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  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 94.6%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 94.6%
  • F2 Merlin Class 95.4%
  • F2 Sandpiper Class 96.9%
  • Y1 Firecrest Class 96.9%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 95.8%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 98.8%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 98.5%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96.4%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 96.9%
  • Y4 Bluebird Class 98%
  • Y4 Owl Class 97.4%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.7%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 96.5%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 97.9%
  • Y6 Toucan Class 96.7%
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Summer Term

Summer Term

 

Summer 1: Fantastic Mr Fox.

Is stealing ever ok? 

 

Summer 2: Flotsam.

Sustainability....why bother?

 

English

 

In English this term, we will be creating a wide range of text types including narrative stories, newspaper reports, information texts, letters, diary entries and poems. To do this, we will use a range of quality texts to base our work on such as Fantastic Mr Fox and Flotsam.

 

Maths

 

In maths we will explore measure as we use standard and non standard units to measure and compare items. We will then focus our learning on position and direction. Children will use language to describe position and direction. They will describe the position of objects and shapes from different starting positions. 

During Summer 2 children will learn about the measurement of time and the measurement of mass, capacity and temperature. 

 

Science

 

Our first topic in science for the Summer term will be Plants. Children will have the opportunity to closely study plants in the natural environment. They will set up a comparative experiment to observe what plants need to grow well, and watch the germination process first hand. Children will begin to learn about plants we eat, and understand that farming involves creating the right conditions for food crops to grown. 

When we return from half term our next science topic will be: The Environment. Children will be introduced to the ecological challenges that face the modern world. They will undertake a range of activities that challenge them to engage with environmental issues and to understand the simple changes we can make to live more sustainable lives. 

 

History / Geography

 

In the first half of the summer term our learning will focus upon changes beyond living memory as we learn about the history of farming. Children will be able to explain the differences between past and present in our life, the lives of others, from different times in history. They will learn about the significance of the rural to urban landscape; changing role of women and mechanisation. 

When we return from half term our learning will be about oceans and seas. We will locate oceans and continents of a world map, describe the human and physical features of an ocean. We will relate the link between plastic and pollution in the worlds oceans and describe how people can take care of the worlds oceans. 

 

SMSC / PSHE

Whilst reading the story, Fantastic Mr Fox children will be asked to think about the key questions: Is stealing always wrong?

In Summer 2 children will be asked to think about the world around them, they will focus upon the environment in Science and will discuss how to be a good citizen. 

In PSHE our focus will be health and wellbeing and living in the wider world.  We will learn some of the things that keep our bodies healthy, about making healthy choices and personal hygiene. We will then learn about looking after the local environment, about people in our community and how to get help in an emergency.  

 

DT

In our summer term children will begin by making a picnic using different products. They will examine food types,  explore and taste different picnic food, follow instructions, design a piece of food to take on a picnic, make picnic food from a design and then evaluate their products. 

 

Art

When we return from half term and our focus artist will be David Weisner. We will use materials such as oil, chalk, pastels and watercolours. Children will create images using the theme of under the sea. 

 

RE

This half term we will learn about why we have rules and routines and how they help us in our everyday lives. Children then go on to learn about rules and routines from the viewpoint of different religions; Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism. 

 

Computing

This term we will teach children to create and debug algorithms. Children will use the basic commands in Logo to move and draw using the turtle on screen, and then further develop algorithms using the ''repeat'' command. These skills will then be developed by teaching children to create algorithms in Scratch using a selection of blocks. 

Summer 2 Week 5

 

English

This week in English, we tried to answer the question 'what is it like at the bottom of the ocean?' To do this, we first read through our focus text 'Dougal's Deep Sea Diary'. We then conducted our own research to find out what is at the bottom of the ocean. Finally, we created our own information texts using our research. 

 

Maths

In maths this week we continued our unit of work on 'Measurement'. This week, we examined how read temperature using thermometers.

 

Science

In science this week, we continued our topic based on the environment. This week we examined why water is so important. We then conducted our own experiment to determine how much water we can save if we turn the tap off inbetween washing our hands and putting soap on. We found we could save huge amounts of water if we turn off the tap when putting soap on our hands.  

 

Art

This week in art and design, we continued our work on batiks and textiles. This week, we used our designs to create a batik. To do this, we used dye-resistant paint to create our underwater patterns. These will then be dyed to finish our underwater batik. 

 

Geography

In geography this week, we continued our work on seas and coasts. In our lesson this week, we examined birds-eye views of different beaches from the UK and around the rest of the world. We then described and compared the different features that we could see. 

Summer 2 Week 4

 

English

This week in English, we examined how to write our own persuasive speeches. To begin with we listened to a range of well known speeches and decided what we liked about them. We then researched the different speakers who we listened to such as Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King Jr, Greta Thunborg and David Attenborough. Finally, we created our own speeches to tell people about the issues of climate change. 

 

Maths

In maths this week we continued our unit of work on 'Measurement'. This week, we examined how to read and compare different capacities by recognising millilitres and litres. 

 

Science

In science this week, we examined the rainforests and how climate change can effect the animals that live there. We then examined how to recognise the different groups of animals that live in the rainforest such as birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

 

Art

This week in art and design, we continued to work on textiles. This week, we attempted to create a batik. This week, we designed our underwater batiks to be used in the following lesson. 

 

Geography

In geography this week, we contined to work on our topic of 'seas and coasts'. To start our lesson, we examined a range of beaches across the UK and described the features that we could see. We then used information texts to find out about a given beach. Using this information, we then created our own posters to advertise our beaches. 

Summer 2 Week 3

 

English

This week in English, we continued our work on persuasive texts. Our focus this week was to examine how to write a persuasive piece of writing based on why we need to keep our oceans clean. We first started by conducting our own research using laptops to find facts about how our oceans are being damaged. We then used these facts to support a persuasive piece of writing.

 

Maths

In maths this week we began a new unit of work on 'Measurement'. This week, we examined how to compare and measure mass using a range of different scales.

 

Science

In science this week, we began our new topic all about the environment. To start our unit of work off, we examined what global warming is before conducting an experiment to compare how ice melts at different rates depending on the temperature. 

 

Computing

This week in computing, we began to revisit our learning on presentations. To do this, we began to create a presentation based on why we need to look after our oceans. This week, we created a new powerpoint, inserted a title slide and then added 3 slides to the rest of the powerpoint. We then learned how to save our work in a folder so that we can easily find it again next lesson. 

 

Geography

In geography this week, we continued our work on seas and coasts. In our geography session, we examined the beaches around the UK and compared these with beaches from other countries. We also revisited our learning on recognising human and physical features. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2 Week 2

 

English

This week in English, we begin a unit of work on persuasive writing. Throughout the week, we examined a range of adverts. We then used our learning to create our own adverts to sell 'Melville's Underwater Camera', the camera from our class book 'Flotsam' by David Weisner.

 

Maths

In maths this week we continued to work on our current unit of Time. This week, we worked hard to learn about how to find durations of time. 

 

Computing

This week in computing, we used our school laptops to create our own underwater art pictures. To do this, we used the application 'Paint' to create a cubism style picture by drawing lines and using colour fills to create an underwater background. We then drew shapes using to create sea creatures. Finally, we saved and printed our work. 

 

Geography

In geography this week, we continued our work on seas and coasts. In our geography session, we examined and described different beaches on the coasts of the UK. We then learned about how to identify human and physical geographical features. 

 

RE

This week in RE examined the story of Jonah and the Whale as part of our new topic of 'What can we learn from religious stories?'. This week, we continued to create our own workbooks based on the story of Jonah and the whale. 

 

Art and Design

In art this week we began our new unit on textiles. This week, we continued to work on our card placemats by weaving strips of card to create a pattern. We then added pieces of ribbon onto our weaving to add texture. 

 

 

 

Summer 2 Week 1

 

English

This week in English, we started to examine our new class text 'Flotsam' by David Weisner. Throughout this week, we worked hard to learn the story using actions and text maps before writing the entire story as an independent write. 

 

Maths

In maths this week we started our new unit on time. This week, we recapped our learning from Year 1 to read times on a clock at o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. 

 

Science

In science this week we completed work based on World Ocean Day. To do this, we examined what World Ocean Day is about and then discussed why our oceans our important. We then thought about what we could do to ensure that our oceans stay clean and healthy and why this is so important for our planet. 

 

Geography

In geography this week, we started our new topic of seas and coasts. To start our new unit of work, we learned the names and locations of the 5 oceans and 7 continents that make up our planet. 

 

RE

This week in RE examined the story of Jonah and the Whale as part of our new topic of 'What can we learn from religious stories?'. We then began to create our own workbooks based on the story of Jonah and the whale. 

 

Art and Design

In art this week we began our new unit on textiles. To start this off, we began to create our own underwater themed placemats by weaving difference coloured strips of paper together. 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 Week 5

 

English

This week in English, created a collection of information texts all about plants to create a information leaflet about sunflowers. Throughout the week, we completed a range of texts such as an instruction text, description and a non-chronological report all about sunflowers. After this, we compiled our work together to create our own information leaflets about how to grow a sunflower. 

 

Maths

In maths, we started a new topic based around revising some of the key aspects of Year 2 maths. For our revision this week, we recapped how to add and subtract mentally before revising how to use the column method to add and subtract 2-digit numbers. 

 

Science

In science this week, we continued our unit of work on 'plants'. For our science learning this week, we examined how plants produce seeds to reproduce. We then discussed which parts of the plants to determine whether we eat the root, fruit or plant. 

 

History

In history, we continued our topic of 'Farming and Food'. This week, we began to examine how our the shops that we purchase food from have changed over time. To do this we discussed the features of our shops and how they work. We then used archive footage to examine what shops were like in the 1950's and 1960's. Finally, we created a class list of questions that we could ask our relatives who were alive during this time so we could investigate how shops have changed over the years. 

 

Computing

This week in computing, we used our school laptops to begin to code using the programme 'Scratch'. In this lesson, we learned how to use scripts to make our sprite move forward and backwards whilst playing a sound.

 

DT

In DT this week, we used our designs from the previous week to create our own fruit skewers. We then had loads of fun tasting our fruit skewers! 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 Week 4

 

English

This week in English, we continued our work on 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. We started the week by completing an independent write of our stories based on 'Fantastic Mr Fox'. After this, we took part in a 'Fantastic Mr Fox Blogging Day' where we completed a range of writing activities. Finally, we completed a film review of the film of 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

 

Maths

In maths, we continued our topic of 'Geometry: Position and Direction'. This week, examined how to compare objects by using different positions such as left, right, above and below. We then continued to practise moving objects using the instructions forwards and backwards. Finally, we examined rotating objects by using terminology such as clockwise and anticlockwise.

 

Science

In science this week, we examined how plants grow and what they need to allow them to continue to grow. We also compared how different types of plants grow and their individual needs. 

 

History

In history, we continued our topic of 'Farming and Food'. This week, we examined the day in the life of a farmer in the 1930's as they harvested wheat. We then used this to create a diary entry to outline what farmers used to have to do when harvesting. Finally, we discussed whether we thought that farming has gotten easier over time. 

 

RE

In RE this week we examined the five pillars of Islam. Throughout the lesson, we examined why the five pillars are important before writing a description of each pillar. 

 

Fantastic Mr Fox Blogging Day

On Thursday, Woodpecker Class took part in our 'Fantastic Mr Fox' Blogging Day. Over the course of the day, we completed a range of activities based on our focus text 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. To start the day, we created our own fox masks. After this, we created our own limericks based on the characters from the story. Finally, at the end of the day, we watched the film 'Fanastic Mr Fox'. 

 

 

 

Summer 1 Week 3

 

English

This week in English, we continued our work on 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. This week, we worked hard to retell the story from the perspective of Mr Badger. In our stories, we included a range of grammatical features such as speech, lists and similes. 

 

Maths

In maths, we started a new topic of 'Geometry: Position and Direction'. This week, we recapped our learning from Year 1 by examining the position of objects in comparison to others and how to move objects in given directions. 

 

Science

In science this week, we compared plants to determine whether they were living, dying or dead. To do this, we recapped our prior learning on animals including humans to remind ourselves on how we know if something is living, dying or dead. We then compared some of the life processes of animals with those of plants. Finally, we examined how we could help some plants to recover by replanting them.

 

History

In history, we continued to examine our topic of 'Farming and Food'. This week, we examined how technology has changed farming. We then considered whether farming is easier today then it was in 1930's.

 

RE

In RE this week we examined the Shabbat and discussed why this is important to Jewish people. To do this we learned about what happens in during a Shabbat meal.

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 Week 2

 

English

This week in English, we continued our work on 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. We worked hard in our lessons to create a newspaper report on the acitivities of the three farmers (Boggis, Bunce and Bean) from the story as they desperately tried to catch Mr Fox and his family.  

 

Maths

In maths, we continued with our topic of measurement. This week, we examined how to measure in centimetres and metres before completing a range of problem solving questions based on measurement. 

 

Science

In science this week we continued our topic of 'plants'. This week, we learned all about how plants start to grow from their seeds using a process called germination. We then examined the next stages of how plants grow before examining how our own plants had begun to grow. 

 

History

In history, we continued to examine our topic of 'Farming and Food'. This week, we learned about some of the jobs on a farm and discussed how these had changed over time. We then created our own job adverts by describing the job role and key features for a job on either a dairy farm or harvesting crops in the 1930's.

 

RE

In RE this week we examined our own rules and routines. We discussed the differences between rules and routines before considering what our own individual daily routines are. 

 

Computing

In computing, we continued our work on coding. This week, we once again used Turtle Academy on our iPads and began to input more complex algorithms before learning about how to repeat commands to make our coding quicker.

 

Design and Technology

In this week's DT session, we completed a taste test of some of the foods that we might take with us on a picnic. We then examined the 'eat well wheel' to determine which types of foods we can eat a lot of and the types of food we should limit to ensure that we have a healthy, balanced diet. 

Summer 1 Week 1

 

English

To start off our half term, we began to examine our new class book 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. Throughout the week, we read through the first six chapters of the story. We then used this to inspire our work by considering how characters felt at the start of the story and create character descriptions. Finally, we examined a range of grammatical features such as using conjunctions, speech marks and how to use a range of punctuation correctly.

 

Maths

In maths, we began our new topic of measurement. This week, we recapped some of our prior learning to examine and compare a the height and length of a range of different objects. We then compared centimetres and metres. 

 

Science

In science this week we began our new topic 'plants'. To start our new topic, we examined what plants need to survive and how plant nurseries work. Finally, we planted our own dwarf sunflower seeds in two pots, one to by placed in light and one to be placed in the dark. We then predicted what would happen to our seeds as they grow and would there would be any significant differences. 

 

History

In history, we started our new topic of 'Farming and Food'. This week, we examined the area surrounding Worksop by using our school photos from our past weather balloon to describe the area around the town. We noticed that the majority of the area was farmland. We then used this to consider whether Worksop had changed over time. Using ordnance survey maps from the past 100 years, we discovered that Worksop had grown over time to reduce the fields around the time to make way for new houses. We then used Google maps to compare and describe these differences. 

 

RE

In RE this week we examined our own rules and routines. We discussed the differences between rules and routines before considering what our own individual daily routines are. 

 

Computing

In computing, we started our work on coding. This week, we used Turtle Academy on our iPads to learn how to input a simple algorithm to change the direction and position of the turtle from the application. We then used this to create algorithms to draw squares and rectangles. 

 

Design and Technology

In this week's DT session, we considered what foods we might have if we went on a picnic. We then considered where our food comes from and learned about how food can be grown, farmed or caught. We then designed our own balanced picnic and created a shopping list to outline the ingredients of our picnic. 

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Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 94.6%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 94.6%
  • F2 Merlin Class 95.4%
  • F2 Sandpiper Class 96.9%
  • Y1 Firecrest Class 96.9%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 95.8%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 98.8%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 98.5%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96.4%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 96.9%
  • Y4 Bluebird Class 98%
  • Y4 Owl Class 97.4%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.7%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 96.5%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 97.9%
  • Y6 Toucan Class 96.7%

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  • Catherine Bartlett
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