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Welcome to Berlin Class!

Here is what we are going to be learning about during the Summer Term

Our full curriculum can be found here.

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Class Team

Teacher:  Mrs Marsden                                 Teaching Assistant: Mrs Baines 

Key Information

Please ensure that you bring your child's school reading book bag back into school daily as this will be used to bring home important letters and it will keep our reading books safe.

Your child should also bring a water bottle with them each day and on days where the weather is warmer, sun lotion applied before school. 

Our PE day is Tuesday. On this day, please send your child into school wearing their PE kit. In line with school policy, this should be black joggers, a white t-shirt and appropriate trainers. Children may also wear a school jumper or cardigan.

English

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During Summer 1, we will be enjoying some thought-provoking stories touching on themes such as environmental issues, loneliness and the importance of friendship. The children will write for a range of purposes, including instructional writing, narrative retelling and descriptive writing.

During Summer 2, we are sharing books linked to our topic ‘Who Lives Under The Sea?’ We will learn about Finn a little boy who wants to find the magical places his grandfather told him about. In addition, we will explore the story of Dougal, a deep sea explorer, who is on a search for the lost city of Atlantis. Alongside our fiction books, we will also explore a range of non-fiction texts relating to the sinking of the Titanic.

Children will be given the opportunity to develop their writing across a range of genres this summer term, including character descriptions, story retelling and innovation, diaries, letters and information texts.  Year 2 will continue to apply their spelling knowledge to their writing, becoming more consistent with the accurate spelling of common exception words and high frequency words. They will consolidate their use of a range of conjunctions to extend their writing and begin to use words using different suffixes, such as enjoyment, happiness loneliness. They will continue to apply the grammar and punctuation taught so far, including apostrophes for possession and omission, and commas in a list.

To enhance and support our English lessons, we will also be working on the following:

  • Phonics lessons (Y1) and spelling lessons (Y2) four times a week
  • Weekly spellings, grammar, comprehension and guided reading tasks
  • Reading Eggs in class and at home

Mathematics

As a school, we are teaching for mastery in our maths lessons. Through carefully planned teaching and the support of the Power Maths scheme, we enable all children to develop confidence and make progress across the maths curriculum as they develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.

Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths. Achieving mastery means acquiring a sound understanding of the maths that has been taught in order to allow pupils to move on to more advanced concepts.

As a teaching team, we work closely to plan, assess and evaluate each lesson to ensure the needs of every child are met. Additional time can be given in the afternoons or mornings if a child has found a new concept challenging, or we feel they need some pre-learning to bolster their understanding and confidence. 

This term, in our maths lessons, we will learn about:

  • Money
  • Addition and subtraction of 2 digit and 2 digit numbers
  • Statistics
  • Time.

Science

This term, in Science, we will be covering the following topics:

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Seasonal Change:

  • observe changes across the 4 seasons (focussing on summer)
  • observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies

RE

As a Church of England School, Religious Education is a core subject and alongside collective worship is a very important part of school life. RE & worship takes place throughout the school day with daily prayers, whole school and class worship and the sharing of our Christian values.

This term the focus taken from the Diocese scheme of work is:

  • God and creation
  • Why is baptism special?

Heartsmart and PSHE

The Heartsmart principles for the autumn term are 'Fake is a Mistake' and 'No way through isn't true'.

The children will also be learning, through our new Blurt Education Programme, about kindness to others and self kindness.

Forest School

Children will be completing outdoor learning activities planned by our Forest School lead and led by members of the class teaching team.

We are requesting that on their Forest School day, children come into school with their normal school shirt and jumper/cardigan but wear appropriate trousers for outdoors. It is essential that they also come with a waterproof coat and a plastic bag containing wellies or old trainers.

KS1 Forest School will be on a Friday. The dates for Berlin class are as follows:

 Friday 1st July,  Friday 8th July,  Friday 15th July,  Friday 22nd July

Foundation Subjects

Geography

Marvellous Maps

  •  using compasses to navigate
  • using simple grid directions to show locations
  • following and using directional language
  • planning a route around the local area

Design and Technology

  • Design and make a fruit salad
  • Evaluating own ideas and products
  • Designing – understanding contexts, users and purposes; making and evaluating own products

History

Who Lives Under The Sea?

  • looking at a significant historical event – the sinking of the Titanic.

P.E

Real PE Physical Skills

  • coordination - sending and receiving
  • agility – reaction and respons

Real Health and Fitness

  • agility – ball chasing
  • static balance -floor work

Music

I wanna play in a band

  • Finding the pulse, clapping rhythms, singing and playing
  • Composing a simple melody
  • Performing and sharing. 

Computing

Privacy and Security/Digital Photography

  • Know which  device can take photographs
  • Use a device to take a photograph
  • Describe what makes a good photograph
  • Decide how photos can be improved

Art

Painting and Collage 

  • Artist: Monet 
  • Monet’s Waterlily Pond 
  • Use watercolours to colour mix and match 
  • Create a watercolour image 
  • Use various materials to create a collage, using 

 

How you can help at home:

Maths at home

Research shows that completing maths activities little and often is the best way to retain recall skills.  

Here are some of the maths activities you can access online. All children have their own log ins, which were sent home in the Autumn Term. Please get in touch with your class teacher if you need another copy. 

Reading

Reading with your child is the most important thing you can do to support their learning at home. 

Please read with your child at least five times a week, and record this in your child's reading record.

Your child's Reading Eggs password is on the first page of their reading diary.  If you have any trouble signing in online, please ask your class teacher for support.

We are all taking part in the Round the World Reading Challenge which allows your child to 'travel' to new world destinations each time they read at home at least five times a week for ten weeks.  Don't forget, Reading Eggs will count as a read and make sure you record any additional books you read at home together! Let's get reading!

Homework

Homework projects will be shared each term by the class teachers and presented for friends and family to view at the end of each term.  These opportunities are for you to share in your child’s learning about the world around them through history, geography, science and the arts. Please support your children in completing these projects.  

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