Hello and welcome back!
I hope you all had a lovely summer break! The start of this school year is exciting for us all, with myself joining All Saints, and the children making the step-up to Key Stage 2.
We have lots of exciting learning taking place over the next year. This Autumn Term our focus is on the following areas:
Over the next term we will be looking at place value, fractions, money, shape and arithmetic.
Our aim this term is to secure the children’s understanding of number, as well as beginning to introduce/ develop written methods the children can use for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These methods we will continue to use during the year to help children become more confident using them. 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 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!
Our English is broken down into three different areas; SPaG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar), Vocabulary and then one of our main topic areas (instructions, limericks, myths and legends or The Minpins).
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. Firstly, we are doing instructions. We will upload some examples of some wonderful instructions shortly!
In RE we are currently focusing on families. We will explore the importance of our family. We will see that every family is different, but each is special. All families go through both joy and sorrow at times but families are there to support each other. We will understand that God is present in every home, and that through prayer we can be reminded of this.
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.