Dear Class family
Welcome back to a new school term. I hope you all had a restful half term and the children are ready for the busy term leading up to Christmas.
Both of us are really proud of how hard the children worked and settled in last term after the long break.
This term we will continue looking at the Victorians as our class topic; we hope to learn all about Queen Victoria, the railways, inventions and also look at how the Victorians celebrated Christmas. We will focus our literacy around poetry and report writing.
As usual on this page you will find links to the areas we will be covering throughout the curriculum.
Mathletics will continue to be updated every week for your child to do for their numeracy homework. Please make sure that your child is doing the activities set as this helps with the numeracy being taught in the classroom.
Spellings will be given out weekly and these will be tested on a Friday.
Should you have any questions about any of the above then please come and see us.
Literacy homework is set fortnightly and will be liked to the Topic.
The weather is going to change so could you please make sure that your child has some tracksuit bottoms and a change of socks as we like to get them outside running around.
The young Leaders program will be continuing so the children will need to have the correct PE kit.
Gentle reminder for the children to be on the circle in the mornings by 8.45am ready for the teacher to collect.
We are both looking forward to taking the children on their journey through Term 2 and celebrating with you their amazing work.
RE/Personal and Social Education
Our main topics in RE this term are Baptism and Advent. In our PSED and Circle Time we are exploring How to make informed choices about health and well being and to recognise sources of help with this.
We will be looking at report writing and poetry.
The children will write a newspaper report from Victorian Time and investigate the news from that era.
Poetry we will look at a wider range of poetry and learning some of the poems off by heart.
Using ‘The Big Write’ to develop use of vocabulary.
Handwriting – Cursive.
Area and perimeter
Find unknown lengths
Area of rectangles
Area of compound shapes
Estimate and approximate area
Read and interpret line graphs
Draw line graphs
Use line graphs to solve problems
Read and interpret tables
Two way tables
Multiplication and division
Multiples, Factors, Common factors, Prime numbers, Square numbers, Cube numbers, Inverse operations (Multiplication and Division), Multiply by 10, 100 and 1,000
Divide by 10, 100 and 1,000
Multiply and divide by multiples of 10, 100 and 1,000
Our main topic this term Living things and their habitats.
The children will investigate and learn to;
describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals
Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs
Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments
My targets for this term are:
Literacy Reading – To read daily – ask someone in your family to ask you questions about the book you are reading. Remember to log in to Bug Club and earn those coins.
Writing – To have a go at free writing at home using alliteration, personification and simile. Poetry writing and newspaper reports.
Numeracy– To secure times table facts up to 12x 12. – do you also know the division facts?
Things that will help me.
Remember to bring in your PE kit on a Monday.
To hand in your homework on time.
Read to an adult at home and fill in your reading record.
To complete my weekly homework.
To be organised with a pen and pencil in school every day.
Try to bring a bottle of water each day to school.
We are trying to perfect our multiplication and division knowledge. The following apps are fun and highly recommended, which can be downloaded from the App Store:
Squeebles - Times Tables
Squeebles - Division 2
Squeebles - Tell The Time