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Curriculum Notes Prep I  Summer Term 2016



This term our topic is “Oceans and Seas”.

We have a new and exciting opportunity to become involved with Beach School at Polkerris, which we will be visiting weekly.

The topic work will involve aspects of geography, history, art, ICT, science, PSHE, maths and English.



  • Practise recognition and recall of phonics.
  • Segment and blend cvc; cvcc; ccvcc etc words.
  • Learn new graphemes for reading.
  • Practise reading and spelling words with adjacent consonants.
  • Continue to read tricky words.
  • Continue to spell tricky words.
  • Practise reading and spelling high-frequency words.
  • Practise reading and spelling polysyllabic words.
  • Practise reading sentences.
  • Practise writing sentences.
  • Learn alternative pronunciations of graphemes for reading.
  • Learn alternative spellings of graphemes.
  • Recognise “real” and “rubbish” words of a more complex structure.



These will be linked to our daily phonics lessons.


  • Write leaving spaces between words.
  • Write in complete sentences.
  • Consolidate understanding and writing of sentences which are sequenced logically and correctly punctuated with capital letters and full stops. 
  • Learn to use capital letters for personal titles, places, days of the week, headings and emphasis in writing. 
  • Use question marks at the end of a question. 
  • Use exclamation marks appropriately.
  • Use capital letters for the start of lines in poems.

Fiction Writing:

  • Listen to and discuss stories from fantasy settings.
  • Re-tell these stories in a variety of ways.
  • Describe story setting and events and characters.
  • Continue to re-enact these stories.

Non Fiction Writing:

  • Recounting of “My News”
  • Recounting of school trips
  • Recounting of whole school activities
  • Investigating information texts.


  • Investigate poems and rhymes about summer.



  • Continued practice of correct letter formation.
  • Continued practice of joined handwriting.
  • Writing legibly on lines
  • Leaving spaces between words.

Speaking and Listening:

  • Class assembly.
  • Retelling of stories.
  • Discussions.
  • Reporting of news.
  • Participating in workshops.


Regular reading practice through the use of:

  • Reading schemes
  • Library books
  • Topic books
  • Own work
  • Developing concentration when reading.
  • Recognising punctuation marks when reading.
  • Adding expression to reading.


Various aspects of maths will be covered including:

  • ordering numbers to 100 and beyond;
  • place value;
  • know number bonds to 10;
  • add 3 numbers together, using doubles and number bonds;
  • double numbers up to 12;
  • find half of numbers up to 24;
  • recognise odd and even numbers
  • subtraction;
  • counting in 2’s; 5’s and 10’s and beyond;
  • coin recognition;
  • finding change from coins;
  • time;
  • 2D and 3D shapes;
  • shape rotation;
  • capacity;
  • multiplication;
  • division;
  • handling data; 
  • problem solving.


This term we will be studying “Plants” and we are taking part in the ”Rocket Science” experiment.  We will investigate “Animals” whilst visiting the beach and start a new topic “Seasonal Changes”.  To include:

  • Participating in the “Rocket Science” experiment.
  • Introducing ideas about the Sun using sunny facts.
  • Identifying the movement of the Sun.
  • Exploring shadows.
  • Ordering seasons and months.
  • Recording weather.
  • Investigating migration and hibernation.
  • Discussing Sun myths.
  • Identifying sea animals and plants.


  • Thinking about belonging.
  • Learning about forgiveness.
  • Why the church is an important building for Christians?
  • Investigating Bible stories.
  • Discovering the importance of symbols and signs.


The children will undertake a variety of artwork and use different mediums.

  • Improving pencil skills.
  • Painting a variety of pictures.
  • Making collages.
  • Designing.
  • Making 3D models.
  • Making cakes.
  • Photography.
  • Patterns.
  • Beach Art.
  • Evaluate work.


  • Developing basic computing skills.
  • Improving mouse control. 
  • Support learning in English.
  • Support learning in maths.
  • Support learning in science.
  • Support learning in topic work.