Welcome to Hazel Class!
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Writing Challenge - Garden of Life
This half term, we’re going to be learning about our neighbours, thinking about those neighbours who we may never meet but thinking of ways which we can help them. We’ll be thinking about fundraising, sharing what we have learnt as well as persuading others to help those around us.
In our English lessons, we’re going to reading a book written by Melanie Walsh, named ‘10 things I can do to help my world’. We’ll be using the ideas in this book to explore the problems in our world and what we can do to help them, considering those around us and the impact these problems have on them too.
In our Geography lessons, we’re going to be looking at human and physical geography in our local area and other areas in the United Kingdom, to see if they are similar or not. In order for us to fully understand our local area, we’ll be using our fieldwork skills to learn more about our immediate environment. We’ll then use this learning to explore an area of Africa, Zambia, comparing this to areas of the United Kingdom.
During our PATHS and PSHE lessons, we’re going to taking a closer look at self esteem and exploring the feelings of others as well as our own feelings. We’ll be thinking about diseases and how they are spread and how we need to be responsible for our own safety and the safety of others. We’ll be thinking about different types of friendships and thinking about secrets and surprises.
In Science, we’re going to be learning about animals and animal families. We’ll be identifying and naming animals we see and sorting them into groups. We’re going to be learning about animals which are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and what each of these words mean.
In Art, we’re going to learning about sketching and shading skills to help produce landscape drawings. We’ll be looking at artists who use these skills to produce their artwork and having a go at producing our own, these include Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Rousseau.
In Music, we’ll be listening to different types of music, thinking about the unstruments we can hear and making comments on them. In French we’ll be learning basic French greetings and the names of animals in French. In computing, we’ll be exploring e-safety and making sure we use the technology safely and respectfully.
In R.E, our new enquiry question is: How did the universe come to be?
We’ll use this enquiry question to help us explore the beliefs of other religions into how the universe came to be and thinking about how we need to make sure we look after it.
Ways to help your child at home:
Phonics Play: Take a look at the free games for children to play at home to practise their segmenting and blending skills. There is currently a login which allows access to the entire website, username: march20 password: home
Teach Your Monster to Read: A fantastic online resource (which is free to use on computers) where your child works their way through a virtual world completing reading/phonics challenges as their go!
Use Oxford Reading Owls, https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to access free eBooks. If you use the book bands drop down menu, you can select the colour band that your child has on their reading books.
Number Bonds are really useful with different areas of Maths learning, the more the children can remember them the faster they will become with their Maths work. Practise finding the different ways to make 10 with objects you have at home!