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St. Patrick

SUMMER TERM 2022

Miss Bickerton 

Welcome back to school! It is lovely to have you all back and I hope you are excited and ready for the rest of the year ahead! On this page, you will find all the necessary information you will need for the summer term which will finish in July.

 

FOREST SCHOOL

Forest school sessions for 4B will from Tuesday 14th June 2022 until Tuesday 12th July 2022. Your child will either attend the morning or the afternoon session, this does not affect school pick up time and they will be dismissed at the usual time as normal. Children will need to come suitably dressed for outdoor sessions. .Waterproof shoes or warm wellies in winter months, coats my get dirty, children will need hats, gloves and scarves when it gets cold and they will need long sleeves and covered legs in all weathers. The morning group should come to school in their outdoor clothes and bring their uniform in a bag (including school shoes) to change into once their session has finished. The afternoon group should come to school dressed in their uniform with their outdoor clothes (including suitable footwear) in a bag to change into before their session starts. Please ensure your child has a clean pair of shoes to change into so that they do not walk mud through the school.

 

PE

PE days will be on a Monday and a Wednesday. Please note, both sessions will now be outdoors and children must wear trainers for these sessions.  Children should come to school dressed in their full PE Kit (white t-shirt & blue shorts, trainers, jumper & tracksuit bottoms).    

 

SWIMMING

Swimming - Any child who has not yet achieved their 25m at swimming, will continue swimming on a Thursday.  They will join the Year 3 children in the 9.20am swimming lesson.  Children should come to school dressed in their school uniform on this day.  Please note, the children will finish school at the normal time for their year group and should be picked up as usual from the school playground.

 

Clothing requirements for School Swimming are as follows:-

 

Girls:-

  • One-piece swimming costume – no bikinis*
  • A swimming hat is required to be worn if the hair covers the eyes or airways
  • A towel

* Please note that in order for your child to benefit from the swimming lessons appropriate aquatic clothing must be worn. Should your children wish to wear items of clothing that cover up parts of the body, there are specific aquatic clothing designed for this purpose. Cotton leggings are detrimental to teaching and are a risk to health and safety.

 

Boys:-

  • A pair of traditional swimming trunks
  • A swimming hat is required to be worn if the hair covers the eyes or airways
  • A towel 

 

No Bermuda or long shorts are allowed, as these can be dangerous - for reasons of safety the swimwear should be sufficiently tight fitting to allow the freedom of body and limb movement without causing unsafe water resistance.  

 

Jewellery of any description should not be worn in the School Swimming lesson.  It is important that earrings in particular are removed.

 

Goggles are only permitted for medical reasons.  Parents must produce a letter from either a Doctor or Optician to state that your child has a medical condition and is required to wear goggles in the school swimming lesson. 

 

Curriculum:

 

Religion:

This half term we will be looking at Pentecost and Reconciliation.

                 

 

English:

In English we will be developing our reading, writing, spellings and grammar skills through a range of fiction writing and non-fiction opportunities - The focus this half term will be on non-chronological reports based on endangered species, persuasive letter writing and instructions. Key speaking and listening skills will be extended through role plays and drama. 

 

Maths:

We will begin the summer term with our second unit on decimals before moving onto time and money. After this, we will be working on statistics, properties of shape and finish the year looking at position and direction with coordinates.

 

Keep learning your times tables - You should know your 2s, 5s and 10s from Year 2,  3s, 4s and 8s from Year 3 and Year 4 will focus on the rest of the tables, up to the 12 Times Table.  Year 4 will be completing a Times Tables Check at the end of Year 4.

 

Practise your times tables everyday by logging onto Times Tables Rockstars and working on the battles and completing soundchecks regularly!

 

Science:

In Science we will be learning about animals including humans.  We will be looking at the simple function of the digestive system in humans; identifying the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions and constructing and interpreting a variety of food chains and identifying producers, predators and prey. 

       

 

Topic:

In Topic we will be focusing on The Anglo-Saxons.  In ICT we will be looking at creating a quiz on Scratch and in Art we will be looking at our drawing and painting skills.  In DT we will be sewing bunting for the Queen's Jubilee.

         

 

PSHE:

Throughout the autumn term we will be finishing our module 'Created and loved by God'. We will complete the last two units, 'Emotional Wellbeing' and 'Life Cycles'. After this, we will begin our learning on our next Module 'Created to love others' where will explore, the units 'Personal Relationships' and 'Keeping Safe'. For any further information please see the TenTen parent portal. 

 

 

Home learning:

Home learning is essential if your child is to achieve all that they are capable of. Each week, there will be activities set for your child to complete using different online platforms. If, for any reason, your child is unable to complete their home learning at home that week, please let me know before the end of the week and arrangements can be made to support your child to complete it.

 

SPELLINGS - Weekly spellings are set on Spelling Shed. Children should learn these and understand the spelling rule and they will be tested on them on a Friday.

 

READING EGGS - It is vital that your child reads regularly each night and has an opportunity to practice their comprehension skills in order to support their progress in reading. Children should be aiming to complete a step on their own reading map each week, this is identified by the lesson quiz and the end. Children may also use this platform to access an electronic library of books. There is a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction material for them to read for pleasure.

 

MY MATHS - Where suitable, activities will be set for children to support them with their maths learning taking place in the classroom that week. Children will be notified when these have been uploaded to be completed.

 

TIMESTABLES ROCKSTARS - Children should be aiming to practice their multiplication and division fact recall as often as possible. 5-10 minutes each day is ideal. Knowledge of these facts feeds into almost all other mathematical units we cover throughout the year. Short, frequent practice can be the most useful to support your child with progress in maths. 

 

LEARNING LOGS - An ideas sheet will be handed out at the beginning of each half term which will link to the learning going on in the classroom for that half term. Learning Log activities should be completed and a picture uploaded on Seesaw before Friday, when the children will share their work with the class. This will all be electronic, so Learning Logs do not need to come into school and should remain at home. Children are expected to complete weekly Learning Log activities and upload them onto Seesaw every week.

 

Should there be anything that you need to discuss with me, please speak with the office and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

 

Thank you for your continued support, 

Miss Bickerton

 

Swimming letter and example costumes

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