Welcome back and Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to a busy and exciting Spring 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.
This term we continue with Talk for Writing and will be studying a variety of text types. Writing styles will include: fiction and non-fiction writing and non-chronological reports such as letters, newspaper articles, diary entries and playscripts. In Grammar and Spellingwe will continue to learn about homophones, sentence structure and punctuation.
We will be studying the United Kingdom –counties, towns and cities, hills and mountains, coastlines and rivers. We will also study our local area and how it has changed over time -Crouch End/Hornsey High Street/Alexandra Palace. Skills taught will include using maps, atlases, digital/computer mapping, using 4 and 6 figure grid references.
Maths This term we will be exploring fractions using the Maths Inspire CPA approach (Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract). This practical approach will enable children to see how fractions apply in their every day lives hrough manipulating objects, shapes and numbers. Help your child at home by getting them to explain what they have been doing in class, practising multiplication and division facts to 12×12. Ensure children are doing their MyMaths and Times Table Rockstars homework.
In Science our topic will be Space Exploration. Children will learn about our Solar system, the planets and beyond, space travel then and now, as well as Time and the Seasons.
Trips and Visits
We will be visiting the local environment including Alexandra Palace and the Church Tower as part of our Geography topic. We will also visit the Science Museum.
In Latin we will recap nouns and verbs. Using familiar games children will start to translate sentences containing a subject, an object and a verb. We will also continue to learn about other cultural aspects of Latin and Greek civilisations.
Art & Design Technology
In Art we will be studying CityScapes and in particular looking at the work of Paul Klee. In D&T we will be learning to cook simple dishes for a healthy and varied diet.
- Please encourage your child to read at home each day and to talk to you about what they have read.
- My Maths homework will be set every Wednesday for completion the following Tuesday.
- Spellings will be given out on Monday for testing on the following Friday.
- PE kits need to be kept at school. PE is on Wednesdays and Sapphire class will be Swimming on Thursdays this term.