In topic, we will be learning about Rainforests, their location and the main features.This will be a great opportunity to develop geography skills in the context of the current topic as well as broaden the understanding of different aspects of forests during the sessions in the Forest School.
This term, our P.E lessons will take place on Monday (outdoor) and Wednesdays mornings (indoor).
Children will be taught many strategies and techniques through different sports as the year develops. All children should have their P.E kit in at the start of the half term and leave it in their lockers. At the end of the term children can take their kit home with them, wash it and bring it back in at the start of the following half term.
Activities for our learning logs will be set at the start of each term and are due back in every Thursday. This half term, work set will be based around our topic work .
Over the next week, children will be given a book to read that is in line with their ability. It is vital our children are reading at home. This will help develop their vocabulary, descriptive writing and imagination to name just a few. Please sign your child's reading log every week and ensure it is in school along with their reading book every day.
We will complete an arithmetic test every week. These will be marked together and we will go through some of the key errors that children make. Children will then bring their completed test home so that you can see how they are doing and they can practise some of the calculations that they are making mistakes on. We will not yet cover all of the topics that will be on the test, so please don't worry if your child can not do all of the calculations just yet. This half-term, we are going to focus on learning about decimals, further knowledge about squares and rectangles, methods of calculating area and perimeter, symmetry and time.
New spellings will be given out every Friday and tested the following Friday. A copy of these can be found inside your child's reading log. It is extremely important children practice their spellings every night and we welcome your support in helping your child to learn the spelling rules.
In addition to this. children take home reading books and should read these regularly at home. Parents should sign reading records regularly and reading records are collected in and signed every Thursday. Children should change their reading books regularly throughout the week, whenever they need to.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.