Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday and Friday
At St Uny Church of England Academy, we believe homework is anything children do outside of the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents/carers to support the children's learning.
Homework will be initially be based on the current themes ‘Famous People through History’ and ‘Animals including Humans’. Attached to this page is the Chilli Challenge sheet based on the topic. Please encourage your children to take part in this creative homework. The children will receive certificates for their contribution and their work will be displayed on our celebration wall in key stage 1. Please ensure your child does a minimum of 10 points on the homework grid.
Building Learning Power
Our new learning power for this half term is 'Noticing' and we will be looking to inspire all of our children to be independent thinkers and engaged in their learning reasoning skills.
Reading is a lifelong skill that we try to develop as your child continues their journey through our school. We are keen to develop a love of books and escapism as early as possible. Last year we introduced ‘Reading Karate’. This is a reward based system for reading at home, which results in the children moving up through coloured ‘belts’ (wristbands) depending on how many ‘reads’ they have completed. We would greatly appreciate your support with this new initiative.
Daily reading is very important and the children’s reading records will be checked daily to make sure that they are reading regularly. We endeavour to hear all children read at some point during each week, but this often takes place during Read Write Inc. lessons and wont always be recorded in their reading records.
Welcome back Kynance!
Throughout the Summer term we will be learning through the historical topic of ‘Famous People through History’ and a science based topic called ‘Animals including Humans’. Please see our medium term planning below for more information about these themes.
In Science the children will be considering the differences and similarities between what they want and what they need to survive. They will be discussing and drawing up lists of essential items for basic survival. They will be asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways and using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to scientific questions.
In Art, we will be continuing to work with different tools on a variety of different surfaces and scales. We will be focussing on a range of inspirational artists throught the Summer term and learning about the history of the artists as well as trying to create art in the style of their work. The children will be doing observational drawing of the outside environment and completing a collage of prints using toned colours.
In RE we will be exploring the big questions:
How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?
- Identify a story or text that says something about each person being unique and valuable.
- Explore what Genesis 1 tells Christians and Jews about the natural world.
- Give examples of how Christians and Jews can show care for the natural earth and think about why they might look after the natural world. Think, talk and ask questions about what difference believing in God makes to how people treat each other and the natural world.
What makes some places in Cornwall sacred?
- Recognise that there are special places in Cornwall that are sacred to believers.
- Give examples of stories, objects and symbols used in churches which show what people believe.
- Talk about why some places are considered to be sacred in Cornwall and how communities celebrate this.
PE will take place on a Thursday afternoon and we will be learning to:
- Walk and run in a coordinated way.
- Throw a range of implements for distance.
- Run and jump over obstacles.
- Throw and catch a ball over various distances.
- Aim a ball accurately and hit a target.
- Bowl a ball at a target.
- Hit a ball with a bat.
If you have any questions, please send a message to the office and we will get straight back to you.