Tarka Summer Term 2022

Tarka class have worked hard in maths this week, identifying amounts that are greater than/less than/equal to and using the symbols < > =

They have also finished their letters to their pen-pals in Brazil. They are ready to be emailed over the holidays – we are excited to receive replies!

Miss Smith was very impressed with the children’s designs for their Carnival headdresses in D.T. The children are excited to start making these after half term.

On top of all of this, we have had a busy week of Jubilee preparations with lots of singing practice, bunting making, crown designing and learning a little bit about the history of Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you so much to those of you who came to join our celebration yesterday. The children loved it!


Tarka class have started writing their letters to their pen pals, giving information about themselves and asking questions.

In maths, Miss Smith has started to teach the children how to count in fives. She has also recapped money – looking at the value of coins and introduced bank notes. Tarka class have enjoyed using their knowledge of counting in twos and tens to solve problems involving money.

Miss Smith has also started the DT learning with the children. They learnt how to join different materials using split pins, tabs, folds and loops of masking tape.

We had a brilliant morning at the Multi-skills festival at Park school on Thursday morning. The children loved the activities and followed the instructions from the Sports Leaders really well.


The children have worked really hard to finish their recounts in English this week. We have started to think about our letter writing to Brazilian pen pals. We thought about the information we would need to tell a pen pal and questions we will ask them.

In maths, we have solved word problems involving addition and subtraction using known facts to help. We have learnt to use a calendar to find the date and see what date it will be in four days’ time/what date it was 3 days ago etc. We have continued to learn the order of the days of the week and months of the year.

Tarka class enjoyed learning a bit about Queen Elizabeth II and discussing the upcoming Platinum Jubilee. We looked at the Union Jack flag and thought about the different flags that make up this one.


In English we have been writing our recount of our trip to Rosemoor. The children have tried to use interesting adjectives to add extra information about what we did first, next, then, after that, finally.

In maths, we have been working on addition and subtraction and looked at the relationship between the two. We used Numicon and a part-part-whole model to investigate If I know 6 + 4 = 10, what else do I know?

Tarka class have enjoyed learning more about plants this week. We learnt about deciduous and evergreen trees. They also did a hunt around the school for different shades of green. We have started to name common plants and trees that we can see around school.


Tarka class were very excited to see each other after a two week break! The children really enjoyed sharing their photos from the Easter Holidays with their friends and these were helpful for them to write a recount of what they did.

We started our science learning by naming the parts of a plant. We had a fantastic day at Rosemoor on Thursday and learnt what a seed needs to germinate and the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. The children loved collecting petals, leaves and garden treasures to make a sticky flower. They also got to plant their own Nasturtium seeds. We are keeping them at school for a couple of weeks to see their progress!