Meet the Year Group Team

Class Teacher - Mr K Balcombe

PTP Support - Mrs E Cowburn

Summer 1 Topics

This half term our topic is Pirates!


We will be working on developing positive attitudes and building stamina for writing through fiction and non-fiction texts. The aim is to create a buzz of excitement by discovering what pirates were really like and letting this captivate their imaginations for their fictional writing.


We are revisiting number and consolidating pictorial representations, before recapping measure, including time and money. Towards the end of the half term we will refocus on shape and in particular the properties of shape.


This half term we will be looking at the unit ‘Plants’. We will be observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will be finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.   


We are going to look at a number of famous male and female pirates and find out why they were so significant. We are concentrating on map work, looking at basic symbols found on maps and using these to devise a map of own with a symbol key. In addition to this we will be using the compass directions North, East, South and West.

Religious Education

We are starting off by identifying and talking about the concept of creation. This will then lead on to looking at creation stories from a variety of religions and looking for comparisons and differences.


Continuing our work on growth mindsets the children will be looking at their ambitions and reviewing what it takes to achieve these.


Invasion games and athletics


Spellings will be set on a Monday and tested the following Monday.

English and Maths homework will be set on Mondays and can be handed in anytime up until the following Monday.