The term continues with us acting as ‘Street Detectives’ and exploring muck, mess and mixtures in the spring. Our summer term topics reflect the season with a ‘Land Ahoy!’ and ‘Beachcomber’ theme. These engaging topics enable the children to develop key knowledge and skills in all subjects through a cross curricular, imaginative learning approach.
In mathematics we use the ‘Maths No Problem’ scheme which builds children’s mathematical skills alongside their thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. There are many parts to the lesson, allowing time for children to discuss and develop a range of methods to solve questions and achieve a greater depth of mathematical understanding.
A range of stimulating and topic-based texts are used to teach English. Reading and studying various genres, including poetry and non-fiction books, provide a stimuli for children to write their own versions using their own imagination. Pupils will develop their writing skills alongside spelling and grammar.
Reading is taught through a systematic approach to phonics using the Read Write Inc technique. Phonic knowledge is developed and applied enabling children to read with fluency and expression. Books are carefully matched to the reading ability of the children with a stronger focus on their understanding of the texts they have read.