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Summer 1 Newsletter 2017

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great Easter. We are looking forward to our new topic, Out and About.

 In English, we will be focusing on making our writing interesting by using a wide variety of verbs, adverbs and adjectives. We will be reading The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton and will be writing our own chapter about a new and magical land. We will also be writing persuasive leaflets following our trip to Beacon Hill.

 In Maths, we will be learning all about fractions. As usual, it is still very important that your child continues to learn their times tables as these are essential when finding fractions of amounts. I would strongly encourage you to support your child in learning these and the related division facts. We will also be revisiting addition and subtraction methods and will be applying our knowledge to solve real-life problems involving money and measures. We will continue to explore angles and will start to look at different types of lines.

 In Science, our topic is Plants and we will be identifying and describing the functions of the different parts of flowering plants. We will explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and how these vary from plant to plant. We will be working scientifically to investigate the way in which water is transported within plants. We will also be exploring the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. We will be asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them. We will be developing our scientific language and will use this to report on our findings.

In Geography, we will be exploring the physical and human geography of the Charnwood area. We will be visiting Beacon Hill where we will be learning about the different types of trees and plants growing there. We will also be learning about the counties and cities of the United Kingdom and will be looking at how these have changed over time.

In Art, we will be doing observational drawings of leaves and plants and will be learning new techniques to improve the quality of our drawings and sketches.

 In PE this term, the children will continue to receive instruction in swimming at Loughborough Leisure Centre. This will take place on Monday afternoons for a further 3 weeks, ending on Monday 15th May. So far they have all made excellent progress and I am sure they will continue to do so! We will also be playing striking and fielding games and will be learning new skills in cricket and rounders. For safety reasons, we follow the ‘NO jewellery’ policy for PE so please can I ask that children with pierced ears do not wear earrings to school on PE days. Please check that your child’s PE kit includes suitable footwear for both indoor and outdoor PE, as well as a pair of black tracksuit trousers and a black jumper for when the weather is cold.

 In Computing, we will become opinion pollsters where we will be learning about surveys and how to create them using the internet. As usual on-line safety is paramount and we will continue to learn about internet safety and responsible internet use.

 Our Learning Leaps for this half term are:

Maths: Fractions

Writing: Composition and Effect

Reading: Organisation

 Your child’s personalised targets can be found in their partnership books. Please continue to support your child at home with their spellings, reading and times tables.

 As always, if you think you can support our Topic this term in any way, I would love to hear from you.

 Best Wishes,

Mrs Kay

  • St. Paul's CE Primary School
  • Meadow Road
  • Woodhouse Eaves
  • Loughborough
  • LE12 8SA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01509 890483
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