Welcome back! I hope you have enjoyed the summer holiday and are ready to start the new school year!

 

A few things that you may find useful to know:

 During this term our main topic is ‘Under Attack’. This topic will focus on history and will take the children on a journey through life in the Anglo-Saxon and Viking eras.

To kick off this exciting topic we will be having a special visitor into school on Wednesday 14th September, where will get the opportunity to ask questions and try our hand at being Viking raiders. AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!  

Please feel free to explore information about this topic with your child at home and anything you ‘discover’ would be welcomed in school.

In our Literacy work to begin with we will be looking at a whole school writing project linked with our SMSC topic of Honesty. After that we will move on to non-chronological reports and using the research we do to write some exciting and informative reports. We will then look at poetry, writing myths and recounts during the rest of the term. All of these will be linked to our topic theme. Handwriting, spelling, punctuation and grammar will be included in weekly teaching.

Maths will be taught daily and will build on previous learning. We will develop knowledge and recall of number facts including number bonds and times tables (which need to be learnt up to 12X12). We will focus on using and applying these skills in different contexts and linked to problem solving. Knowledge of properties of shapes will also be developed, along with measurement and statistics.

 In Science this half term we will be exploring ‘Rocks’, focusing on how they are made and looking at an investigation into permeability of rocks. We will also have the opportunity to look at soil and how it is made by making our own mini compost bins. I’m sure some of you may be interested in the outcome of that!!! Next half term our science topic will be ‘Forces and Magnets’ .

 P.E. kits are required for swimming and invasion games which will take place on Thursday afternoons at William Brookes School.  

 In D&T this term, we will be investigating Viking shields and Longboats, planning, making and evaluating these. Also creating our own fossils as a link to our Science work.

HOMEWORK

Homework will be sent out on a Friday, to be in for the following Wednesday. Please try to encourage your child to read at home everyday. Reading diaries are for you to make comments on the reading done with your child. Adults in school will also comment, when they have read with your child.  Please also encourage your child to practise their number bonds and times tables.

 Feel free to come and speak to me at any time if you have anything you wish to discuss. I am looking forward to working closely with you and your child.

Miss Marsh