I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and are looking forward to what we are going to learn next.
Take a look at what we will be learning this half term.
We start the term looking at creating explanation texts followed up with writing a mystery story. 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. 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. The children have also learnt lots of different ways to help them remember spellings, why not ask them to show you some of these strategies.
Please make sure your child reads their reading book at least four times a week and sign their diary to reflect this.
The new assessment period for reading has been set for the start at the end of May and you will be informed of this outcome on the annual report.
The term will start with looking at measure, decimals, fractions and problem solving. This will be followed by lots of work on multiplication tables. We will be spending some time using and applying our new mathematics skills and explaining how we reach and answer. We will also look at developing our mental mathematics, particularly a rapid recall of multiplication and division facts and how to use known facts to add and subtract rapidly.
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 Romans as well as having a unique opportunity to work with the lovely people from Spodden Valley Revealed to learn about some fascinating local history.
We will be learning about sound and how sound travels and enters the ear. Your children should be able to give you lots of information about sound.
Outdoor PE will take place on Monday afternoon and indoor PE will take place on Wednesday 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 and pumps are always needed for wake and shake sessions.
Non swimmers from White Class will be going swimming on Wednesday afternoons.
Your child will need both trainers and black pumps
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.
Ensure your child reads at least four times a week at home and have their diary signed by the person who listens to them read. Ensure your child brings their reading book and diary into school every day as opportunities will arise for reading throughout the week. All children will have a guided reading session at least once a week with a teacher.
Help your child learn 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. Remember to send completed learning logs into school as soon as you have done them
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call into school to speak to me.