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Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                         Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Our new topic is called Wriggle and Crawl

Put your coat on and let’s head outside on a minibeast hunt.

This half term, we’ll head to a wetland or woodland to identify minibeasts in their natural habitat. We’ll write a guide book for other children to use on a minibeast hunt, draw sketch maps of our minibeast hunting area and create minibeast stories and poems. Heading out into the local area, we’ll explore trees and bushes to see what lives there, investigate how far and how fast a snail can travel and create a minibeast habitat of our own. We’ll draw delicate sketches of minibeasts, make models from a variety of materials and use microscopes to observe minibeasts up close. Our ICT skills will help us create a minibeast animation and we’ll observe a beehive through live webcam footage.

 

English

Lists, leaflets, instructions, reviews, poetry

Art and Design

Observational drawing, model making

ICT

Creating and debugging programs, algorithms, uses of ICT beyond school, stop-motion animation, digital presentations

DT

Origins of food, selecting natural materials

Geography

Fieldwork

Mathematics

Symmetry, Measurement, fractions

Science

Living things and their habitats, animals including humans, working scientifically

RE

The Church is born


Children have PE every Tuesday and Friday. A full PE kit MUST be in school at all times; yellow t-shirt, black shorts and pumps.  This half term, the children will take part in team building skills (Commando Joe) and Multi skills (Sports Development).

 

Homework will be given out on a Thursday and should be back in on the following Tuesday. Spellings will be stuck in homework diaries for this half term and the children will be tested every Friday.

Help your child prepare for their project:

Minibeasts are fascinating. Why not have a minibeast hunt around your local area? Look out for different minibeasts, take close-up photos and use an app or spotting book to identify any unknown creatures. Alternatively, visit a local museum to see if they have any insect specimens on display. Huge moths, colourful butterflies and armoured beetles are all amazing to see. You could also invent minibeasts of your own. Draw, paint or make models of new minibeasts, then give them a name and describe their special features.

The following websites will be useful this year:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/   - Maths, English and Science

http://www.wmnet.org.uk/resources/gordon/Hit%20the%20button%20v9.swf   – type in HIT THE BUTTON, multiplication and division, doubling and halving

http://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2    - all the skills children learn in Year 2

http://www.mad4maths.com/   - times tables, measuring and telling the time.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-1.html   - Maths, English and Science

We appreciate your co-operation, as we feel it’s important that both home and school work together in order to give your child the best possible education.

Also, if you ever have any comments, questions or concerns, we are available for phone calls and meetings (by appointment please) each day before and after school.

Many thanks,

Miss Humphreys

 

 

 

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