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We have started the half-term looking at information texts, and persuasive writing. 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.
We will continue to revisit addition and subtraction but now focus more on multiplication and division. We will also continue to develop our mental mathematics, particularly a rapid recall of multiplication and division facts, as well as looking at shape and fractions.
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 times tables and arithmetic tests.
We have already completed a short history topic about World War 1 as part of the build up to the 100 years commemoration of the end of the war. Thank you for all the interesting information that was sent into school concerning past relatives who fought in the war.
The children enjoyed our topic investigating electricity and we are now studying light. For example we are finding out how shadows are formed and investigating materials which are opaque, translucent or transparent.
Indoor PE is on a Tuesday and outdoor PE is on a Thursday (as the weather is getting colder please make sure that the children have something warm to wear). Also, please ensure your child has all the relevant PE kit in school every day, as we sometimes have the opportunity for extra PE sessions.
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.
Please 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 Friday. Spellings will be tested on Wednesday afternoons.
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 could this half-terms learning logs be returned to school by Friday 14th December.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call into school to speak to me.