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The Rissington School
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Hawk Class


Hawk Class


Useful information:

Forest learning is on Thursdays.

PE is on Wednesdays

Books are changed on Mondays and Thursdays


The Curriculum

We hope you have had a fantastic Easter and the children are all eager to get back to school to complete their last term, before starting Year 1. If you have any questions regarding your child, or the Curriculum please come and see us. This letter provides a brief curriculum overview of what your child will be covering this term.

 Our topic this term will be ‘Leggy Lambs and Tiny Tadpoles’ and will focus on two books and explore the characters within them. The first half of the term we will be focusing on the story ‘Rosie’s Walk’ by and after that we will be looking at the wonderful story which is ‘Farmer Duck’.

Communication, Language and Literacy

This term we will continue to work on our speaking and listening skills, both independently and as part of a group. In Phonics we will be working on reviewing all the phonics sounds we have learnt. This will include letter formation, using the sounds to form words as well as working on writing our tricky words from memory. We will  be following the new school scheme ‘success for all phonics’ and a parents information evening will be held on Wednesday 29th at 3:15pm.

In Literacy we will continue to practice writing simple words by sounding out as well as practicing writing those tricky words. We will enhance our writing and focus on extending sentences. We will be emphasising the use of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces between words. 

We will be completing lots of work on the stories ‘Rosie’s Walk’ and ‘Farmer Duck’, learning parts of the story off by heart, creating story maps as well as following our curriculum learning aspects about the world. We will also be creating our own characters that will fit into the stories. 


In Maths as well as continuing to practice our addition and counting on, as well as subtraction and counting back. We will also begin to have a go at solving word problems involving simple addition and subtraction. Children will also have lots of opportunities to explore time, money, weight, distance and capacity through a range of hands on activities. Number bonds to 10 and Subitising will still be a priority for our learning this term.

Expressive Arts and Design

In art the children will be continuing to develop their drawing and painting skills as well as exploring colour mixing. Children will have the opportunity to create their own farm scene using a range of colours, textures and materials.

In Music the children will be exploring the sounds of a range of instruments and continuing to practice keeping the beat of a song and tapping out simple rhythms. As always the children will learn and perform a range of songs to do with our topic.

Understanding the World 

We will be continuing to observe and talk about changes through weekly science investigations. We will also be continuing to visit the forest each week and looking closely at the changes that happen to the outdoors during summertime. Children will also have the opportunity to do plant seeds, thinking about the fact that plants are living things, and watching them change over time.

Personal Social and Emotional Development

This term our PSED will be focused upon relationships and citizenship. We will talk about developing friendships, safe relationships, where we live and how we fit into the community. In the second part of the term we will talk about transitions into Year one and how that may make us feel.


As was the case last term, children will take part in regular PE lessons. This term the children will be focusing on games. In particular, they will be focusing on developing their confidence and skills when kicking. We will also be practicing athletics ready for sports day.


All children will now begin to have regular simple homework to consolidate their learning. This homework will be sent home every Monday afternoon to be completed throughout the week and returned by the following Monday either on DB primary or as a hard copy.

Please continue to read with your child as often as possible, reading books and sharing books are changed every Monday. Word cards and tricky words will continue to be changed on a Tuesday.