Welcome to Pluto Class and Wincanton Primary School.
The teachers that work in this Class are Mrs Kilburn (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Wines (Thursday and Friday). Mrs Russell and Mrs Hunt help as well.
Our Learning Experience this term will be Marvellous Minibeasts
On Tuesday 5th June the children will visit Carymoor Environmental Centre where they will participate in 2 workshops:
For more information please look at the Carymoor Environmental Centre website:
Take home task: Create a fact card about a minibeast of your choice using your own research (we will provide a template).
Hand-in date: Monday 18th June 2018
Week 1 – Week beginning 4th June 2018
Literacy: UW (Understanding the World) focus, exploring how pollution affects wildlife both here and in Zambia
On Tuesday 5th June the children will be going to Carymoor Environmental
Centre for the Hook day.
Week 2 – Week beginning 11th June 2018
Literacy: This week the children will be using poetry as the inspiration for writing.
Mathematics : counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
The children will be getting creative with the willow butterflies from Carymoor.
Week 3 – Week beginning 18th June 2018
Sports Day is on 22nd June
Home-learning tasks (facts about minibeasts) are due in on Monday this week.
Literacy: This week is the first of a two-week focus on learning and presenting facts about one or more minibeasts. The children will also explore characterisation and emotions in a minibeast inspired story.
Mathematics: Focus on counting on from a given number.
Week 4 – Week beginning 25th June 2018
Literacy: Continue to learn facts about a chosen minibeast, including the life cycle. Continue to enjoy mini beast inspired stories.
Mathematics: We will revisit time, recognising o’clock using analogue and digital clocks.
Week 5 – Week beginning 2nd July 2018
Literacy: This is the first of a two-week focus on narrative writing, using a story that the children can read in depth and learn about characters, whether they are good or bad, how they feel, compose a different ending or write a story from a particular character’s point of view.
Mathematics: Revision and learning about coins from 1p to £2. The children will name, describe and begin to order the coins, according to value.
Week 6 – Week beginning: 9th July 2018
Literacy: Continue narrative writing focus
Mathematics: Children will begin to partition five, six or ten objects into two groups in order to find all the pairs of numbers with totals of 5, 6 or 10
UW: The children will search for minibeasts in our immediate environment, in the learning garden, around the plants and in the minibeast hotel.
Creativity: The children will create a minibeast garden or pond area.
Week 7 – Week beginning: 16th July 2018
Literacy: Children will reflect upon their first year at school and talk about their expectations for Year One, including what they are looking forward to. They will write a letter of introduction to their new teacher.
Mathematics: explore length, either direct comparison of long and short, or using non-standard units of measurement.
The last day of the Summer Term will be Friday 20th July 2018.
The Foundation Stage team would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support this year and wish you all an enjoyable summer break. We look forward to seeing the children as they enter Year 1 in September.
Pluto Class have discussed and voted and decided to call the chicks;