Revised starting/finishing times are 8.50am & 3.20pm for Reception and Key Stage 1 and 9am & 3.30pm for Key Stage 2. Please make sure that Y5/6, who walk by themselves, and grandparents, are also aware of this.
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St Paul's Church of England Primary School

Summer 1

Theme Learning Question:


How do plants grow?


Curriculum Coverage:


In Maths, we will be describing position and direction, movement and turns. We will find efficient ways to solve problems using all four operations. We will then look at how to use number facts and equivalence. We will be using different mental strategies for addition and subtraction. Finally, we will begin our unit on time, including telling and writing the time to the hour, half hour and quarter hour. We will also begin to look at finding and comparing durations of time.


In English, our text is ‘The Last Wolf’ by Mini Grey, which takes the form of a traditional tale, re-told from a more environmentally friendly perspective. Our class novel is ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl. We will be learning the skills we need to be able to write a letter, in role, persuading the characters to save the trees. These skills include:

  • Using subordination (if, that)
  • Adding -er and -est to adjectives
  • Using homophones and near homophones
  • Using apostrophes for contracted forms
  • Including detail and description to inform the reader
  • Using a range of sentence forms to address the reader
  • Writing in 1st person
  • Including personal comments and own viewpoint
  • Using correct openings and closings e.g. Dear; opening statement to state why we are writing; from


 In Geography, we will be looking at maps, aerial photographs and plan views of the local area, to help us eventually draw our own.


In Art we will be learning about the life and the paintings of Van Gogh. 


In Science, In Science we will be studying the structure of plants, conducting investigations into how to keep them healthy, and learning the names of some plants in the local area.

In RE we will be thinking about how we can show the Christian value of Trust. We will also be exploring stories from the Qur’an, and asking the question, what do Muslims think about God?