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Welcome to the Larch Class!



Welcome back to the final half term! I can't believe how quickly this year has gone already! Thank you so much for all of your support during the course of the school year. Our curriculum focus this half term will be;


Maths: using the Maths- No Problem! scheme of work, we will be looking at shapes, symmetry, position and roman numerals.


English; using the Power of Reading scheme, we will be starting a new book called The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.


Science; we will be starting our new topic of sound. This will include us taking a more in-depth look at the ear and how it helps us to hear the different sounds around us. We will be also carrying out lots of practical investigations on how to create and record different sounds!


Topic; we will be starting our exciting new topic based on the Vikings. We will be looking at who they were and where they are from. We will also be focusing at what life was like for the average Viking. We will be going on a trip to Jorvik Viking Centre on 11th July 2018. Please see the letter sent out for details.


RE; prayer.


PSE; going for goals.


Music - Mrs Geelan will be focusing on songs linking to our Topic.


Our PE sessions will take place on Tuesday afternoons  and Friday mornings  Please make sure you have a full PE kit in school and tracksuit bottoms for chillier days if we are outside. It's usually easier to leave your kit here and take it home for a well-deserved wash at the end of each half term. Please could girls remember to have a bobble to tie back their hair and we will provide tape to cover any earrings worn. It's also a good idea to include a pair of socks in the kit if girls like to wear tights for school.

Spelling - Spelling lists will no longer be sent home. Instead, we will have a weekly class focus spelling pattern each week. It would be extremely helpful if you could practice words relating to this spelling pattern with your child at home.


Week 1 and 2- 'ous' recap (dangerous, enormous)

Week 3- doubling consonants (little, kitten)

Week 3- 'ship' and 'hood' (membership, knighthood)

Week 4- 'igh' sound (high, sigh)

Week 5 and 6- using apostrophes (contraction and possessive)

Week 7- unstressed vowels (interesting, different)

Maths - My Maths homework will no longer be set. Instead, children will be asked to complete Bug Club activities at home. Each week children will be asked to complete a specific task linking to our grammar focus of that week or to continue to read the books they have been set.

Reading - Children will be able to select a Home Reading book every other Friday. We have invested in lots of brand new reading books to help children develop a love of reading at home! As some of these books may be quite thick in size, it will be acceptable if your child requires their home reader for an extra week.





We look forward to an enjoyable and successful half term!

Mr Cox and Mrs Renshaw