Welcome to Turquoise Class
This term we will be learning:
- English - We will begin by studying the novel 'Running Wild' by Michael Morpurgo. In this unit we will be analysing the theme of the novel which lends itself to many current events such as deforestation. Different types of writing will be produced at various points in this unit.
- Maths - We begin the year with a focus on place value and the number system. The children will complete weekly times table tests along with mental arithmetic assessments. Practising these skills each night at home will be of great benefit to them.
- Science - Our learning will be focused on 'forces' and we will be taking a largely investigative approach to this unit.
- Geography - This term we focus on rivers with fieldwork being completed towards the end of the unit in order to investigate the depth and width of a river and how fast it is flowing.
- Computing - We will be using Purple Mash; this is a website which children can continue to work on at home if they choose. It is likely that as we immerse ourselves in different subjects throughout the term, opportunities will arise to complete learning log homework using Purple Mash as well as extending learning in the computing units.
- RE - We will be learning about Christianity, focusing on important times in our community.
- Music - Children will have opportunity to join the school choir. Music lessons will take place in class for children who do not wish to join.
- PE - This term we are very lucky and one of our PE lessons will be coaching by FUNDA. PE lessons may happen at times other than the timetabled slots so please do ensure that children have their PE kits in school every day. Both PE lessons are likely to be outdoor sessions so it is important that children are equipped for slightly inclement weather!
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 for this half term during the first two weeks of the year. 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.
Keep an eye on the website for any important information - everything that you need will appear on here and it may save you time to check before ringing the office.