Welcome to the Dragonflies!
The grown-ups in the Dragonfly class are Mrs Spratt, Mrs Marrows and Mrs Jones.
We love teaching the Dragonflies and we are so proud of their achievements!
If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!
Our school value for this term is ‘Compassion’.
Showing compassion reveals the big and kind heart that you have. You show a kind, caring nature and a willingness to help others.
’Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as Christ God forgave you.’ Ephesians 4:32
’No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.’ Aesop
We will look forward to receiving your child’s heart, showing how they have been compassionate at home.
We love learning in the Dragonflies! This term our topic is called 'SPACE!’
Who would love to travel into space? I know we would! What an amazing adventure it would be!
This half term we will be learning about the moon landing. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were the first men to walk on the moon. After a visit from the planetarium, we will learn about the exciting events leading up to the moon landing.
Did you know that the famous saying ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ was slightly incorrect?
Being safe while online is extremely important. If as a parent you would like support on how to keep your child safe while online, please pop and see Mrs Wallis.
This half term the children will continue to learn about the importance of being kind to others while online.
The children will also think about the dangers of talking to others while online.
The children will explore the artists Van Gogh and Keith Haring. The children will recreate Starry Night and create an alien in the style of Keith Haring. They will need to think about what an alien may look like if Bob, the man on the moon met one.
The children will create a sculpture using clay of a planet or an alien.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
ROCKETS! The children will be designing their own rocket using recyclable materials. They will begin by using construction kits then design a rocket. Following this the children will redesign their rocket to include a detachable capsule.
We will finish by having a mini art parade in our classroom so the children can celebrate each other’s work.
In English the children will be reading 'Man on the moon’. They will sequence the story using time connectives and conjunctions. The children will then move onto the explanation texts to explain how rockets take off. They will use dictionaries to expand their vocabulary and finish off by researching Tim Peake and writing facts about his life.
The children will be learning to spell the next set of common exception words: even, great, break, steak, pretty, beautiful, after, fast, last, past, grass, pass, class
The children will be covering contractions such as I’m, don’t and haven’t. They will learn to identify and use the correct tense in their writing (past and present). They will use adverbs in sentences for example: The boy quickly jumped over the fox. We will practice using the progressive form of verbs in past and present tense to make actions, for example: she is drumming, he was shouting.
The children will use co0ordination conjunctions ‘and’, ‘or’ and ‘but and use the subordinate conjunctions ‘when’ ‘where’, ‘if’, ‘that’ and ‘because’
This half term the children will be revisiting addition and subtraction with and without renaming. The children will use column addition and subtraction. They will revisit number bonds and the inverse.
We will also cover multiplication and division. They will multiply and divide by 2,5,10 and solve word problems using these skills.
The children will also tell the time to o’clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to and to 5 minute intervals.
These are just some of the exciting things we will be covering this half term!
As you can see, we have some exciting things planned this half term! If you need any more information, please pop and see us!
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