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A very warm welcome to autumn term!

A very warm welcome to autumn term! 1

Our main topic this term is “Earth and Beyond”, and we will be exploring the water cycle, the solar system, the relationship between the Earth, Sun and Moon, amongst other aspects of human and physical features of our landscape.

 

Our English projects will be based on the work of Roald Dahl and creation stories. Following this, we will turn our attention to non-chronological reports, as well as poetry.

 

Our primary goal for maths is to be secure in our knowledge of place value, in order to use this skill when adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. We will also cover measurement, focusing on length and perimeter. An important running focus for our class this year will be times table knowledge up to 12x12 – so make sure that you continue to practise, practise, practise!

 

Our focus for P.E this term is balance and net games skills. This term, our P.E slots are Wednesday afternoon (indoor) and Thursday morning (outdoor). Please ensure that you bring your full kit to every session, so that you do not miss out on an important part of our curriculum. If you are unable to remove earrings yourself, please do not wear them to school on P.E days. Additionally, for those who opt for it, swimming sessions will be first thing Tuesday morning.

Just a few reminders:

- Please bring your reading book and reading log every day

- Remember to bring a healthy snack to enjoy at break time

- Ensure that you name each part of your uniform, as this makes it much easier to return any misplaced items!

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to speak to me at the gate, at the door after school, make an appointment with the office, or give me a call via the school office number.

 

I look forward to an exciting year of learning with you all!

 

Ms. Devenish

Homework this term

 

As you can see, we have lots to keep us busy in school. As a way of consolidating all of this new knowledge, the usual half-termly homework tasks will be sent home. Additionally, children may bring home extra sheets to practise work relevant to that week.

 

Half termly homework activities can be completed in any order. Once tasks have been completed, children can hand their book in to be marked.

 

Reading is the most important activity to do at home, and both parents and children are encouraged to make a note in their reading log. We have a class reading record chart, and children who read 3 times a week or more outside of school will be rewarded with house points.

 

As well as this, don't forget to participate in our Book Bingo challenge, which you should be able to locate in the back of the reading record books. You have until the end of the Autumn term to complete as many challenges as you can! Each time you get 4-in-a-row, come and see me, and we can add your name to the raffle and our book bingo wall!