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Miss Norman



Mrs Whyte

Teacher Profiles

Summer Term

Welcome to Escape to Africa!
For the new start to the term, we will focus on the fact that the weather is getting warmer and we will do lots of learning about plants, which are types of living creatures.
As readers, we will explore a variety of seed packets and find out how to write effective instructions. We will also look at the role of bees in the environment and decide whether we admire them or dislike them in a persuasive piece of writing. Summer term is when the phonics screening takes place, so we will be doing lots of revision and practise, getting ready for the test environment. If you would like to support your child with this, there are lots of past phonics screening papers, on the government website, which will give your child extra practise on reading alien and real words.
As mathematicians, we will be focusing on position and direction, doubling and begin to explore division and multiplication.
As historians, we will learn about Helen Keller, a woman who after a life changing illness, remained optimistic and learnt new ways she could read and write. She travelled the world, helping other blind and deaf people access their education further.
As scientists, we will be exploring the different parts of a plant and the conditions that plants need to grow well.
As computer experts, we will be using the language of position and direction, to programme beebots to move successfully. We will also learn how to import images onto a word document.
In PE, we will make the most of the good weather, exploring team games and the skills needed in different athletic events.
As food technologists, we will be making a fruit kebab, linking into our science work on plants.
As artists, we will be taking part in World Art Day on Friday 29th April, where are theme is ‘Helping Hands’.

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