Summer Term 2012 Key Stage One Best of British Our topic this term is all about ‘The Best of British’ and is intended to reflect the major events in Britain this summer: The Diamond Jubilee and The Olympics! In Literacy we will be writing; invitations, letters, recipes, menus, newspaper reports and looking at and working from non-fiction texts, having our daily phonics sessions and writing our journals. In Maths we will be learning about money, time and symmetry. We will be looking at the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and using our knowledge and understanding to solve problems. We will be developing lots of historical and geographical skills. We will start with the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 and work our way through the decades until the present day. We will find out what life and culture was like in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s and the 1990’s and we will develop our map skills and knowledge of the British Isles.(Any photo’s, books, music or artefacts you may have related to our topic will be greatly received.) We will be looking at the work of a variety of British artists such as Barbara Hepworth and Peter Blake and listening to popular music from each era. We will be planning a ‘Street Party’ to celebrate The Diamond Jubilee and inviting you to join us! (Look forward to your personal invitation – save the date Friday afternoon 25th May 2012) During the second half of the summer term we will look more closely at the history of The Olympics and the values behind it. We will look at how Olympic athletes prepare and train and will also be preparing and challenging ourselves to earn points for our team in the ‘run up’ to Sports Day!(Remember school closes early Tuesday 22nd May due to The Olympic Torch procession.) Look out for more information about Bruffs Week (28th May – 1st June). Like The Olympics it is only held every four years and is a truly memorable experience!