Welcome to Lime Class.
Take a look at what we will be learning this term.
We start the term looking at traditional stories and fables, and poetry. Throughout our literacy lessons we will be developing our use of standard written and spoken English and the use of grammatical terminology. We will also be developing our use of interesting vocabulary, which you will be able to help with at home, watch out for 'word of the week'. Spellings will be sent home to learn on a weekly basis. Please encourage your child to learn how to spell these words - writing them at least three times a day might be a useful strategy.
Please make sure your child reads their reading book at least four times a week and sign their diary to reflect this.
The term will start with looking at place value and partitioning. We will then move on to decimals and fractions, addition and subtraction .problems solving and time. We will also look at developing our mental mathematics, particularly a rapid recall of multiplication and division facts.
You could support your child greatly by helping them to learn all their times tables at home. We will also be spending time in school working on times tables and we will have regular timed tables and arithmetic tests.
We will be learning about the local environment and enjoying map work and fieldwork. You could help by pointing out local landmarks. We will also be putting different countries that our families have visited on a world map. You could help your child by looking at atlases and maps together.
We start the term by investigating electricity followed by work on light.
Lime Class will be going swimming in January, on Wednesdays. Please make sure that your child has a towel and suitable costume. Children with long hair will need a swimming hat. If you wish your child to wear googles, please ask the office for an information leaflet and consent form.
Outdoor PE will take place on Friday afternoon and indoor PE will take place on Thursday afternoon. Please make sure your child has all the relevant PE kit in school every day, as we sometimes have the opportunity for extra PE sessions.
As the weather is likely to be getting colder, please make sure that your child has a track suit and gloves for outdoors.
Please label all PE clothing, including footwear.
PLEASE LABEL YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHING. PLEASE ALSO LABEL HATS, SCARVES AND GLOVES AS SO MANY OF THESE END UP IN LOST PROPERTY; NAMES WOULD MAKE IT EASIER FOR ITEMS TO BE RETURNED.
Help your child learns their times tables up to 12 x 12.
Homework will be given out each Thursday/Friday. Please make sure the spelling book comes back to school every week so we are able to stick the next spellings in it. Spellings will be tested on Friday morning.
Leaning Log homework will be sent out at the start of each half term. Clear instructions are on the sheet stuck in the front of the book. Please help your child with the learning log work, it is a great opportunity for you to work together on a project. The ideas on the sheet are just suggestions, do not feel you have to stick rigidly to them, be creative if you like.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call into school to speak to me.