Toll Bar Primary School

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Sycamore

Welcome to the Summer Term

We are very busy this term, and our topic title is Mud, Mess and Mixtures. During this term we will be looking at how things mix together and this will include colours, materials and liquids.

Sycamore will be making their own playdough as well as mixing coloured water to see what colours they can create. We will also be thinking about how we can mix different paints to create different effects.

During the Summer Term we will be reading The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl as well as Eddie’s Garden which will be both a story and an information book about how to grow things. We will be trying to grow things in our garden areas as well as thinking about what we need to help our plants to grow. We will be continuing to write our newspaper reports and will also be reading a lot of stories about a little girl called Katie Morag and our writing will be based around these.

In Science, we will be looking at different materials we can use for different jobs such as which material would be best to make a sun hat or a rain hat? We will also be considering how to make our outdoor environment as bug-friendly as possible to encourage small wildlife to visit.

We will also be continuing to learn about our local area compared to the wider world. We will compare our villages to those within another country and will be learning about the names of the continents and oceans around the world.

During this term the children will be taking their Phonics Screening check during the week beginning June 10th – it is really important that they are in school this week for this check – please ask for further details. As part of this, children will be coming home with regular practise activities, which, we hope you will help them to complete in order to develop their confidence. Your child will be amazing, they have already worked so hard for this, and we will make it as fun as possible for them.