Miss Parker – Teacher
Other adults in class:
Miss Dickinson – HLTA
Mrs Gibson – SENSA AM
Mrs Wood – SENSA PM
www.timestables.co.uk - This website allows the children to practise their multiplication tables check that we will be completing at the end of the academic year.
Bug Club – Reading at home.
Timestable Rockstars – Weekly battles against Dolphin class.
Check out this section later in the year when we have some photos to add.
A welcome message from the class teacher:
Hello! Miss Parker here. Welcome to Seals class page. On here you will find information about our class, how you can support learning at home and find out what we have coming up in class.
Due to the current situation, in September we ask that the children come to school dressed in their school PE kit. All PE lessons will take place outdoors unless weather conditions do not permit them to. Children must come dressed in PE clothing suitable for the weather.
Our PE Day/s will be:
Spellings and Times tables – Given out/shared with the children on a Tuesday, to be tested the following Tuesday.
Maths and handwriting homework – given out on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. Maths homework focuses on something we have learnt across the week and handwriting focuses on their spellings.
Tropical World (Spring) – Children investigate the age of a tree, hunt for minibeasts and look at different types of leaves before applying all of this knowledge into looking at the layers of the rainforest and which animals live in each layer.
Murton Park – Hopefully, we will be able to visit Murton Park to explore what life was like in a Roman settlement. We will take part in daily routines, learn battle formations and experience what it was like to be a soldier in training.
I’m also really looking forward to getting going with our Science and Topic lessons this year. Hopefully we will be able to use lots of practical activities and our creativity to support our basic skills.
English: Roald Dahl (Biography), The Twits (Diary Entry and Playscritps), UG (Description, Story telling), Modern Nativity writing.
Topic: Stone Age to Iron Age Topic: Stone Age to Iron Age.
Maths: Place Value, Addition and subtraction, Length and perimeter and multiplication and division.
Autumn 1: Animals, including Humans – Digestive System/Teeth
- Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
- Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
Autumn 2: States of Matter
- Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
- Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius
Identify part played by evaporation and condensation in water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature
English:Worst Witch (Story telling, diary entries, poetry writing)
Links to our Topic – Deforestation persuasive letters, The Great Kapok Tree story.
Maths: Multiplication and Division, measurement (area), fractions and decimals.
Spring 1: Living things and their habitats.
- Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
- Use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in local & wider environment.
- Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
Spring 2: Animals, Including Humans – Food Chains.
Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
English:Myths and Legends focus – Newspaper writing, Storytelling, Non-Chronological Reports. We will also spend some time planning and creating our own stories in the Summer 2 half term.
Maths: Decimals, measurement (money), time, statistics, geometry (property of shape) and geometry (position and direction).
Summer 1: Electricity
- Identify common appliances that run on electricity
- Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
- Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a loop with a battery
- Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
- Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors
Summer 2: Sound
- Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
- Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
- Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
- Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it