Welcome to Term 6!  Below is an overview of the curriculum content and learning we will be focussing on throughout this term; I hope you find this useful.
Mathematics
In Mathematics, children will begin the term by continuing to develop their knowledge of multiplication through repeated addition and division through equally sharing.  When children have completed this unit, children will be securing their knowledge of shape, space and measure aspects of the curriculum including position and direction, time and shape.  Finally, we will be exploring fractions including fractions of objects and quantities.
The children will be taking part in daily counting practise, including, counting in two’s, tens and fives from zero and developing the children’s ability to say which number is one more/less than any given number.
The children will be encouraged to connect with the classroom environment to expand their mathematical knowledge and vocabulary.
English
In English, we will be focusing on the story of We’re going on a Bear Hunt. This shall include, identifying key characters and exploring a range of aspects within the text. The children will explore the text before writing a range of pieces for different purposes based around this text. The pupils will write letters from an explorer’s point of view and create their own story using the text as a foundation. In addition, we will be further developing the children’s understanding of word classes, including, adjectives, nouns and verbs.
The children will take part in daily phonics sessions, where we will be further reinforcing the children’s phonics knowledge to develop their reading and writing to prepare them for the upcoming Phonics Screening.  
The children will be encouraged to connect with the classroom environment to develop their literacy language skills and to connect with key spellings.
Reading
The children will take part in group reading sessions, where the children will be exposed to a range of new texts which they will practise and learn over a period of three days.  Children will be encouraged to look at spelling patterns within these texts and identify and apply their growing knowledge of tricky words.  Children will learn how to answer a range of questions about what they are reading by using the text and the pictures to support their answers.
Science
In Science, children will be learning about “Plants” through enquiry based investigations such as exploring what plants need to grow, identifying the different structures of a plant and their purpose and exploring the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. 
Theme
Our theme this term is, ‘’What can we discover in Dover?” Through pupil voice, we will identify what the children would like to learn about this Theme. In addition, we will study the countries of the United Kingdom. 
PE
In PE this term our focus will be Athletics in preparation for Sports Day. We will continue to develop pupils’ sportsmanship and teamwork.  Please ensure your child has a named PE kit and suitable plimsolls or trainers. It is essential that full PE kit is kept in school at all times as we are also likely to be taking part in the ‘Golden Mile’, where the children (and some teachers) will jog/run for 5 minutes daily in order to improve our general fitness and concentration. Please remember that earrings should be removed for PE lessons for health and safety reasons; if your child cannot remove their own earrings then this should be done before school to avoid the office needing to phone home.
Home learning
The children will receive English and Maths home learning every Friday.  This home learning will provide your child with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge from their lessons or to prepare them for upcoming learning.
Please could their home learning be returned on Monday morning to enable us to reflect on their learning.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you over the year.  Should you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to come and see me after school and I will be happy to help.
Miss Gollop and Mrs Short