Welcome to the Crickets!
Hello and welcome!
*Meet the Crickets grown-ups*
The grown-ups in the Crickets class are Mrs Walton, Mrs Gill, Miss Evans and Mr Richardson. We love teaching the Crickets and we are so proud of their achievements!
If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!
*Our Christian Value for the term*
Our value in term is 'Justice'. Justice is about ensuring fairness in the way people are dealt with and making sure that all people are treated equally. It is having the quality of being reasonable and fair. It is striving to put right or prevent an injustice.
Proverbs 21:15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous. Amos 5:24 But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream. Psalm 106:3 Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right. Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do right, seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.
What can you do to show justice? Here are some examples:
Include everyone in your play. Don't judge people by how they look - remember we are all the same on the inside. Take turns with equipment and resources - don't keep something for yourself but make sure it is shared and everyone has a turn. Are you good at working as part of a team? Show consideration and empathy for others. Are you good at resolving arguments with others? How can you ensure a fair outcome?Practise seeing things from someone else's point of view. Think about ways that you can help people in the world who may not have as much as others. What can you do to help them? How can you bring about positive change in the world where everyone is treated fairly and equally?
"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." Elie Wiesel
*Our Learning for the term*
This term we are learning about the seaside and all about holidays from the past.
This term we begin by reading Dear Greenpeace! We will learn facts about blue whales and be continuing with our learning about non-fiction texts, so that we can write our own fact file about a blue whale. They will begin by watching video clips about whales, and drawing out on the school playground to show just how big a whale is! We will learn to orally retell the text off by heart using symbols and actions, and then practise using interesting vocabulary, shaping the text using headings and subheadings, and using all of the punctuation we have learned about this year - full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and question marks.
This term our Maths will recap on some areas this year that the children may need to revisit, in order to be prepared for Year 2. We will recap on number bonds for all numbers up to 20 and some children will use these to understand that addition is inverse of subtraction. We will also go over multiplication and division problems, working practically by sharing and grouping for 2's 5's and 10's. Some children will be writing multiplication and division sentences for the 2 5 and 10 times table. We will also revisit 2D and 3D shape. This will involve naming and describing the properties of shapes and continuing patterns with shapes. Some children will use the vocabulary edges, faces, vertices to describe 3D shapes.
This term we look for signs of Summer. We had a brilliant time planting all kinds of seeds last term. Our turnips, beans, potatoes, sweet peas, sunflowers and hollyhocks are looking wonderful. We will be continuing to watch the progress of this growth and also learning the names of more common plants and trees in our local environment.
These will be covered through Forest School sessions on Thursday afternoons. They will be using map skills to identify where different areas are in the school playground and looking for the sights that are sunny for planting out sunflower or hollyhock seedlings. They will also use compasses and maps for some orienteering activities. They will use wooden discs to create sundials and find true north on a compass. All the while checking the progress of the growing, and our wild flower garden, in the planting areas for Key Stage One. A bit of weeding may be needed!
This term we focus on parables. In each session we will learn a new parable from the bible and explore the meaning for people who hear it.
In history children will be learning all about the history of seaside holiday, focusing more locally on the Lincolnshire coastline. They will be using a timeline to notice how seaside holidays have changed over time, perhaps with what people wear, what activities they do at the beach, where beach holidays happen and so on.
This term we continue to learn how to be safe on the Internet and will use Natterhub to help us understand the importance of Internet Safety.
This term we will be exploring using our voices by leaning to sing some sea shanties!
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