Our class target for this term is to focus on our handwriting. We expect the children to try and make sure each letter is the correct size and written on the line. We are practising our joined up handwriting this term and will start using it in our writing.
Our Christian value for this term is Humility and what it means to be humble. It would be lovely if you could have a conversation with your child about what that word means.
This term we will increase our understanding of measures and focus on length and height. Children will use their existing knowledge of shapes to identify and understand the properties of 2D and 3D shape, statistics, assessment.
In addition, during a unit about statistics, children will become fluent in recognising what tally charts are used for and how information from tally charts can be represented as pictographs. During this unit, children will have the opportunities to create their own tally charts based on something they would like to find out about. They will then use their findings to create pictographs, which they will then analyse and interpret.
During this half term we will also be preparing the children for the upcoming SATs tests. Please make sure you help your child learn their times tables, this will help them with problem solving.
Also, remember to keep practising SATs type questions with your children at home. The more they are exposed to these types of questions the more skills they will gain to help them with their actual SATs.
In Literacy we are continuing the half term with our topic based on real life Superheroes,with a focus on books written and illustrated by Anthony Browne. The children will be attempting to write in the style of this particular author. Later on in the term, we will be looking at traditional tales with a twist. Throughout the unit we will examine the reoccurring features in a range of books and use 'Talk for Writing' to learn 'Hansel and Gretel' from memory. This will help the children create their own traditional tales with a twist.
Please make sure you read each night with your child, it makes all the difference.
Remember, good readers make good writers so READ, READ, READ!!!
In Science this term we are focusing on the 'Living Things and their Habitats'. This will include examining living things in their local environment and understanding why certain animals live and thrive in particular habitats. Children will be attending Forest School every week, which will enable them to make links with our topic.
Children can bring pictures or a range of minibeasts they may have come across in their gardens or on family visits to parks.
It would be a great idea to create home projects with your child based on our theme in Science. So get exploring!
This term in Religious Education children will be learning about the 'Our Father Prayer'. Children will discuss its meaning and purpose. Later in the term we will be learning the Easter story and how and why we celebrate at Easter time.
Our Humanities focus is Geography this term and our topic is called 'Where in London is Barnaby Bear?' This will include a study of the local area where we will learn map reading skills. Barnaby Bear will be travelling all over the city and we have to find him using Geographical clues and our knowledge of where we live. We will be walking around the local area using our observing and recording skills.
PE is every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has the correct PR kit on these days, including trainers.
It is very important that your child is reading for at least 10 minutes a day. The children are encouraged to take a book home from the book corner.
Homework will go out every Thursday and will be collected by the teacher on the following Wednesday. A homework register will be taken to ensure the children are completing their work. Ensure all homework is completed every week. If children are stuck they can come and ask Mrs Hajir or Mrs O'Connor for help with their homework before it is due in.
Every child gets a list of spellings in the homework pack to practise every day. The spelling test will be on the following Friday.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child please come and talk to our teaching team.