Welcome To Yellow Class.
School Council : Charlie Jennings and Ike Yates
ECO Committee : Ruby Power and Ethan Coad
We start this half-term looking at fantasy stories which is linked to our class novel Skellig. Then, we will move on to poetry on a theme which will be linked to our geography topic. We will continue to work on grammar and punctuation as well as continuing to develop our use of interesting vocabulary. Spellings will be sent home to learn on a weekly basis (the test will be on a Thursday). Please encourage your child to learn how to spell these words – the children will continue to learn useful strategies that will help their learning.
Please make sure your child reads their reading book at least four times a week and sign their diary to reflect this.
We will start this half-term by continuing to build upon the children's understanding of formal addition and subtraction column method. Then, re-cap on multiplication and division strategies learnt last term and continue to build upon these strategies. We will develop our mental mathematics in particular mentally adding and subtracting. As well as looking at 3d shape, fractions, volume/capacity/mass and problem solving involving money and measure.
You could support your child greatly by helping them to learn all their times tables at home. The children will be able to practice their times tables by logging onto the https://ttrockstars.com website. Each Friday, certificates are given to the three children who have practiced the most that week. We will also be spending time in school working on times tables and we will have regular times table and arithmetic tests.
We are starting a new topic 'What On Earth', investigating world countries, volcanoes and earthquakes.
Our drawing theme will be linked to the class novel Skellig.
The children will be investigating our new topic - Forces and Magnets.
Swimming will be on Wednesdays for certain children and those children who are not going swimming will have indoor PE. All the children will do PE on Thursdays. Children who went swimming on Wednesday will have indoor PE. Children who did indoor PE on Wednesday will have outdoor PE with FUNDA. Your child will have been told if they are to continue to go swimming. The focus for PE is Gymnastics.
Your child will only need trainers, not 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.(https://ttrockstars.com)
Homework will be given out each Friday. Spellings will be tested on a Thursday.
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 the last Wednesday before the end of half-term at the latest, although they can be returned on any Wednesday throughout this half term.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call into school to speak to me.