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Dragonflies C

Welcome to the Dragonflies C class page.  

Please find below information and resources to support your child with their learning.

Key Stage One, Spring 2 Newsletter

London home learning project. Some of the children really persevered with their learning and took the time to create some amazing London inspired models. I think you’ll agree they are fantastic. Can you name them all?

Key Stage One, Spring 1 Newsletter

Spring 1 2022

 

Our Value this half term is Perseverance.

We will be discussing this during Collective Worship each week. It would be great if you could discuss this value with your child/children and think of examples when you or they have shown perseverance or when they have encouraged others to persevere.

 

During this half term we will be learning the skills to:

English: Use finger spaces and full stops correctly and consistently. Use capital letters for the names of people and places. Using the suffix, -ing, er, ed, est to root words. Using adjectives to add description. Adding the suffix –s, es to create a plural.

Maths: We will be learning about money, multiplication and division this half term.

Science: Materials: we will be learning to name, sort and identify properties of materials and what they can be used for. We will plan and carry out tests using different materials.

DT: We will be learning how to design and construct a bridge that can hold some weight. We will take inspiration from London Tower Bridge.  

Geography: We will be learning all about London, looking at its features and landmarks and what methods of transport there are there.  

RE: Discuss symbols used in religion. What they means and represent.

PSHE:  Safety First. We will be learning how to keep safe at home, outside, around strangers, safe secrets and surprises and people who can help us.

 

Learning at Home

It would be great if you could ask your child/children about their learning at school and continue their interests in these areas at home. We are always keen to share their learning from home that is linked to our learning in school.

Please encourage your child/children to read every day and complete their weekly home learning. This is set on Tuesday and due in the following Monday.

Autumn 2 2021

 

Our Value this half term is Trust.

We will be discussing this during Collective Worship each week. It would be great if you could discuss this value with your child/children and think of examples when you or they have shown trust to others or when other people have trusted in you.

 

During this half term we will be learning the skills to:

English: Use finger spaces, full stops, commas and questions marks correctly and consistently. Write a simple cinquain poem about fireworks using adjectives, verbs and adverbs. Look at the features of non-chorological reports and write our own about festivals/celebrations.

Maths: number bonds to 10/20. Place value, addition and subtraction, money value and context, multiplication and division.

Science: Looking at seasonal changes and weather patterns.  

Art: Develop our skills in sculpture and thinking about how we can mould and shape objects in 3D with various tools.

History: Developing our historical knowledge about Great Linford and how the land and its purpose has changed over the years.  

RE: Discuss why Jesus is special to Christians, our sense of belonging and also taking time to look are current festivals/celebrations such as; Diwali, Remembrance Day, Bonfire night and Christmas.

PSHE: Discuss diversity. This will include; my school, neighbourhood, local community and then further afield.

 

Morning Rainbow Writing

We are trialing Rainbow Writing this year in replacement of weekly spelling tests. This is the technique of having several words each week that the children practice in different colours during morning task time before registration. The outcome will hopefully be children then use these words more frequently and independently in their independent writing.

 

At Home

It would be great if you could ask your child/children about their learning at school and continue their interests in these areas at home. We are always keen to share their learning from home that is linked to our learning in school.

Please encourage your child/children to read every day and complete their weekly home learning. This is set on Tuesday and due in the following Monday.

Our Value this half term is Thankfulness.

Autumn 1 2021

We will be discussing this during Collective Worship each week. It would be lovely if you could discuss this value with your child/children and think of examples when you or they have been thankful to others or when other people have shown thanks to them.

During this half term we will be learning the skills to:

Autumn 1 2021

English: Write a recount using past tense verbs (adding ‘ed’ to a verb) and time order words e.g. first, then, after, finally. We will also look at captions, labels and adjectives. Towards the end of the half term we will be sharing the story of Dogger by Shirley Hughes and us this as a basis to write our own story.

Maths: Understand and use numbers from 1-100, place value and addition and subtraction.

Science: Identify and name common animals and their structures and move onto to comparing these.

Art: Develop our observational drawing using different shading techniques such as stippling, shading and cross hatching.

Geography: Developing our geographical observational skills to look at our local area (Great Linford) and what features we have here, where it is in the world and creating maps.

RE: Discuss why Jesus is special to Christians.

PSHE: Discuss Relationships. This will include; what groups we are part of, listening to others, being kind, bullying and teasing, brilliant brains and making good choices.

 

Morning Rainbow Writing

We are trialing Rainbow Writing this year in replacement of weekly spelling tests. This is the technique of having several words each week that the children practice in different colours during morning task time before registration. The outcome will hopefully be children then use these words more frequently and independently in their independent writing.

 

At Home

It would be great if you could ask your child/children about their learning at school and continue their interests in these areas at home. We are always keen to share their learning from home that is linked to our learning in school.

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