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Spring Term

Our topic this term is ‘One boy, one bike, one dream…’which is based on the book ‘The Boy who Biked the World’ by Alastair Humphreys. The book is a recount of Humphrey’s journey around the world told through the eyes of a young boy called Tom. The book tells of his journey across the UK, through Europe and into Africa. Using the book as a starting point, we will be focusing on the physical and human features of England and the capital city London. Also, we will be travelling across Europe and focus on France and the capital city of Paris. We will be studying maps, books as well as electronic sources. We will then create a comparison between the two countries using all the research we have gathered. Our art work will be inspired by the work of Rachael Robinson-Elmer. We will be using printing techniques to create postcards of famous landmarks of the two countries we have studied.

The second part of the spring term will be focus on spring, new life and pancake day. All of what we learn will be shown at our spring production towards the end of term.

We have indoor PE on a Wednesday afternoon and another outdoor session in the week but this depends on the weather. It is advised that children bring their PE kits in on a Monday, leave them at school all week and take them home Friday.

We have lots of places to visit. So bye for now!


Autumn Term

It will be a very exciting term with our topic ‘Let the battle commence...’ We will be going back in time to see what life was like when Anglo Saxons and Vikings occupied Britain. We will be linking the topic through history, art, geography and D&T. The children will be making their own artefacts in D&T. How exciting!
In English, we will start a transition unit on several books from the author and artist, Oliver Jeffers. This is to help ease the children who have moved from KS1 into KS2. We will be focusing on characters and the plots of his stories before creating and retelling our own stories.
In numeracy, the children will be focusing on place value and move forward onto addition and subtraction. The pupils will do 99 Club once a week which allows them to practice their times tables and improve their score. If you would like to help your child improve their times table knowledge, I would recommend your child playing ‘Hit The Button’. It can be found on this free website
Swimming lessons start later on in the year and more information will be available near the time. Children are required to bring a towel, goggles (if needed) and their own swimming costume. Girls need to wear an all-in-one swimming costume.
P.E. lessons are twice a week with our indoor lesson on a Wednesday afternoon. It is advised that children bring their P.E. kits on a Monday and leave them at school all week and take them home on Friday.