Summer Term

This term we will learn about "Farms and Foods". Our learning will be broadened through fantastic literature such as Ten Seeds, Eddie’s Garden, Oliver’s Vegetables and The Little Gardener.

As readers and writers, we will use the chosen texts to expand our knowledge of foods, how things grow and where they come from. The author’s style and structure of their books will inspire our own writing. Our topic we will recount real events such as our visit to Normanby Park and the music festival. We will explore poetry and write simile poems.

We will continue to develop our phonic and spelling knowledge through daily Read Write Inc. sessions whilst also undertaking daily group guided reading. Through guided reading we will enjoy sharing and discussing a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Children will develop improved fluency and the ability to summarise what they have read. They will learn to make sensible predictions, read beyond the text and answer a range of questions appropriate to the book they are reading.

As mathematicians, we will continue to practise and increase our fluency in the areas we have previously learnt this year and last year. Our knowledge of (and fluency in applying) number, place value, addition and subtraction skills will be refined. We will explore a range of mathematical patterns and sequences. We will develop our work on position and rotation. We will return to our work from earlier in the year to improve our handling of money.

As scientists, we will study the food chain and what animals, humans and plants need to survive and thrive. We will categorise the different food groups. We will investigate by designing an experiment where we will plant seeds in different environments and draw conclusions. We will use our allotment to expand our learning of growing and healthy food.

As geographers, we will learn about the environment through a visit to Normanby Hall. We will learn about types of soil and focus on the different types of farming in Lincolnshire and why different areas of the United Kingdom have different farming focuses. We will use atlases to look at the journey of food including the countries of origin.

As historians, we will investigate modern ways of farming and use our visit of Normanby Hall to compare this to the history of farming and farming machinery.

As designers, we will explore different mechanisms such as levers, pivots and slides to create a moving farm picture. We will plan and make a healthy rice salad.

As theologians, we will be studying the Buddhist way of life and why Buddhists live this way. Our research into this religion will uncover the symbolism within the faith.

As citizens in P.S.H.E., we will learn about our identity, relationships, risk and safety, diversity and equality, power and making sure we are promoting a healthy balanced lifestyle.

As artists, we will continue our development of skills. We will look at how different artists represent farms and give our opinions to become art critics. We will do a more focused study on Grandma Moses and use her to inspire our farm collage using mixed media.

As computer users, we will continue to build on our research skills. We will learn how to save and retrieve our work. We will resume our enhanced learning through focused tasks on the computer and, more importantly, continue to keep ourselves safe online and present a positive attitude towards the use of technology.

As musicians, we will learn how to use gestures, good posture and breathing in our performances. We will learn how to rehearse and perform as a large group. We will explore songs from around the world.

As sports people, we will be participating in a variety of track and field events and working in a competitive environment. Whilst learning how to play cricket, we will explore the basic skills of striking a ball and improving on our hand eye coordination.