessing risks that could occur. We will also be thinking about keeping ourselves safe in the sun and getting the Wrap, Splat, Hat message across. We will look at our personal safety too and revisit stranger danger, bullying and online safety.

RE                                                                                                                                                                                 Our studies in the summer term will be based on the topics of ‘Milestones in our Lives’, where we shall be investigating how different world religions celebrate particular times in a follower’s life. In our topic ‘Religions in our Neighbourhood’ we shall be investigating the different religions we have in our area, where they are and who they represent. We are planning a visit to our local Christian church to find out about their role in our local community and how they offer support, advice and friendship to the people of Hampton.

Geography                                                                                                                                                                    Our focus for topic this term is Geography. We are investigating what an island is. Our initial 6 weeks are finding out about the UK and what is unique about each of the UK'S  4 countries by comparing and contrasting them. We will learn what physical geography is by understanding how the landscape has been formed and changed over time as well as where the major cities are in the UK.  Finally, we will research St Lucia and compare a totally different type of island by looking at the physical features, culture and life style.

Art                                                                                                                                                                                    In Art this term the children will be exploring different artists. The children will then use this knowledge to create different landscape as this will link well with our Geography topic about exploring different landscapes and environments. A few of the artists that we be looking at is Banksy and his art work using graffiti, Andy Warhol and how he uses pop art within his art work and George Seurat’s pointillism work.  

Design and Technology                                                                                                                                              In Design and Technology this term the children will be set the project to make a fantasy island. This will link in well with our Geography topic and our Literacy focus of the story Treasure Island. The children are going to be asked to research, plan, make and evaluate their fantasy islands. The children will have to think and research about what you might find on an island and what sort of items they might need to survive. Within the project the children will also be set the challenge of designing and creating a pulley system which they will need to use for transporting items from the beach to a cliff top and back again.

Science                                                                                                                                                                            Our studies this term will be focussing on ‘All Living Things’. We shall be investigating the criteria for knowing whether something is living through learning about ‘Mrs NERG’, discovering the different groups and classifications we find throughout the natural world and investigating the school environment for living creatures and then going on to use our result with classification keys. We shall be asking lots of questions about the natural world around us, so parents and carers please be prepared!

Computing                                                                                                                                                                This term we will be looking at how animations and games are programmed, we will be using Code.org and the ‘Hour of Code’. With these activities, we will be learning how to move animations from one place to another, debug any issues we have with our coding by finding the wrong element in the sequence and creating our own video game using our coding skills.

PE                                                                                                                                                                                This term the children will be learning the different elements of rounders and cricket. We will be focussing on accuracy and distance with our bowling and throwing skills. Alongside this, we will also be learning the different formations and rules we need to play the games. During these lessons, we will be focussing largely on hand-eye coordination and how this can help us with our batting skills. We will also continue to work with our PE coaches to enhance our indoor PE skills.

Outdoor Learning                                                                                                                                                      This term the children will be designing and building shelters. They will examine and discuss pictures of shelters made by people from other parts of the world, then use teamwork and share their ideas to construct shelters and find ways to improve them. They will also find out about treasure maps and trails.