Our Spring term topic is called : Around the World in 68 Days

This is a geography based topic. We will be learning more about the area that we live in  and following a walk we will be drawing a map of the local area.  The children have chosen a country that they would like to find more about so that we are sharing information about different places around the World.   

We shall also be going on a visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to find out more about animals from around the World and how they adapt to their environment, which will link to our Science for this term.

The children shall also be designing their own communities as part of a competition. 


Literacy

Our writing this term will focus on using what we read to help us write different types of texts, including scripts, instructions and poetry.


Numeracy

Some of the objectives for this term will be:

  • Mental Strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Number and place value
  • Measurement and solving problems
  • Shape and Time

We use a scheme called Abacus for maths. This gives the children access to  interactive games online at home which helps them to practise their learning in different ways.  There are also videos for parents and carers to watch which will be updated regularly to help you to understand methods  we teach in school so that you can support your child.

 

 

 


Our Autumn topic is called :The Big Dig—A Roman Adventure

This is a history based topic exploring the Romans, looking at how they lived, where they invaded and how Britain changed when they invaded us.  We will be exploring how we know this information through archaeology, using books and the internet to research.  


As it has been such a huge success in the past we will  also complete our own mini dig on the school field on 13th October. Please come and join us to either dig or help us with creative activities inside. We may have some special story telling visitors in the afternoon as well!


As part of our Science we are looking at how to keep our bodies healthy, and after half term we will then find out about rocks and fossils.

 

 

Our writing this term will focus on using what we read to help us write different types of texts, including stories, letters and reports.

 

Numeracy

Some of the objectives for this term will be:

  • Mental Strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Number and place Value
  • Measurement and solving problems
  • Shape

We use a scheme called Abacus for maths. This gives the children access to  interactive games online at home which helps them to practise their learning in different ways.  There are also videos for parents and carers to watch which will be updated regularly to help you to understand methods  we teach in school so that you can support your child.

 




St. Gerard's Catholic Primary School