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Mrs Sarah Hall

Brooke Primary School

At the heart of it all is the child.


Summer 1

Down on the Farm


We hope you had a lovely Easter holiday. Our topic for the first half of the summer term is ‘Down on the Farm'. To launch our new topic we will be sharing your home learning projects and going on a trip to ‘Cannon Hall Farm’.


Within our literacy sessions we will be reading farm related texts including the following books: Farmer Duck, Little Red Hen, Oliver’s Vegetables and Click, Clack, Moo.


We will be using these texts to learn more about story structures, characters and main events. During this half term we will be reading non-fiction texts and talking about the features of them compared to fiction (story) books. We will also be continuing guided reading with the children.


Within our Mathematics sessions we will focus on: solving addition problems by counting on, solving subtraction problems by counting backwards, recapping 2D and 3D shapes, recapping halving a number, learning about distance and recapping repeated patterns. We will also continue counting to 20, placing them in order and saying the number that is one more or less than a given number. During ‘Big Maths’ we will continue to learn our ‘Learn Its’.


Step 1: 1+1=2


Step 2: 3+3=6



Step 3: 2+1=3



Within our creative curriculum sessions the children will have the opportunity to make animal masks, vegetable printings and planting a variety of vegetables. The children will also be able to explore different farm animals and their young and food provided by farm animals.


Within our phonics sessions, we will continue to reinforce phase 2 and 3 sounds.  We will practise reading and writing these sounds within words, captions, sentences and questions. We will continue reading the tricky words and the high frequency words; which are on the bookmarks below. The tricky words are the following: the, to, I, no, go, into, he, she, we, me, be, my, was, you, they, all, are and her. Please help your child to read these by sight and write them. We would also like the children to be able to read the high frequency words by sight and write them.   







The children will also start phase 4 phonics. The tricky and high frequency words for phase 4 are above on the butterfly bookmark. Please can you help your child read the words by sight and help your child write the words.


The phase 4 tricky words are the following: said, have, like, so, do, some, come, were, there, little, one, went, out, what.


Things to Remember!

  • Please can I remind you all that your child needs their book bag, reading book and water bottle every day.
  • Please listen to your child read at least 4 times a week and sign their reading diary if you have heard them read.
  • Please support your child with their homework, which will be given out every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.
  • Please can you ensure your child has their library book every Thursday; so they can change it in our school library.



As you can see we have a very busy and exciting half-term and we hope that everyone involved really enjoys it!


Mrs Brown and Miss Hodgkiss

Class Teacher and Teacher Assistant


F2SBR Apple Blossom Class


At the heart of it all is the child.