Coral Reef are a Key Stage 1 and lower Key stage 2 class taught by Mrs D'Avoine and the team.
Half termly updates!
Summer 2 - Coral Reef
Towns and Cities in England
We will begin our PSHE lessons by focusing on mental health and emotional well-being, dealing with feelings. We will learn how to celebrate achievements and set personal goals. We will also come up with positive strategies to deal with setbacks. We will then move on to online safety, looking in particular at cyber bullying. We will learn how we can stay safe online and how to deal with different types of cyber bullying. Finally, we will move on to looking at changes. We will concentrate on how change can affect us and look at ways to manage with different changes in our lives. Alongside this we will have one emotional literacy lesson per week focusing on skills such as motivation, empathy, self awareness, self regulation and social skills.
During our English lessons we will begin by reading our shared text ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’. This will be the stimulus for some of our writing. We will then start off by studying the features and structure of advertisements and descriptive writing. After that we will either design our very own Seawig and complete some descriptive writing to go along with it or create a poster advertising the night of the Seawigs. Next, we will be writing an explanation text about ice-cream to get us in the Summer mood. We will need to study the features of explanation texts and then carry out some research about ice-cream.
At the beginning of the half term in maths we will be concentrating on telling the time. By the end, we will hopefully be able to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. We will then be describing different movements and turns, plotting movements and turns on a graph and creating different patterns with shapes. After this, we will move on to fractions, recognising, finding, naming and writing fractions ½, ⅓, ¼, 2/4 and 3/4 .
In science this half term we will be learning about plants. We will begin by discussing what we already know about different plants. We will then describe the process of how seeds grow into plants. After that, we will look at the scientific names for different parts of a plant and look at how plants change throughout the seasons linking back to previous learning.
During geography this half term, we will be focusing on towns and cities in England. We will focus on the map of England and begin by recognising the four countries and the four capital cities. We will then learn the difference between a town and a city and label and locate some cities across England. We will finish off by designing our very own town using the features we have learnt about.
This half term in RE, we are focusing on Christianity and answering the question who brought messages about God and what did they say? We will begin by looking at the importance of trust. Throughout the topic we will study two faith stories and the messages behind them.
Alongside all of this brilliant learning we will also be developing our skills through art, DT, PE, food technology and computing. For more information please see the long term plan (LTP) and twitter for daily updates.