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CE Primary School

Whittlebury Class 1, Mrs Howie

Welcome back to school after the Easter holidays. I hope everyone enjoyed the sunshine and lots of Easter eggs. Our topic this term is ‘The history of our village high street’. 

In History, we will explore our village, going on a walk and look at the buildings and landmarks. We will look at the different buildings in our village finding out which is the oldest buildings. We will also  look at our own school and what it was like in the past compared to now. We will explore our village church and its age and significance.

In English,  we will explore non-chronological reports on animals. We will look at the structure of a report and focus on sentence structure and writing questions. In Maths, we will continue using the MNP approach focusing on early numeracy skills, division as grouping and sharing, fractions, numbers to 100 and telling the time.

In Science, our unit is on Plants. The children will explore parts of a plant and understand what a bean/seed needs to grow and record the data. They will predict the outcome for plants kept in different conditions.  They will have the opportunity to plant a variety of seeds including cress and chitted potatoes.

The children will be exploring 3D sculpture and modelling using clay. During our DT sessions we will learn about the four  different  motions, linear, straight, reciprocating and oscillating. 

In RE this term, we will be learning about Judaism and what it is like to belong to this religion.  We will discover their holy book the ‘Torah’. We will learn about the Jewish special place to pray the Synagogue. The children will learn about ‘Shabbat’ and the importance of this celebration each week and the rules that Jewish people follow for this celebration

It also our turn to go to Forest School. So has you can see we have an exciting term ahead of us.

I will keep you updated on class dojo for all our learning.

Mrs Howie