Mrs Barker & Mrs Parsons


Mrs Ellis & Mrs Barker (Mrs Parsons is on maternity leave)

Summer Term 2018

We are looking forward to the summer term and hopefully the nice warm weather.

This term we are learning about Lady Ann Clifford and the history of Appleby. We will be investigating Appleby Castle and the alms houses and the connection with St Lawrence’s church.

In numeracy we will be learning strategies to help with multiplication and division. We will also be learning about fractions and understanding halves and quarters.

In literacy we will begin the term looking at the Mr Men books by Roger Hargreaves and later in the term we will be completing activities on the Enormous Turnip story. Our focus will continue to be phonics and later this term the children will complete a year 1 phonics assessment. All of our phonics learning follows the National Curriculum’s Letters and Sounds programme, however we use Phonics Play and a variety of other learning tools to achieve this. This will lead to their year one phonics assessment in the summer term. We will continue to learn new spellings and homework will continue to be given out on Mondays to be returned the following Monday.

This term will see us in the garden planting potatoes, onions, turnips, peas, strawberries and lots of flowers. In science we will be looking at plants in detail and understanding how they grow.

We are completing several different skills activities in cooking and look forward to sharing the recipes with you.

In PE we will be working on learning the skill of skipping in preparation for sports day. We will also be completing games outside or tri golf indoors if it’s wet.

School begins at 8:55 where we will greet the children at the door. Children are to be encouraged to gain independence and enter the cloakroom on their own, where they can hang their coat on their own peg.

Thank You for your continued support

Gail Ellis and Carol Barker