We are going to Snipe Dales on the 12th of July on a school trip.
We are having our Sports Day on the 14th July.
Our topic in term 6 is The Great Outdoors!
We cannot believe that we are in term 6 already!
We have saved this topic for term 6 hoping that the weather will be kind to us and we can use our lovely school grounds to really immerse ourselves in The Great Outdoors by carrying out lots of learning outside.
We want to take a more geographical aspect within this topic and will look at weather patterns throughout the term. This will teach the children about temperature and rainfall and will link in nicely to our maths learning too.
Our design element this term is to design and evaluate a sandwich. The children will be creating their own sandwich giving their reasons for their choice. They will then make it at school and we are hoping to invite parents in for a picnic followed by an activity afternoon.
In Science, we are continuing with our topic of plants. We will be observing our bean seeds growth and planting our own vegetables!
We will then move onto identifying and naming a variety of common wild and garden plants within our school grounds, including deciduous and evergreen trees.
We will also be looking at and identifying the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
In RE, year 2 will be exploring their own ideas about God. We will learn about appreciating other’s beliefs and begin to understand the importance of prayer to many people.
In PE, the coach will be teaching the children tennis skills. This is perfect for our summer term and something I think the children will thoroughly enjoy. We are not quite sure which day PE will be on next term but please ensure that your child brings their PE kit on a Monday and leaves it at school for the week as we may have a few impromptu sports day practices too. The children will need a full PE kit, including plimsolls or trainers. Please ensure their PE kit is in line with Seathorne’s school uniform - black shorts and a white t-shirt.
In Numeracy, we will be using the SATs results as well as our on going assessments to see where the children may need further input before they go into Year 3.
The topics will include:
-number – including partitioning, sequencing and ordering.
-calculating – all the four operations and in particular the relationship between the operations of add, subtract and then multiply and divide.
-measures – including mass and capacity.
We will be focusing on word problems too, relating to measures (money, time, length, capacity and mass).
If there are any numeracy questions you would like to ask us then please do not hesitate to talk to us.
In Literacy, we will be consolidatiing correct sentence construction as well as fine tuning our sentences. We will improve the quality of sentences by starting them in different ways and linking them together with a variety of conjunctions, like; while, after, but and when.
We will be doing all this in the context of non-fiction writing, poetry and story writing which we always try and link in with our topic.
We will be continuing with our daily guided reading sessions encouraging the children to gain a deeper understanding of the texts they read as well as our SPAG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar) lessons on a Monday.
The homework tasks are continued from term 5 and are Science based. Charlie’s challenge and Ted’s teasers will also continue to be given out when your child returns their homework book with their sheet completed in the time. Please do not feel that they should be able to complete them in the time limit straight away – the idea is that they keep practising until they can. This may mean a few times or it may mean 30 times – the more they practise the quicker they will become.
In term 6, we will be taking the children on an exciting trip to Snipe Dales (12th July.) We have planned it to fit in perfectly with our topic and will be completing lots of exciting outdoor activities. To ensure the children’s utmost safety, we would like to take several adult helpers to enable us to have smaller groups. If you could spare a day to help us, we would be very grateful. We are very excited about our trip as we know the children will love every minute! We are crossing our fingers for good weather! Further details will be sent out next term.
Snipe Dales trip – Wednesday 12th July
Sports day – Friday 14th July at 1.30pm
The children were all excited to do some exercise with Olympic hero Clare Cunningham. They were pushed to the limit and had great fun! Clare was then kind enough to meet the children and show them the gold medal she won at the Olympic Games. Everyone took turns in holding and examining the medal.