We hope that you have had a good Easter and are ready for Term 5.
This term our topic is ‘Glorious Growing’ and we will be learning about different things that grow e.g plants, flowers, vegetables, fruit and other things we might find in the great outdoors. We will be learning about how plants grow and what plants need to help them grow. We will be looking closely at changes that we see outside as Summer begins and hopefully the weather becomes warmer and drier.
In Literacy we will be learning through stories about growing such as ‘ Jack and the beanstalk’, ‘Jasper’s beanstalk’, ‘Oliver’s vegetables’ to name a few. We will also be finding information in non- fiction texts and fact finding about weird and wonderful plants that grow in different countries. We will be using our writing to write labels, lists, diary entries as well as stories. This term we will be continuing to hear the sounds in words in order to write our own words and sentences. We will be recapping on digraph and trigraph sounds in phase 3, as well as phase 3 tricky words.
In Numeracy we will be learning about shape, space and measure which ties in nicely with our growing topic, where we will be measuring heights and lengths of sunflowers and plants, weighing out flour and seeds to make bread, and data handling about which fruit and vegetables are our favourites in order to create our own pictograms and graphs.
We look forward to working closely with you, and thank you in advance for your support.
The Kingfisher Team