Welcome back from the half-term holiday.
School Council : Charlie Jennings and Ike Yates
ECO Committee : Ruby Power and Ethan Coad
We start this half-term looking at classic poetry, and then we will move on to Newspaper Reports which will be linked to our history 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 consolidating the children's understanding of formal addition and subtraction column method.Then, recap on multiplication and division strategies learnt last year and continue to build on their knowledge of these strategies. We will continue to develop our mental mathematics, particularly a rapid recall of multiplication and division facts, as well as looking at 2d/3d shape fractions and problem solving.
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. 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 'Textiles', investigating the local textile industry.
The children will be investigating our new topic - States of Matter, which focuses on solids, liquids and gases.
PE and swimming will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Your child will have been told which day they will be swimming and which day they will be doing PE. The focus for PE is Dance and will be indoors 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. Also on Fridays there will be team building activities led by FUNDA.
Your child will only need trainers.
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 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.