Hope you had a pleasant Christmas.
We start the half-term looking at classic poetry, and then we will but using our class novel as a theme. We will continue to work on grammar and punctuation as well as continuing to developing our use of interesting vocabulary. Spellings will continue to be sent home to learn on a weekly basis (the test will be on Thursdays). Please encourage your child to learn how to spell these words – the children have been shown several useful strategies that will help.
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 build on our addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. But also continue to develop our mental mathematics, particularly a rapid recall of multiplication and division facts, as well as looking at 3d shape, measure, fractions and problem solving.
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 table and arithmetic tests.
We have started a new topic, Stone Age to Iron Age Britain, which I hope the children will enjoy.
The children will be investigating Humans and Other Animals, focusing on skeletons and muscles.
Indoor PE will continue to be on a Tuesday and but there will be no outdoor PE as we are now going swimming on a Wednesday. But, 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 Thursday afternoons.
Learning Log homework has been sent out for this half term, this is glued in the yellow learning log book. Please could these be returned to school by Wednesday 13th February at the latest although they can be returned on any Wednesday throughout half term.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call into school to speak to me.