Literacy

During our literacy lessons this term we have been creating and writing our own stories based upon the story of Jack and the beanstalk. The children have been using an approach called talk for writing which involves 3 stages; imitation, innovation and independent application. The end product will be a written piece of work that will be shared with the year 1 children.

Numeracy

We want to congratulate the children in Orion regarding the recent SATs tests. They showed resilience, perseverance and demonstrated how determined they are! In numeracy this term we are revisiting addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. As well as this we are learning to tell the time and look at different measures. The children have enjoyed the more practical elements to the lessons.

Topic

During their topic work this term Orion are looking at the local area around them as well as recognising human and physical features. We will also be looking at the similarities and differences between the UK and Non-European countries. Orion will use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key. We will also use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of the school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

Science

This term we have been looking at how plants grow and the best conditions for pants to grow. Orion have conducted some experiments testing to see if plants grow best in light or dark conditions and water or no water. In the second part of the summer term Orion will be learning about living things and their habitats. We will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.