Puffins Summer 1 2019 Newsletter

Walk the Plank
Summer 1
Geography
The children will be learning how to use compass directions to describe routes and locations. We will be looking more closely at keys and symbols on maps in order for the children to be able to create their own treasure map. The video below will help children to remember the four compass points or ask them about 'Never Eat Shredded Wheat' or 'Naughty Elephants Squirt Water'. 
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Art
In order to be able to create their own pirate portraits the children will be looking at different shading techniques and how these are used to create different effects. 
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Religious Education

We will explore ways in which people belong to a particular religion including how they dress, how they worship and certain rituals that they carry out. The children will look more closely at the 5 k's of Sikhism and find out how these help to guide them in their everyday lifes. They will look at places of worship such as churches and mosques and also explore the beliefs that humanist uphold.

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Literacy
Through our topic on Pirates we will be reading a variety of stories to widen our choice of vocabulary to  write character profiles, exploring story structure and making predictions.

We will also develop our understanding of non-fiction texts by creating our own glossaries of new vocabulary linked to pirates and organising information to write our own factual accounts.

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Mathematics
 Arithmetic and Reasoning - lots of consolidation of the four operations add, subtract, multiply and divide and apply this to reasoning and problem solving.
 
Geometry - position and direction where the children will be using the language of half turn, quarter turn, three quarter turn, clockwise and anti clockwise to describe turns.
 
Data and Measure - weight and capacity where the children will be reading and interpreting different scales and reading and creating bar charts, tally charts and pictograms. 
 
Maths Games 
Number Jumbler - great for consolidation of place value, odd and even numbers and the four operations.
 
Helicopter Rescue - great for using a hundred sqaure to find 2 digit numbers as well as helping to understand how to add and subtract tens and ones.
 
Caterpillar Ordering and Range Arranger - great for the consolidation of ordering 2 digit numbers.
 
Daily 10 and Maths Magician - great for mental maths practcie.
 
Cross the Swap - great for multiplication and corresponding division facts.

Key Stage 1 SATS

Please see below for SATs information for parents regarding the KS1 SATs tests that will take place throughout May 2018.

Information for parents

These tests will likely take place towards the end of May. If you have any further questions or queries please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

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PE - Net Games
PE lessons will continue to be on a Wednesday afternoon but please ensure children have their kit in school at all times as this is subject to change. Outdoor footwear (trainers) must also be provided as we will aim to be outside each week.