Welcome To Larch Class
HI Larch Class,
It was great having you all back in school last half term! I hope you have all had a lovely and well deserved break and are feeling rested for another packed half term on the run up to Christmas. 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
Reading books are to be changed on a Friday. Reading records are not being sent home.
9th November - Start of term
13th November – Children In Need
18th December - Break up for Christmas.
Throughout this half term, we will be focusing on multiplication and division, looking at formal methods to calculate multiplying and dividing 3-digit numbers. We will also be focusing on multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100.
This half term, we will be focusing on a book called 'Varjack Paw''. The children will use their reading strategies such as making predictions, inferences, retrieving information and understanding language as we delve into the book. The book will also be used to inspire writing genres such as diary entries, letters, newspaper reports 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 Thursday. Please look on the class page below for each week’s spelling list.
The children have loved our topic on Anglo-Saxons and Vikings so far this year and we will be continuing with this topic up until Christmas. We will be building on information that we have already learned and extending our knowledge further. We will be looking at Viking raids, Viking life and the struggle of power between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will study some Anglo-Saxon kings and focus on the battle of Hastings, the children will have the opportunity to create their own Bayeux Tapestry.
This half term our Science topic is ‘Teeth and Digestion’. The children will be able to identify different teeth and their purpose, this knowledge will be extended further as the children will have the opportunity to create their own teeth sculptures out of clay. We will also be looking at the teeth of different animals and why they are different, investigating the effect of different drinks on our teeth and how to keep our teeth healthy. We will then be looking at the digestive system.
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 'Christmas, understanding the symbolism of light'.
Home reading books - Children will be given a new reading book every Friday once they have returned their previous one. Reading record books will not be sent home.
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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