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Summer Term

TOPIC

Beat Band Boogie

 

Bah-dum TISH! Invite a drumming ensemble into school and tune in to their stirring sounds and beats. Can the children find out the difference between pulse, rhythm and perfect pitch? They’ll need to listen carefully to explore how different rhythmic patterns are created and developed.

Once the band are swinging, encourage the children to join in and shake their thing – everybody move to the beat band boogie! See how the drummer’s hands and feet work at different times and in different ways? Who can do the same?

After the show, hold a question session so the children can find out more by listening to the drummers talk about their music.

 

Gather ideas about movements, beats and sounds they heard and saw. Discuss the rhythm patterns.

Lets create a marching band!

 

BEACHCOMBERS

 

Your about to become an expert beachcomber! We can take a peak into the water to find out about the weird and the wonderful animals and plants and their micro-habitats.  We will invent our our rockpool resident and discover what it will need to survive happily in its watery habitat.

 

Got your shorts and sunglasses ready? Bucket and spade? Splash, Splash! Let’s go beachcombing…..

 

This topic has a science focus and will look at a variety of animals and their habitats. We will complete an experiment to see how sea water effects different materials.

 

We endeavour to visit Bosworth Water Park as part of this topic to give children a first hand experience of a safe and contained beach. 

 

English

 

This term in English we will be focusing on writing texts with more length through the story of 'The Singing Mermaid' and ‘Sally and the Limpet’.

 

We will be using a variety of punctuation and sentence types and learning how we can make sentences even better by using expanded noun phrases, adverbs and conjunctions such as if, when, but, so and because.

 

We will be writing our own explanation texts, recounts, diary entries, character descriptions and poetry.

 

As well as this, we will be learning new spelling patterns and working hard to apply these within our writing. 

 

MATHS

 

This half term in Maths, the children will continue to consolidate their number and place value knowledge and fluency skills. Then will apply their skills through different reasoning and problem solving challenges.  We will continue to practise all the different methods learnt throughout the year.

 

We will learn how to tell the time to 5 minute intervals as well as identifying properties of 3D shapes and reading scales with different intervals.

 

The children need to continue to practise the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables both forwards and backwards as well as learning division facts e.g 35 ÷ 5 = 7

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