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Term 5 - Seasons of the Forest

Spelling Update


Due to the phonics screening preparation and Year 2 SATs spelling tests are on hold till further notice. While children wait for new ones we recommend they learn to spell the following words: 


orange, terrible, summer, spring, winter, autumn, some, there, leaves, seed, light, water, nutrients. 


This can be shown in homework books through repeated practice and putting them into a sentence. 

Seasons of the Forest


This half term our curriculum topic will be seasons of the forest. We will be learning about different types of plants and tress both in Dartford and around the world. We will be planting different plants, observing their growth overtime and understanding how to look after them. In addition, we will be identifying evergreen and deciduous trees. 



As the weather starts to improve we will be doing both Wednesday and Friday PE lessons outside. Please ensure full kits are in school for these days. 



In Science we will be starting our 'Plants' topic. Children will be identify different parts of plants and trees. In addition, they will be identifying at different types of plants and trees in their local area. 


Geography and History

In Geography children will be looking at continents and rivers as well as the weather patterns around. In addition, children will make links between physical features such as rivers, valleys and mountings. We will be locating forests and greenlands around the world and creating maps of our school forest. 



We will be continuing to work on our greetings and learning to count to 10 in French and how to say different colours.



In Maths we will be finding different mass and volumes through measuring. We will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. In addition, we will be multiplying and dividing through grouping and sharing. Towards the end of the half term we will be recognising, and finding halves and quaters of shapes and objects. 



In our writing lessons we will be reading 'The Gruffalo' and creating persuasive texts to convince the animals not to eat the mouse and diary reports from the perspective of the mouse. We will also be reading 'A Mouse Called Julian' where we will create a newspaper report and write our own narrative.

Forest School

This term, we are going to go to Forest School on Fridays. Forest School is an inspirational learning experience, which offers our children opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in the natural environment within our Forest School. It aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, to foster resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.  It also offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to both the environment and themselves.


On this page, we are going to upload Forest School activities for you to try at home if you want to in your own time. All the activities will be able to be completed in a garden or park! You may have to go and explore, before finishing the activity inside.

When completing the activities, we would love it if you could record your wonderful finds / completed activities. This can be done in either your homework book or you can email us your photos. We would love to see what you get up to!



Homework books should be handed in on Monday and will be returned on Wednesday. 

Reading records should be handed in on Monday and will be checked for reading badges. If books are not handed in reading records will not be checked till the following Monday.