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Summer 1

Curriculum Overview Summer 1

Wow! Looking back at all the photos from this term, has reminded me of how super busy we have been in Birch Class! In literacy, we focused on the following books; Where the Wild Things are, The Snail and the Whale and Chocolate Cake. We have been working really hard on our writing this term and I am so proud of how much progress the children have made. We have been writing about how characters may feel in a story using lots of amazing adjectives, sending descriptive postcards and finally writing instructions on how to make a marvellous mug cake.

In maths the children continued to engage with activities that focuses their attention to the purpose of counting – to find out ‘how many’ objects there are. The children have also revisited the concept of cardinality – the idea that the last number in the count tells us how many things there are altogether. They have also continued develop their subitising skills, we have been encouraging the children to consider when they can subitise and when they might need to use counting as a strategy.

In our understanding the world lessons, we have been learning about electricity as a source of power and what different objects need electricity to work. The different parts and life cycle of a plant. We also explored the different kinds of homes we live in and compared these to homes in other countries.  

In RE, we have explored the topic of special places. We thought about and identified where was special to us and why and then looked at the special places for Christians and Muslims; a church and a mosque. We have also continued working on our Personal, Social and Emotion development through circle times and stories. We’ve explored lots of different topics this term including; how to make friends, how to solve friendship problems when they occur, show respect in how we treat others, know how to help themselves and others when they feel upset and hurt and know and show what makes a good relationship. In PE our focus this term was on ball skills and using their hands to throw underarm and over arm, catch, aim and roll a ball accurately. In our music lessons, we have enjoyed listening to different styles of music such as funk, R’n’B, contemporary and rock and roll. We have learnt to sing Big Bear Funk and revisited other nursery rhymes and action songs, play instruments within the song and to improvise using voices and instruments. Our artist of the term was the surrealist artist Salvador Dali. We used Dali’s Lobster telephone as inspiration to create a photograph collage of 2 unusual objects, that wouldn’t normally be seen together.

Finally, this term we also had our special tea party to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles. We created flower paintings and made crowns.