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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas holiday. This term and next term we will be studying the following topics: -

Science

All Living things and their habitats

Scientists and Inventors

We will explore, compare and answer questions about things that are living, dead and never been alive. We will also identify and describe two different animals from different parts of the world and explore their habitats too.

We will identify Charles Mackintosh’s famous invention and take part in an investigation to prove what Rachel Carson’s found out about water pollution.

Geography

Let’s go to China

History

Why do we remember Florence Nightingale?

We will be using maps, atlases and globes to locate China and its surrounding countries. We will compare key features of the capital city Beijing with the key features of London and begin to consider aspects of Chinese life and begin to consider what the term ‘culture’ means.

We will explore the lives of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell and how they have helped and influenced nursing and hospitals today.

Art

Can buildings speak?

DT

Winding up

Children will identify the differences in shapes, patterns and decoration in buildings and relate these to the purpose of the buildings they explore.

We will explore toys that have winding mechanisms and the children will design, label and construct a car with wheels and an axle.

Music

Travel

We will explore musical instruments and begin to learn to read picture scores and symbols.

We will develop an understanding of beat and lyrics too.

ICT

We are Photographers

We are researchers

We will learn to use digital cameras, taking, editing and enhancing the photographs we take.

We will research a topic to develop our skills of searching for information on the internet. We will create a short multimedia presentation.

Physical Education

Dance

We will explore, remember and link a range of actions with co-ordination. We will compose and perform short dances.


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

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

Your child will be read with once a week and reading books will continue to be changed regularly. Finally, 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