Welcome back and we hope that you all had a wonderful Summer holiday! It is really lovely to have the children back in school and they have already made a great start. We are looking forward to a busy and exciting term with lots of fascinating learning opportunities. We believe that parents and teachers work best in partnership so please come and talk to us if there is anything that you are unsure about.
Literacy and Numeracy continue to be taught daily, the lesson structure includes an introduction, main activity and a plenary.
In History the children will learn about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. In Geography we shall be identifying mountains and rivers in the UK and their key features. We will also look at Human Geography; different settlements and their name origin.
In English will begin with a focus on a contemporary fiction book – Owl Babies. We will then continue to work on our new English scheme ‘Talk for Writing’, learning the fable story ‘Why Bats Sleep in The Day’, expect your children to practice telling you the story through actions!
English will also include grammar, spelling and handwriting as well as daily reading sessions.
In Science our topic is Human and Animals – we will be learning about Skeletons, muscles and nutrition. After half term we will be learning
about Rocks and Soils, carrying out some exciting experiments!
In Maths we are beginning a new scheme called ‘Inspire Maths’. This term we will be covering the following topics:
- Numbers to 10,000
- Addition of numbers within 10,000
- Solving word problems of Addition and subtraction
- Multiplying by 6, 7, 8 and 9
- Multiplication of 2 and 3 digit numbers
Help your child at home by getting them to explain what they have been doing in class, practising times tables and telling the time.
- PLEASE NAME all sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, plimsolls etc.
- Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times. The children will be doing PE on Wednesdays
- Parents and children are encouraged to check book bags for letters each day.
- Your child will read with an adult in school twice a week and we expect them to read at home with an adult every evening. The most important thing is that this is an enjoyable and special experience so that children really develop a passion for reading!
- Encourage your child to write in their green homework book as often as possible. This can include: writing sentences using keywords, writing about their reading book, creating or retelling a familiar story or weekend news.
- Spellings will be given out on Fridays and tested on the following Friday.
- It would be really helpful if you could send in tissues for the class.
- We welcome parent volunteers so please do let us know if you are able to help in the class or on trips.