Muck, Mess and Mixtures

Cornerstones Topic

Our topic for the summer term is Muck, Mess and Mixtures. This is an exciting topic where we will dive in to explore a wide variety of messy mixtures. As part of our topic, we will pour, mix stir and splat to investigate how these mixtures make such wonderful things. We will play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods. We will then use this to create recipes, riddles, and poems based on our experiences with the weird and wonderful.

Power of Reading

This term our book will be George’s Marvellous Medicine. This will link to our topic of Muck mess and Mixtures. Using this text we will be focussing on writing recipes, poetry, Narrative and leaflets.

This term we will continue to work on our reading skills. We will continue to use our new accelerated reader programme which will help us to collect our 100% tokens.  Furthermore, a big focus this term will be to increase the fluidity in your child’s reading. We will achieve this by daily reading sessions, 1:1 reading with adults in the school and by reading regularly at home. In our English lessons, we will also be including more reading comprehension sessions. Some of us will also be continuing with our RWI programme. We will also be having a big focus on reading comprehension in order for the children to develop a greater understanding of the texts they read.


In maths, we will continue to work on time by looking at how to compare and sequence intervals of time and continue to use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m., p.m., afternoon, noon and midnight. We will also look at volume and capacity by measuring in ml and litres which will have a strong link to our topic of Muck, Mess and Mixtures.


This term we will be learning more new songs and practising them each week in preparation for our performances to our peers. We will also look at using different percussion instruments to keep a beat and play along to different music.


This half term we will be moving on to athletics. We will look at a variety of track and field events that will help to prepare us for our Sports Days at the end of the year. As some of our sessions may be outside you will need to bring suitable footwear and you could bring some tracksuit bottoms.


Our science topic this half term will be Animals, including humans. In this topic, we will look at the basic needs for survival of animals and humans. We will also study the importance of exercise and eating right for humans, exploring ways that we can keep ourselves healthy. This will have a strong link to our termly topic.


In RE we will be focussing on celebrations, looking at what we celebrate and how people from different religions celebrate special events. We will compare these celebrations looking at similarities and differences.


After Half term, we will be completing Digital Resilience then working on Numbers and Data.