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Miss Batty

Butterflies

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Miss Moroney

Welcome back Butterflies and Frogs!  

We hope you all had a lovely half term break and are ready for our last half term together! 

This half term we will be continuing with our ‘It’s a Wonderful World’ topic.  

We will be covering a range of curriculum areas this half term, including Science (investigating African animals, habitats and food chains and also studying plants and how they grow) Computing (e-safety and coding to produce an E book), Art (using 3D sculpture to create our own ‘Flanimals’), History (learning about the life and achievements of Lord Horatio Nelson) and Music (singing sea shanties as sailors of old). 

We will also be visiting Africa Alive as a fabulous finish to the African part of our topic. This will provide an excellent opportunity to see real African animals and the chance to talk to and ask questions to an expert in the field, as part of the workshop we will be attending on the day. 

In Literacy we will be focusing on non-fiction texts this half term, where we will be reading and writing a recount text based on our trip to Africa Alive and also an information text about the ‘Flanimals’ we create as part of our artwork. We will also continue to build on our knowledge of phonics by revising the sounds we have learnt so far this year (in particular the phase 5 sounds) in preparation for the Phonics Screening test. We will then focus our sessions on the spelling and grammar rules outlined in the Year 1 curriculum.  

In Maths we will start by recapping and extending our knowledge of fractions and will then move on to learning how to measure length/height. For the rest of the half term we will focus on developing our knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division. 

Please continue to read with your child as much as you can and to complete their weekly home learning tasks. If you have any questions about these please don’t hesitate to come and ask us. 

Finally towards the end of this half term we will allow plenty of time to prepare the children for their transition in to Year 2. This will include whole class visits to Year 2 to look around and lots of time to discuss any worries or concerns they might have. Further details about whole school transition to follow.

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