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If the sun is out remember to apply your sun cream in the morning and bring a sun hat to keep yourself safe outside.


Our Topic this Half Term is:



Our Theme is… Bugs. Are Bugs Important?

This is a science based topic and we will be undertaking lots of practical investigations. We will investigate how plants grow and what they need to grow. We will record and analyse data, such as the growth of our plants and the size of different bugs. We will enquire and research the life cycles of bugs and their adaptations. We will use the knowledge and skills we have learnt to create habitats for bugs in our forest school area.


Our Maths learning focus

This Half Term we will be learning about units of measures. Our new vocabulary will be; unit of measures, statistics, estimation, compare and calculate and interpret and present data.

 Please continue to practise all times tables up to 12x12 to support your child’s maths learning.


Our new app is Times Tables Rockstars...who will be a Rock God by July?


Our English learning focus

We will begin this Half Term by writing fantasy stories, linked to our topic. Then we will move on to writing an explanation text on the life cycle of a butterfly.



Our Core Learning skill this term is...Think! Think! 

The children will be taught techniques and strategies to support their development of Thinking Skills. The strategies taught will focus on the thinking processes involved in solving a task. The unit involves Creative Thinking, Problem Solving,  Evaluating and Reasoning. We have a Core Learning Skills/ Values Assembly every Tuesday and practise our Core Learning Skills all week throughout different lessons. In RE lessons we follow the Somerset Awareness, Mystery and Value syllabus and  our lessons will make links to our school values and CLS lessons.


At the end of this term we are going to celebrate our learning with...

We will be sharing a picnic, with the bugs of the school.


Your involvement.

If you have any spare plants, seeds, vegetable plants or compost they would be greatly appreciated. As we will be growing a bug salad.



Things to remember:


no Our weekly Spelling Test is on a Friday and the new weekly spelling lists will be sent home on Friday to learn for the following week. Please practise these as much as you can at home, they really help us to learn different spelling rules.


no PE is on a Thursday afternoon but can change so please make sure children have their PE kit every day. 


no Swimming will start again in the Summer Term.


We will keep our page updated with what we have been learning and share photos of our exciting activities with you.


Mrs Williams, Mrs Gunning and Giraffe Class




Our class pet hamster Ronnie enjoys watching us learn!