The Puffins will start the Summer Term with a really exciting topic, "Brilliant Brunel" which looks at the life and work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel aswell as the railway and its effect on Ivybridge. This topic will be enriched with a visit to the Tamar Bridge at Saltash. The second is "Ancient Egypt" which explores the amazing early civilisation of the Egyptians and all of their wonderful and amazing ways.
English will follow a two weekly cycle, with a big write at the end of the second week. The genres we focus on will be: report writing, a recount, diary writing. The English genres will always link to the topic and the reading that we do in the classroom so as to inform each other.
In Maths we will be cover more written methods of maths, moving from the physical and visual representations in maths to the more abstract ideas. We will look at strategies to solve calculations in all of the four operations. We will look at fractions, time and geometry, and of course we will continue working on our times tables with the 25 in 3 club on a Friday.
The Puffins will enjoy lots of science investigations which will be linked to our topics and the children are encouraged to explore the world through these experiments. We will look at habitats and how to classify animals.
PE will now be on a Wednesday and a Friday and both sessions will be led by Mrs Kee.
Finally, we continue with P4C (Philosophy for Children), which is proving to be a great success and a fantastic opportunity for children to air their own views on the world that we live in, develop their ideas and 'respectfully disagree'. Along side this, we have embarked on a journey of 'growth mindset' which is a whole school attitude towards learning. There are things that we cant do but we are no there YET!
Click on the link below to view the welcome handout.