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Welcome to Meerkats

Dear parents,

Welcome to Meerkats class page.  We are really excited about the summer term and all the fun that it will bring.  Our topic is ‘Wish you were here’, a study of a country in modern Europe.  We have chosen to focus on the Netherlands and look forward to carrying out research and presenting our findings in a variety of ways.  A homework project based on the Netherlands was sent home before the half term holiday.  Every child chose two literacy tasks, two maths activities and one creative task.  Examples to support learning and to outline expectations were included where appropriate and we look forward to receiving these back by Friday 14th July.

With sports day around the corner and finer weather on the horizon, we hope to get outdoors when we can.  Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school at all times, as well as a named water bottle and sunhat.  Cycling proficiency will be taking place throughout the summer term on Friday afternoons also.

If you have any questions relating to our work this term, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best Wishes

Mrs Sucksmith and Mrs Gold

Meerkats Term 6 Overview

Literacy:

Poetry (including performance) and story writing.  We will be planning and writing narrative texts, tailor-made for our Key Stage 1 reading buddies.

Maths:

We will be revisiting angles and polygons, fractions, multiplication and division, time and data and calculation.  We shall we applying these skills within the context of reasoning and real-life problems.

Science:

We will be finding out more about habitats this term.

Art:

We will be designing props and staging for the play, ‘Hoodwinked’.

D&T

We will be making props and staging for the play, ‘Hoodwinked’.  We shall also be designing and creating our own silk painting with a gypsy, Roma and traveller theme.

Topic (History and Geography):

Wish you were here!’ We will be carrying out a study into the Netherlands, finding out about the geography of the country, key landmarks, important cities, festivals and famous people.

RE:

Continuing our global theme, this term we shall be undertaking the unit ‘What is best for our world?’

Music:

We shall continue to learn to play the recorder, as well as rehearsing songs for the end of year play, ‘Hoodwinked’.

PE:

We will be practising for sports day where we will get the chance to apply the skills taught in athletics.  We will also be working on striking and fielding skills in a variety of sports.

French:

We will be holding a French week in class where we will immerse ourselves in the language across all curriculum subjects.