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Phoenix Primary School ‘Where We Rise to the Challenge’

Summer 1

 Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We hope you had a restful break and are ready for the new challenges the next half term will bring.

 

As the end of KS1 assessments approach, we will be spending a lot of our learning time revisiting and securing our understanding.

 

Maths

We will be securing our understanding of mental arithmetic and developing our reasoning skills. We will be using our calculation skills to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions, including finding fractions of amounts. We are finding calculations that involve 2 digits a little tricky at the minute, so please support at home through completing homework tasks sent home.

 

English

The high quality text that we will be immersing ourselves in this half term is 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book' by Lauren Child. A delightful story of the main character  Herb, who falls inside a book which is jam-packed with adventures and fairy tales. Through this text we will be exploring many writing opportunities such as comparisons between characters, newspapers and alternative story endings. Through these genres we will be developing and securing our spelling, punctuation and grammar. To support at home with this please complete any additional tasks sent home.  

 

Theme

We will be beginning a new thematic topic this half term and will be taking a more historical approach as we explore significant individuals. We will begin by understanding what a 'hero' is and then continue by looking at two influential heroes from the past, Grace Darling and Mary Anning.

 

Science and R.E.

Mrs Evans will teach both these subjects this half term as we look at Plants in Science and look at 'Celebrations' in R.E.  

 

We will be beginning our SATs testing in the week beginning 7th May and will complete them over two weeks. We do not wish to add any unnecessary pressure or stress to your child and only encourage them to try their best. They have worked extremely hard over the past year and want to celebrate their efforts as we are very proud of each and every one of them.

 

If you would like further support through interactive games, then please visit the websites listed below.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://readtomelv.com

 

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Miss Morris, Mr Preston, Mrs Bentley and Mrs Williams

 

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*** Christmas Fair - Friday 14th December *** *** School closes for Christmas break on Thursday 20th December at 1.30pm ***.
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