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Coxheath Primary School

Term 1

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.

In English, the children will be identifying nouns, verbs and adjectives within their writing, as well as learning how to describe main characters by labelling and writing descriptive phrases. In handwriting, the focus will be on ensuring the children can all form letters correctly and continuing with pre-cursive script. By the end of term, we hope children will be segmenting words they want to write and using diagraphs to spell words correctly.

We will be learning the following key vocabulary:

Compare

Similarity

Difference

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Investigation

Children will be having daily phonics and Guided Reading lessons, which will support them to segment, blend and read words. This enables them to become confident, fluent readers and writers. ‚ÄčThis year, we are starting a new linguistic phonic programme called Sounds-Write. The approach is to teach children groups of sounds, differentiating them depending on whether they have the same sound, but spelt differently, or different sounds that are spelt the same. In our phonics writing, we will be focussing on the construction of sentences and looking closely at different word types and their use within a sentence.

In Maths, we will be exploring place value and shape. We will be sorting, counting and comparing objects and numbers within 10. As we move through the term the children will become confident in writing and counting to 10, forwards and backwards. In addition to this, the children will be comparing numbers using the inequality symbols and finding one more and one less.

In DT, we will be looking at moving vehicles. We will be exploring how wheels move and to repair them. Following on, we will design, create and evaluate a vehicle that will take part in a class race at the end of term. 

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.

In RE, we will be exploring the Christian faith, looking at the signs and symbols of the religion. Also, we will be sharing Christian fables, giving the children chance to discuss and consider the actions of Christianity.

Our Computing work will be based on Purple Mash and Bug Club this term. We will be learning how to log on and access assigned tasks within these two online programmes.

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 and tally up the reads for your child’s teacher to see. The children enjoy our daily story time in class, which should also be mirrored at home. We have a new reading reward incentive where children will receive badges for either bronze, silver or gold, depending on their achievements.