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Pear Tree Mead Academy
Pear Tree Mead
Harlow
Essex
CM18 7BY

Telephone: 01279 836181

Head Teacher: Mrs Christine Peden

Chair of Governors: Mrs Wendy Beckett

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Juniper

What are we learning?+

In the Spring term our experience will be Dinosaurs and Pirates. To introduce the children to the experience we have talked to them about what they would like to learn, therefore this experience is very child led and will be lots of fun.

 

History

In History the children will be learning lots of different historical skills. They will be creating dinosaurs’ timeline, learning about famous people in British history, explore fossils and conducting an excavation.

 

PE

In PE the children will be concentrating on group sports, swimming and gymnastics along with some other sport activities at different times. They will be learning about how to be healthy and the effect exercise has on our bodies.

 

Science

In Science, the children will be learning to work scientifically and will be completing lots of different science investigations. Our main focus this term will be skeletons, life circles and nutrition.

 

IT

In computing the children will be recapping the importance of e-safety. They will be learning how to download copy and paste an image.

 

Music

In music we will be concentrating on naming the parts of an orchestra and creating a piece of themed music. We will also be learning about tempo and rhythm.

 

SMSC

In SMSC and PSHE this term the children will continue to learn about our new tree branches and will focus on reaching the ‘inquisitive fox’ branch. Children will take part in activities that help them to become more inquisitive about their learning and their surroundings.

 

Geography

In geography the children will be learning about oceans, continents and weather patterns in the UK.

 

Art

In Art, the children will be experimenting with colour mixing, creating some pasta art and sketching.

 

RE

In RE the children will be covering Hinduism and the meaning behind the Easter story.

 

Deign and Technology

In DT the children will be making mechanisms.

 

English

In English there will be a big focus on basic skills and phonics.

 

Mathematics

In Mathematics we will work on number, place value and calculations. We will be giving the children the opportunities to apply what they have been learning and problem solve.

 

Homework

Homework will be set half termly and we will be using the same homework web system as last term. You can pick each week which activities you choose to complete.

It is extremely important that the children complete their homework as it will consolidate the learning they are doing in class. Remember we do have a homework club which you can sign up for.

The homework assignment can be found by clicking on the link below.

 

Things to Remember

Willow and Juniper

Reading books

You can change the books any day after school.

Spellings

Wednesday (Please practise reading and writing these at home)

Homework

Please get the children to hand them in on Thursdays, they will be marked and handed back by Friday.

Swimming

The date will be confirmed at the beginning of the term. It is £1.50 per child. Please send them in with kit.

PE Juniper now has PE on a Friday Willow now has PE on a Monday Please leave kit on their pegs every day in case we do it on other days as this sometimes happens.

 

We are here to talk!

If you have any concerns, our doors are always open to chat, please wait until children have all been released and the adult is available, then they will happy speak to you.

 

 

How can you help?+

There are lots of exciting ways that you can help your child at home with their key skills.  This page contains some useful ideas and website links.

READING

So that your child maintains good progress in reading, we strongly encourage regular reading activities take place at home. Children enjoy being read to and with, so please make time in your busy schedules to help your child.

* Listen to your child read as often as possible. Support them, praise great reading and help them further by asking questions about what they have read.

*  You reading to your child would be another valuable opportunity. By sharing a variety of texts and demonstrating your love of reading it will interest your child. You could also play audio stories for them to listen to or show story videos. The internet contains a selection of these e.g. Julia Donaldson Stories  and  Story Line Online . Explore youtube for more!

Please record in their reading diaries whenever reading at home takes place. It is important that children have their reading diaries and books at school every day.

Click on the link below on receiving extra support and advice on how to improve your child’s reading:

Springboard: A Parent’s Little Guide to Helping Children Read

SPELLINGS

This document has a fantastic selection of activity ideas which you can use to help engage your child with their weekly spellings. Frequent practise of the high frequency words which you recieved in the parent pack would also benefit from using these activities:

Fun spelling activity ideas!

PHONICS

This video shows how to pronounce all the sounds your child will need to know for phonics:

Sounds Video

These phonics mats show some of the sounds your child has been learning, lots of word games linked to these sounds would benefit their learning:

Phase 2 Phonics Sound Chart

Phase 3 Phonics Sound Chart

Phase 5 Phonics Sound Chart

Check out some of these phonics game websites by clicking on the links:


  

Youtube provides lots of additional phonics songs and videos to support the learning of different sounds and reading and writing of words for each sound.

LITERACY GAME WEBSITES

MATHS GAME WEBSITES

   

TIMESTABLES

Knowing and undertstanding how to count in 2s,5s and 10s is an important skill, therefore lots of practise and reciting of counting up in multiples would benefit your child. The 2s 5s and 10s timestables are the next hugely important skills for your child to learn.

Here are a variety of video links to support timestable development:

2 times tables videos     5 times tables videos       10 times tables videos

Plus click here for lots of fun timestable games:

        Times table games       More times table games 

Once they are confident try testing your child timestables out of order.

 

Also check out the following links for other learning websites:

Please use the login details below to get accesss to the Busy Things website:

Username: home5826

Password: peartree

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