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Welcome to Discovery Class!

We look forward to having a wonderful year of learning! 

 

 

Staff in Discovery Class:

Class Teacher - Miss Leonard

Teaching Assistants - Miss Seager and Mr Reece

PPA Cover - Mrs Marsh and Mrs Smith 

 

 

Important Information

  • PE is on Monday and FRIDAY (children get changed in school). Please note the PE days have been adjusted slightly from terms 1 and 2. Please ensure PE kits are brought into school, earrings are either taken out or taped up (supplied from home), and long hair tied back. 
  • Children need to read daily at home, please record this in your child's reading record. Children will get rewards for reading at home.
  • Phonics books need to be read at least 4 times a week, they will be changed on Fridays. Other reading books will be changed more regularly.
  • Forest School - Thursdays for the last 2 weeks of term. 

 

 Useful links to support our learning this year

Curriculum Letters 2023-2024

Term 4 - The Shetland Islands, plus African and Orchestral Music

A quick update - 

The children have been given access to times tables rock stars (TTRS) to practice their 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home. The link has been added to the top of the class page in the useful web-links section.  All log-in details are in the children's reading records written on the back cover page. 

 

If there are any issues, please do speak to me at any point.

 

Thank you in advance, 

Miss Leonard

This term we will be learning about:

Maths: Multiplication and Division; Length and Height.

Writing: Narratives and Postcards

Music: African and Orchestral Music

Geography: The Shetland Islands

Computing: Online Safety. 

RSHE: Safety and the Changing Body

RE: How can we learn from sacred books?

PE: Gymnastics and Tri-Golf. 

Term 4 Spellings

 

After

Again

Climb

Half

Improve

Hour

Money

Mr.

Mrs.

Would

Should

Could

Sugar

Beautiful

Everybody

Most

Pretty

Water

Many

Father

Term Three - Everyday Materials

Forest School

We have had lots of fun in Forest School with Mr Rees the last two weeks! We've been exploring our environment, jumping in muddle puddles and lots more! We can't wait to go back to Forest School! 

Maths - How many ways can we make £1?

DT - We learnt how to thread a needle and sew a running stitch to make pouches!

PE

In PE, we had a special lesson where we were able to explore the technical sport of Curling. We had great fun exploring how to use the Curling stones and seeing how far we can get on the mat! 

Computing - we learnt how to type using word processing!

Science - Can materials change shape?

Writing - Following and making instructions specific

Maths - Counting the number of sides on a 2D shape

Maths Learning (Week 1 and 2)

We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have been learning about all the features of 2D shapes. Ask us about the properties of 2D shapes. Ask us whether the shape is a polygon or not. 

 

We have also been exploring 3D shapes and naming them. We will be looking in more detail at 3D shapes soon! What 3D shapes can you find at home? Can you make a list of all the 3D shapes you can find at home? We like being able to apply our maths to the real world! 

 

Keep tuned to see us do some practical learning about shapes! 

 

 

Art Days Term 3

Our learning this term:

  • Daily Maths
  • Writing - Non-Fiction: Instructions (linked to our topic) 
  • Science - Materials 
  • Design Technology (DT) - Textiles: Pouches 
  • Art - Painting: the use of colour
  • Computing - Word Processing
  • RSHE - Safety and the Changing Body 
  • Religious Education (RE) - ‘How can we learn from sacred books?’ 
  • Physical Education (PE) - Football and Infant Agility. Days: Mondays and Fridays. 

Term 3 - 20 Spellings

Door

Because

Kind

Children

Wild

Both

Old

Told

Every

Break

Steak

Fast

Fast

Last

Grass

Pass

Move

Eye

Whole

People

 

Term Two - The Gunpowder Plot

Some of our readers of the week from term 2! Well Done!

We had our Christmas treat decorating biscuits!

Christmas in the Forest!

Rail Safety 

On the last week of term, we looked at rail safety and what it means to be safe at the train station, on the platform and around level crossings! We are could explain how to be safe and what the potential dangers could be. We learnt what to do if something is wrong or a potential danger. We are superstars at being rail safe! 

During PE, we practiced our speed stacking skills. We were amazing at it!

Odd Sock Day - Monday 13th November 23!

We explored a range of different sources to help us with our understanding of The Gunpowder Plot

We began exploring our new topic today! We learnt a new song to help us learn about the Gunpowder Plot! We really liked how the lyrics repeated lots! It helped us to learn some of the lyrics. 

Term 2 - 20 Spellings

 

ComeSome OneOnce
AskPullFullHe
MeSheHouseOur
FriendSchoolPutPush
YouYourTheyChristmas

 

Our learning this term:

Maths - Daily lessons

Writing - Shape poetry and recounts in the form of diary entries. 

History - The Gunpowder Plot (Guy Fawkes) 

Computing  - Online Safety

Music - Musical Me!

PE - Speed Stacking and Cross Country

Wellbeing - People around me: other people's feelings. 

RSE - Family and Relationships

RE - Who is Jewish and what do they believe? 

Term One - Kent

National Poetry Day 2023

On Thursday 5th October 2023, it is National Poetry Day. We will be celebrating this in class by exploring and practicing performance skills. We will be looking at the poem called My Treasures by Kate Wakeling. I have attached a copy of the poem below for you to look at at home and practice reciting some of the poetry to support with our performance skills. We are very excited to be exploring the poem further and investigate the features of this poem. 

 

My Treasures by Kate Wakeling

Our learning this term:

Maths - daily lessons (Power Maths)

Writing - Retelling a narrative with a familiar setting using the fable The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse.

Geography - Kent

Computing - Online Safety and What is a computer?

PE - Tag Rugby and Dance

Wellbeing - Wonderful Me!

RSE - Health and Wellbeing

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