Hello and welcome back!
We are now busy with our Spring Term topic - Ancient Egypt. We are also just about to start our Lent Challenge!
We have lots of exciting learning taking place over the next year. This Autumn Term our focus is on the following areas:
We will also be covering Maths, Vocabulary, SPaG and reading comprehension
Over the next term we will continue to look at arithmetic, as well as beginning to focus on reasoning and problem solving.
Our aim is to continue to develop the children's understanding of the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fraction of a number. Children will use whiteboards at the start of every maths lesson to practice the maths themselves before being given a chance to solve mathematical questions independently. They will have access to maths resources including counters, number lines, plastic money and 2D and 3D shapes.
We will also continue to focus on our times tables. In particular 3, 4 and 8 times table, as well as securing the knowledge of the 2’s, 5’s and 10’s from last year. Each week we will have a mini times table test, where children can work their way through the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels!
Miss Bourlet has also had to make an Emerald level!!
Our English is broken down into three different areas; SPaG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar), Vocabulary and then one of our main topic areas.
In vocabulary, we will learn a range of new words from the Mrs Wordsmith scheme. Children will then be encouraged to use these in their writing. We will also look at the structure of words, including prefixes and suffixes.
In SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) we will focus on word class, different punctuation, conjunctions, contractions, paragraphs and other writing techniques. We will then encourage the children to apply these to their writing!
Finally, we will look in depth at a topic of writing.
In RE we will be focusing more deeply on Being a Christian.
We will visit the chapel every week to share our thoughts, reflections and prayers. Children will be given the opportunities to read prayers during our collective worship if they wish too.
If you have any questions or worries regarding your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to catch me at the end of the day. Thank you for your continued support.