Welcome back, we hope you've had a great half term!
You will find information about the curriculum and important dates below.
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Mr Jackson, Mrs Saxon and Mrs Nuttall
This half term our class novel is 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward. The children are extremely excited to begin this book and we are really looking forward to creating many quality pieces of work based on the text!
National Curriculum objectives covered in this teaching sequence:
Writing: (Transcription /Composition)
We regularly teach handwriting in order to encourage the children to write in a neat, joined style. We will be focusing on ensuring ascenders and descenders are formed correctly and we have provided the children with a special handwriting book to practise in.
Spelling- We will be looking at a range of spelling patterns and exploring a range of prefixes and suffixes.
Week 1: adding the suffix -ful.
Week 2: Words containing a silent O, H and C
Week 3: Prefix -un
Week 4: Prefix -dis
Week 5: Compound words
Week 6: Words containing a silent W
We operate a carousel reading lesson twice a week. In these lessons, your child will have 2 guided sessions per week where aspects of reading are explored in detail. In addition activities are provided to facilitate independent learning. These activities often include mathematical games, applying known computing skills, spellings, handwriting and comprehensions. Bug Club is also used during guided reading and you can access this with your child at home if you wish.
Using the Singapore Maths approach to learning we will be beginning this half term by focusing on money. We will focus on this topic for 3 weeks and the children will be naming money, adding and subtracting money, calculating change and solving worded problems. We will then be looking at time, the children will practise telling the time in both analogue and digital forms, measuring time in seconds, minutes and hours and converting seconds to minutes.
This half term our science topic is 'Magnets and Forces'. The children will be identifying and investigating different forces including friction. We will then be looking at magnets and the children will be able to sort magnetic and non-magnetic materials, explore magnetic poles and use their knowledge to design and create their own game involving magnetism.
Our topic this term is the Stone age to the Iron age. We will be looking at when the Stone age, Bronze age and Iron age took place and the differences between each period. We will be looking at the beliefs, food and weapons used in each period. We will also be investigating what Stonehenge and Skara Brae shows us about the period. The children will also have the opportunity to develop their art and design technology skills by producing cave paintings and models of Stonehenge.
RE: Our topic this half term is 'called by God' and we will be exploring a range of stories in which people have been called by God in both the bible i.e. Jonah and the whale and other more recent experiences.
SEAL: Going for Goals. Children will be taught to recognise their worth as individuals, by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals. They will also recognise the risk in different situations and then decide how to behave responsibly.