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Whittington MoorNursery and Infant Academy

We nurture, we thrive, we blossom.

Growth of every child.Respect by learning from each other.Opportunity for all.Wonder and curiosity.

Summer 1

This term in Oak Class in English we have been using a non-fiction book about Singapore to find out about the weather and geography, we then used this as inspiration to create our own non-fiction writing about Chesterfield. We have also written letters to Cavendish Junior school and even got to write these in pen!! In maths we have been focusing on fractions finding half, a third, a quarter and three quarters of a shape and of an amount. We have used different methods to find the answers. In geography we have been learning about Singapore, finding it on a map, comparing the buildings, the human and physical features and the lives of the children that live in Singapore compared with what it is like in Chesterfield. In science we have been learning about plants, recapping the parts, looking if it is a seed or bulb and finding out what plants need to grow as well as planting seeds to test if they will grow better in warmer or colder conditions which we will check next term when they have grown. Then we began to look at life cycles starting with humans, mammals and frog lifecycles. In RE we have been learning about the festivals of Ramadan and Eid, how they are celebrated and comparing Eid with the Christian festival of Easter. In PSHE we have been talking about relationships, how families are all different, what happy and ‘worry’ secrets mean and what can we do if have a ‘worry’ secret and thought about problem solving techniques and how to use them in friendship issues. In computing we have looked at pictograms and tally charts to record information pictorially. In PE we have been using defending and attacking tactics and continuing to develop an understanding of the transition from defence to attack and have been working in teams to build trust and complete a range of different activities. In art have been mixing colours to create the secondary colours, looked at the foreground, middle ground and background and perspective when creating landscapes and then used what we had learnt to create a final piece.  Our artist of the term was Art of Claude Monet. We used the waterlilies picture as inspiration and created our own versions smudging the pastel colours to blend them together and our music genres have been R ‘n’ B for April and Rock ’n’ Roll for May.