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Summer Term

Summer 2


During Summer 2 our Learning Journey has been ‘Hidden Homes’ We have been learning about the different animals that live in our local area and their habitats.


As Writers the children have looked at non-chronological reports. They have learnt about the features of non-fiction text and how to set a report out correctly using sub- headings and paragraphing. They have developed their skills as researchers by finding information and facts to include in their reports. As Readers the children have continued to develop their comprehension of the texts they read, focusing on the retrieval and inference of information.


In maths we have been recapping how to tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes. We have also been furthering our knowledge of place value by learning about three digit numbers. In shape, space and measures we have recapped the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.


In SPAG sessions we have focused on identifying different types of nouns; common nouns, proper nouns and pronouns. We have sorted nouns into the correct group and thought about when nouns need a capital letter.


As Artists the children have used their observational skills to create colourful artwork of nocturnal animals in pencil, paint and pastels.


As Scientists we have learnt about the different woodland animals that live in our local area. We have researched these animals, describing their appearance, finding out where they live, what they eat and how they are especially adapted to living in their habitat and finding their food.

Summer 1


This half-term our Learning Journey has been ‘Fire, Fire’ and is based around the historic event The Great Fire of London.

In Art, we learnt about colour mixing, the colour wheel and colour spectrums. We experimented with blending oil pastels to make secondary and tertiary colours. This learning was then applied into our own pictures of The Great Fire of London.


As part of our Design and Technology learning the children have had to design purposeful, functional, and appealing products based on their design criteria. They have made fire engines using a range of tools and equipment to develop their skills such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing. They have critiqued, evaluated and tested their own and others finished products. We have also enjoyed baking bread as part of our learning journey and discussed the importance of hygiene when cooking. 

As part of our English work this half term, we have been writing instructions for how to make bread. We have had to use lots of imperative (bossy) verbs and adverbs to make our instructions clear and easy to follow. We have written an explanation to explain how and why the fire spread so quickly. We have also written descriptive poetry trying to include adjectives, similes and adjectives to describe the fire.  In spelling sessions we have focused on adding suffixes to root words. We have used the rhyme, “Is there a letter we need to drop? Is there a letter to double or swap?” To remind us to stop and think about the root word before we add the suffix.

As Mathematicians the children have continued to practise the application of their numeracy skills to solve problems. They have identified the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and used this to solve problems. The children have been recalling multiplication and division facts from the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. They have also been practising counting in 3s and 4s.