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Summer 1: 2019


This term’s topic has been all about ‘Growing’!

Have a look at things we have covered by reading our overview below.

We have really enjoyed reading Jasper’s Beanstalk, Titch, Once there were Giants and The Enormous Turnip during the term and have been working really hard in our ‘Whizzy writing’ groups to develop our writing skills. We have sequenced the different parts of stories, written descriptive sentences and even written some simple sentences about ourselves and how we have changed as we have grown up! We have also looked at the different parts of a story and tried writing a beginning, middle and ending.

In maths we have trying to solve simple problems by using all of our maths skills. We have had to try and complete patterns, write our own number lines or number squares, and see if we can add or takeaway to find an answer.

We have also had great fun in our ‘Garden Centre’ role play areas where we have been learning about the different parts of a flower and pretending to grow our own from seed. Outside, we have been able to do this for real – planting sunflower seeds and waiting for them to grow – as well as planting lots of different things in our growing area. We have even put our own ‘Northway’ scarecrow to make sure that the birds keep away. We are hoping to try some of the things we have grown next term…we just need to keep remembering to water them!!

In PE we have used all of the skills we developed in our Balanceability sessions last term and used them in gymnastics. We have had great fund using the apparatus and started to think about how we can move over, under, through and across the different pieces of equipment. We can’t wait to explore them more next term.

Useful information...

We have kept the powerpoint and resources below for the ‘Reading Workshop’ session that we ran in February . Please have a look through and remind yourself of the things that could be useful.