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Burnley St Peter's

C of E Primary School

Summer 1

Green Class – Summer 1


Our first unit this half term will be adventure stories. We will be reading ‘The Enchanted Wood’ by Enid Blyton. We will find out more about the characters and events through discussion and questioning, find words and phrases that capture our interest make predictions about what we think will happen next. We will learn part of the story orally and then innovate it to write our own adventure story. Our non-fiction unit this half term is Explanation texts. We will link this to our Science unit and write some explanations about plants.


In maths this half term we will be comparing fractions, identifying equivalent fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. When studying time, we will be recapping telling the time on an analogue clock, moving onto digital time and solving time problems. After this we will be studying formal written methods for addition & subtraction with exchange, missing number problems and number sequences. Next will be using the grid method for multiplication & a vertical number line for division. Finally we will explore decimal place value.


Our Science topic this half term is plants. We will be identifying and describing the functions of different parts of flowering plants, exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth, investigating the way in which water is transported within plants and exploring the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. As part of this topic we have an exciting trip booked to RHS Bridgewater in Salford.


This half term, we will be continuing to look at shell structures. The children will analyse existing boxed packaging, explore nets of shapes to create their own box structure before moving onto designing and creating their final product.


Our Purple Mash computing unit this half term is Graphing. First of all we will be setting up a graph with a given number of fields, entering data for a graph and producing and sharing graphs made on the computer. Then we will use that we have learnt to solve a maths investigation, present the data in different graphical formats and use sorting to make analysis of data easier.


We will be finishing of our local history study of Burnley, exploring mill life and how this changed the landscape of our town. We will also look at what happened once the cotton industry declined and how this affected the landscape.


Our fieldwork unit will focus on  litter survey in our local area. The children will discuss the effects of litter in the local environment and choose an area they feel needs improvement. We will conduct a litter survey and discuss what steps we can take to make improvements, which could include writing to our local councillor and speaking to local residents.


Our RE unit this half term in ‘What do Christians learn from the creation story?’ We will be placing the concepts of God and Creation on a timeline of the Bible’s ‘Big Story’, making clear links between Genesis 1 and what Christians believe about God and Creation, describing what Christians do because they believe God is Creator and asking questions and suggesting answers about what might be important in the creation story for Christians living today including for people who are not Christians.


This half term, our French learning will be all about fruits and vegetables. We will explore the story of the Hungry Giant in French, counting fruits and vegetables and remembering fruit and vegetable noun to write a sentence using a model.


Firstly, we will be finishing off our spring term unit on relationships looking at respectful behaviours and self-respect. Then we will move onto our Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing unit. We will discuss choices that people make in daily life that could affect health, identifying healthy and unhealthy choices and habits that can be maintained, changed and stopped. We will recap on a healthy, balanced diet from Science, the impact of exercise and we will also think about feelings and how we can identify and talk about them.


In PE this half term we will be covering a striking and fielding unit through rounders and also athletic activities.


Helen will continue to teach our dance lessons on a Thursday morning.


Our music lessons will continue to be taught by Mrs Spall on a Thursday.