Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Let your light shine

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Could you be the next Lightning McQueen?


This term's topic is ‘Could you be the next Lightning McQueen?’  We will be exploring how things move at different speeds, speed up and slow down, using simple comparisons and how we would describe this using the correct vocabulary. We will be working scientifically to carry out fair investigations, which we will plan, conduct and draw conclusions from ourselves.  We will gather and record data through these investigations to help answer our own questions and those we are given. As part of this topic we will be exploring the global significance of the invention of the wheel and we will invent and create our own moving vehicles.   




This term we will be focusing on consolidating the work we have done so far on place value, addition and subtraction.  We will aim to know our number bonds to 10 and then to 20. Please help us to practise these skills at home and to complete our homework so we can become really confident mathematicians.


As always our English lessons will be linked to the work we do in our topic.  We will be looking at writing instructions on how to make a moving car. We will also be looking at the story 'The Naughty Bus' and how we can write our own version. We will be looking at how we can include verbs, adjectives and nouns. We will continue to work hard on our SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) to improve our sentence writing.   


This term we will be using the ipads to record our experiments by videoing these and using the timers to time the speed of our cars.  We will also be using new apps that allow us to report from anywhere around the world!