Welcome back to another year at St Mary’s! I hope you all had a wonderful Summer and are looking forward to a successful new academic year.
This letter contains some important information about what will be happening this term.
In Topic the theme for our work is Anglo Saxons and Scots, our Science topic will be properties and changes of materials and in RE we will be learning about the domestic church and being peace keepers. Each week we will be having two PE lessons, indoor PE is on Thursdays and outdoor PE is on Wednesday's (full PE kit must be in school on these days).
As St Mary’s is a healthy school we ask the children that they bring water to school in a sealable bottle clearly labelled with their name. If children bring in a different drink they will be asked to put it in their locker to take home. We also encourage children to bring fruit in for their morning snack.
Children will have reading books throughout the year. Although we will read in guided reading lessons in class, children make much better progress when they practice the skills they learn in class at home. All children should read to an adult every night, fill in their reading records and have it signed. In addition to this, the children will be encouraged to complete accelerated reader tests every time they complete a book.
Learning log homework is expected in school every Thursday and we expect at least one high quality piece of work each week (see prompts below).
If you have anything you wish to discuss with me, please do not hesitate in making an appointment to see me at the office.
Thank you for your support,
Learning Log Prompts
Model making (scenes/characters)
Examples of show not tell – within rewrites.
Maths stories with reasoning.
Peace makers Prayers/Scenarios,
Bible story rewrites (from different point of views).
Anglo-Saxon information page/ profiles
Profile the Anglo-Saxon gods/festivals and compare to Christianity.
Making models of Anglo Saxon houses.
Properties of Materials fact files/information pages.
(Remember to present your work creatively and ensure that it is to the standard that would be accepted in class.)
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