The Swifts will finish the Summer term by exploring ”Moor to Sea". This is a fantastic topic which looks closely at the journey that the River Erme takes from its source upon Dartmoor, through Ivybridge and out to sea at Mothecombe. We will be studying Dartmoor its history and myths! As well as a walk up onto the moor to Butterbrook. After that, the children will start to explore why Ivybridge is positioned on the river and its signifcance to the paper mill. To round off the topic, Swifts will follow the estuary at Holbeton out to the sea at Mothecombe as a final trip to enrich the topic.
English will follow a two weekly cycle, with Big Writing at the end of the second week. We will focus on a range of genres throughout the term. These will be: report writing, a detailed description, poetry and an information text. The genres explored in English will always have links to the topic and the reading that we do in the classroom so as to maximise learning and provide links for the children.
Learning in maths will help the children develop their understanding of fractions, time and geometry. Please keep supporting your child with their knowledge and recall of the times tables (2,5,10,3,4 & 8's).
The Swifts will enjoy many science investigations which will be linked to our topic and the children will be encouraged to explore the world through these investigations. This term, we will be examining plants and how this grow.
In PE, on a Wednesday afternoon , Miss Kee will focus on athletic skills in preparation for sports day, whilst on Monday or Tuesday Mr Green will contnue to develop children's understanding of core skills related to game situations.
The Swifts are really lucky to have Mrs Ward working in our classroom alongside the children. She will support the children in their learning. Mrs Payne will be available in the playground before school to pass on any messages and then she will work in the classroom in the afternoons.