This term, we will be learning about the history of our school, Coxheath Primary. We will also be reading and writing about Beegu, an alien who has crash landed on Earth and needs to find her way home. The story of Beegu is about friendships and acceptance; we will be linking this to our understanding of wellbeing, where we will compare and celebrate our similarities and differences. Beegu’s journey on Earth shows how children and adults view the world differently and emphasises the acceptance and tolerance of young people.
This term, in English, we are reading and exploring the book 'Beegu'. The children will be discussing the story and role playing, as well as focusing on a range of activities during their own learning time. These include: creating Beegu from playdough, junk modelling, writing messages and drawings. During our more formal English lessons, the children have already been labelling pictures and sharing their thoughts and ideas about how a character could be feeling and why. The children are now learning about nouns and adjectives and sentence structure through writing a descriptive sentence about Beegu.
In Handwriting, we will be learning to form our letters correctly and will begin to learn how to lead out from letters ready for joining later on in the year.
For Reading, please listen to your child read their school book every day. Additional home reading is always encouraged, please record all reading in their Learning Journals. The children enjoy our daily story time in class, which can also be mirrored at home.
In Phonics, we are continuing to use the Sounds Write approach to support the children with their learning. Our focus this term is on looking at one particular sound and recognising the different spellings that go with that sound. We will be looking at the ae, ee and oe sounds this term.
In Maths, we will be exploring numbers to 10 through sorting, counting and comparing objects and numbers. As we move through the term, the children will begin to write numerals and numbers to 10 as well as becoming more confident to count forwards and backwards. In addition to this, the children will be finding 1 more, 1 less, comparing numbers to 10 and exploring the use of a number line.
In RE, we will be exploring the key question 'Who is a Christian and what do they believe?' We will explore key Christian beliefs about God and Jesus.
In DT, we will be looking at healthy eating and working towards our end goal of making a healthy smoothie. The children will be learning about identifying the differences between fruits and vegetables as well as being able to describe them. We will be encouraging children to try a variety of fruits and vegetables and allow them time to explore the wonderful food we have around us.
In PE, pupils will explore the fundamental skills of balancing, running, changing direction, jumping, hopping and skipping. They will explore these skills in isolation as well as in combination. Pupils will be given opportunities to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. Pupils will work collaboratively with others, taking turns and sharing ideas.
Our Computing work will be based on Purple Mash this term. We will be learning how to log on and access assigned tasks within this online programme.