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Term 5

We are looking forward to welcoming Diamond class back to the first summer term. We have lots to celebrate with the approaching coronation of King Charles III and with summer really starting. 

Curriculum overview

Our topic this term is a fusion of 'Everyday Materials' with a link to 'Fashion'.

Our topic will mostly have a science theme, where we explore different materials and their properties. During our topic we will also run an investigation into the best material to make an umbrella out of. We will also briefly look at the history of clothes and fashion - starting with the Victorians, moving to the 1960s and then the later decades. As part of our DT, we will be making an accessory by sewing - either a felt badge or a facemask. 

Our books for the term are 'The Tin Planet' by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson & 'Too Much Stuff' by Emily Gravett. As part of our learning, we will be exploring the non-fiction genre of instructions. 

Our topics for maths will be division and capacity. 

In PHSE, we will be looking at the Jigsaw topic 'Relationships'. We will also enjoy celebrating King Charles III's coronation. 

Once a week in Diamond class we practice life skills using the Talentino programme with Janet on a Wednesday. She will help us develop our life skills, such as cleaning, making beds, gardening, office jobs etc. Janet will also be teaching our dance topic for PE. 

Each Thursday, we will split into two groups. One group will cook with Liz and the other will do some speaking and listening skills with Angela. Some students will be using the Talkabout scheme of work to develop their social communication skills.  





Key Dates and other information

PE remains on a Wednesday afternoon. Students can wear their PE Kits into school for the whole day. Janet is our teacher for the day. 

Cooking remains on a Thursday morning. We will communicate via the diary what we will be making and whether we are eating our cooking in school or at home. 

As the weather begins to get hotter please remember a named bottle of sunscreen for your student.

There are two bank holidays in term time. School is closed on Monday 1st May and Monday 8th May. We hope you and your student enjoy the extra days at home!

The last day of term is Friday 26th May.