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Christmas Party

 

Our Christmas party is on Monday 17th December. The children should have brought home a list of food to bring in for party food and also items for the decorating a table competition. If you have any questions about this, please pop in and ask us! 

Science fiction unit 

 

Your child should have brought home a letter on Tuesday 13th December about our science fiction unit of work. As a stimulus for this unit, we will be watching ET next week. If the permission slip is not returned to school this week, your child will unfortunately not be able to watch the film. Please return these promptly so that your child does not miss  out - they are very excited when talking about it in class! If you have not received the letter, we have attached a copy below.

 

Parents are also invited in to school at 3pm on Tuesday 8th December to share and discuss appropriate science fiction toys, books and films with the children. Any items brought in by the children on that day need to be clearly labelled with the child's name and class and should not be expensive or precious to you or child just in case of any possible problem. It would be lovely to see parents coming along to support the children with their learning!

ET and science fiction stimulus letter

Welcome to Turquoise Class

 

We are very excited to use our new website - we hope that you enjoy using it!

 

This term we will be learning:

  • English - Poetry (you enjoyed all of the vocabulary work so much last half term that we thought that you would like it to continue!) and biographies
  • Maths - We will continue to practise times tables - this really needs to happen at home as well as in school please! We will also be learning about prime numbers, square numbers, division including remainders, decimals and fractions and time.
  • Science - Electricity
  • History - World War 1 followed by more work on the Anglo-Saxons, Scots and Vikings
  • Computing - Scratch
  • RE - Christianity
  • Music - Choir, Jazz
  • PE - Basketball

PE days: We will not have any swimming lessons this half term. Indoor and outdoor PE lessons are subject to change and as such, you MUST have indoor and outdoor PE kits in school at all times.

 

Homework and spellings:

Each week, children will be given a piece of mathematics or English homework. This homework includes learning spellings.

Learning logs will be given out on Friday 2nd November. Please note that you are expected to complete two of these as a minimum but that you can choose to do more if you wish. These tasks are intended to be broad so that you can interpret them as creatively as you wish. We had some super ones last half term and would love to be able to take some photographs of the ones completed this half term to show you all!

Reading remains a key priority and we expect to see reading diaries signed at least four times each week. The reading challenge remains the key part of the homework.

We have started learning the legend 'Beowulf' in our history lessons. Here a few photographs of us retelling the opening to the legend with actions.
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Learning Beowulf

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We are learning the poem Beowulf in our history lessons. We hope you enjoy this video of us reciting the first two verses!

Wake and Shake

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Analysing a biography

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We have started our 'Biography' unit in our English lessons this week. We have been reading about Mary Seacole (and learning part of her biography off by heart) and also about Usain Bolt. As we read about these two people, we have found the different features of this genre.
Well done to all our infant children for super performances in their nativity plays. You were fantastic!
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