Christ the King Catholic Primary School Let the love of God shine through us by smiling and being gentle

Resource Base - The Ark

Welcome to The Ark

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In the Ark are children from Foundation Stage through to KS2.

Working with these children are Mrs Clarke, Mr Humphries, Mrs Fairclough, Miss Neal, Miss Paul, Miss Walters and Mrs Wilson.

We also have our speech and language therapist Mrs McKay Smith who joins us on Mondays and Tuesdays.

We hope you have all had a great Christmas holiday and that Father Christmas was kind to you. Hopefully you will all be ready to do more fun learning in Term 3.

This term our topic is "Fairy Tales".

In each curriculum area we will be working on objectives suited to our personal abilities.


English - We will be using a variety of Fairy Tales for example The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood, as a stimulus for our mark making, drawing or writing.  We will continue to work on our fine motor skills, pencil control and handwriting skills.  In phonics we are all looking at how we can use our knowledge of sounds to help us with our reading, by blending the sounds together. When we are good at blending sounds we will look at segmenting sounds for spelling. 


Maths - We will all be doing Numeracy at our own level. We will continue to work on our counting skills, number operations and problems to 5, 10, 20 or 100. We will continue with reading and writing numbers. We will be developing our problem solving techniques including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also investigate measurement of mass, length and capacity.


RE - We are looking at the Local Church topic of Celebration, thinking about how and why we celebrate and thinking about celebrations that happen in church. We will also be exploring different bible stories. Then we will look at Special Meals and think about the special meals we have and learn more about the Last Supper.


Science - This term we will be investigating materials. We will explore man-made and natural materials. We will look at all the different materials and what they are used for. Then we will explore the properties of these materials.


Topic - This will be geography based and we will be looking at maps and aerial photos. We will then use our skills to try and create maps linked to Fairy tales. We will be working on our geographical vocabulary.


PE - This is with Football Paul and he will be focusing on our movement skills and how we work together with other pupils in a team.


Creative - All our art, DT and music will be focusing on our topic so we will sing about, paint, draw, collage and make things related to Fairy Tales.


What I Need to Remember:

  • To read at home and bring in my Reading Record and reading book each day.
  • Read the Bug Club books online.
  • To practise my sounds, word boxes or spellings (if I have them) each day and bring them in to school.
  • To bring a PE kit in on Monday and take it home for a wash at half term..
  • To bring in a water bottle every day.
  • Horse riders - Remember to bring a change of clothes for a Wednesday.


What You Can Do to Help Me:

  • Practising my sounds and using my Phonic Fingers to read or spell phonetically regular words.
  • Listen to me reading my school book aloud or sharing a story every day.
  • Help me to practise my Word Box.
  • Practise and perfect my letter and number formation. 


Dates for the Diary:

Friday 1st February 2pm - The Ark Class Assembly

Some more information to help your child.