Welcome To Larch Class
HI Larch Class,
I hope you have had a lovely summer and remained safe and well. We have all missed you lots and can't wait to begin our new school year together again. Below you will find information regarding the curriculum coverage throughout the first half term and information regarding your return to school.
Key information on returning to school
Larch Class will start the school day at 8:50am and finish at 3:30pm
Morning break 10:15am - 10:30am
Dinner - 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Afternoon break - 2:10pm - 2:20pm
The school day finishes at 1:00pm on Fridays.
PE is on Wednesdays. Pupils to come to school in their kit on this day.
Water bottles are allowed in school and can go home home every evening to be washed
1st September - Start of Autumn term
21st October - Class trip to Communitree - Anglo-Saxon themed day
23rd October - Break up for half term.
Throughout this half term, we will be focusing on place value of numbers up to 10,000, which will include counting in thousands, comparing and ordering and rounding numbers. We will then move on to addition and subtraction, using a number of methods and furthering reasoning skills with a mastery approach.
For the first three weeks of the half term, we will be focusing on a book called ‘Here We Are’. The whole school will be looking at this text and completing differentiated units aiming to help the children positively transition back into school. We will then be focusing on a book called ‘The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane’. The children will use their reading strategies such as making predictions, inferences and understanding language. The book will also be used to inspire writing genres such as diary entries, letters, adverts as well as role plays and interviews.
As last half term, there will be a focus on teaching and learning the words on the weekly spelling list in class, rather than sending lists of spellings home. A new list will be given to the children each Monday and they will be tested every Friday. Please look on the class page below for each week’s spelling list.
Our topic this term is the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Throughout this unit of work, the children will be developing both their geographical and historical knowledge. Throughout the first half term, we will be looking at the invasions of the Anglo-Saxons, their settlements and impact on life today. We will also be looking at the life of an Anglo-Saxon and their religious beliefs and conversion to Christianity.
This half term our science topic is ‘Electricity’. The children will be able to understand how electricity is generated and what it is used for. We will also focus on how to use electricity safely whilst making their own simple circuits and investigating the impact of wire lengths on components within a circuit.
P.E. lessons will take place on Wednesday afternoons with a coach, there will be a focus on athletics this half term.
Our RE topic for the first half term will be 'God David and the Psalms'. We will be exploring the story of David and Goliath and understanding the term 'courage' and what that means to the pupils.
Home reading books
Times tables practice (TTRS, Numbots, Hit the button)
Anglo Saxon and Viking themed HLC
We hope you are enjoying having a go at some of the suggested Home Learning activities.
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