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Russell Lower School

Summer 2022 1st half

Summer Term 1 2022

In the Summer Term we will start our new theme  ‘Countryside Tales’ which contains both a ‘geography’ and ‘science’ focus, centred around the key texts of Fantastic Mr Fox and the books of Eric Carle.  Our first writing tasks will include character descriptions for the farmers in Fantastic Mr Fox, for whom we will design and made a healthy sandwich.  The story will also inspire us to design, mock-up and make a felt hand puppet of either Mr Fox or Badger, enabling the children to show us their sewing and joining skills.  A focus on minibeasts will inspire the children to not only learn about real minibeasts, but also to design their own ‘imaginary’ minibeasts.   Studying the books of Eric Carle will continue this learning journey. 

Our May trip to the Roald Dahl Museum will consolidate our learning of the Fantastic Mr Fox story and allow us to learn more about this amazing author.

In Maths, as well as consolidating our number knowledge, we will investigate, problem solve and use our reasoning skills.  We will revisit the four calculation operations to ensure that our number knowledge is sound before moving into Year 3.  We will also work on time, reading the clock to 5 minute intervals and continue our Geometry work when studying position and direction.

In Computing are learning how to use the internet safely, finding appropriate ‘for kids’ websites for our research, using search engines including Google Chrome. We will program Turtle Logo using position and direction instructions.

Our RE unit of work on “Who and What Inspires Us?’ includes writing a Kennings Poem on a person who inspires us, local and community leaders and inspirational people across the world.