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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you all had a very relaxing and enjoyable summer break. This term and next term we will be studying the following topics:-


Uses of everyday materials

Animals including humans

We will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses and how some materials are used for making a variety of objects.

We will be finding out about the basic needs of animals including humans for survival and exploring how animals have offspring which grow up into adults.


All around us


What are we remembering on Remembrance Day?

We will be using maps, atlases and globes to locate the different countries in the UK. We will also learn to use geographical vocabulary to refer to key human and physical features of locations.

We will be considering why we remember Remembrance Day and the significance of wearing a poppy.


Picture this


Puppets/ Joseph’s Coat

Children will explore an event in their lives. They will learn how to use a viewfinder and record their observations and ideas using a variety of methods, including photography and collage. They will look at and comment on the work of photographers and illustrators.

We will design and create our own puppets and design a coat for Joseph’s of many colours.


Exploring sounds and beat


We will discover ways to use our voices to describe feelings and moods and create and notate vocal sounds, building to a performance.

We will develop an understanding of pitch through movement, songs and listening games.


We are astronauts

We are Game Testers

We will be programming on screen to create algorithms (a set of instructions) to make characters move.

We will be exploring how computer games work and how programs follow precise instructions.

Physical Education


We will explore basic gymnastic actions on the floor as well as using the apparatus.

Please note that homework is set on Fridays and is to be returned by the following Wednesday.

Number bonds and Times tables tests will take place every Thursday and spelling tests will take place every Friday.

Your child will be read with weekly and reading books will be changed regularly once each book has been read with and understood, at school and at home. Reading at home is an integral part of our homework policy and we advise that you read with your child for 10 minutes each day to help to support them in learning to read and understand the books they explore. Please sign your child’s home reading record every time you read with them at home to help to ensure books are changed regularly.

Please feel free to come and speak to me if you have any worries or concerns about your child or their learning.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Hurrell