Spring Term January 2018
Happy New Year everybody!
We will regularly update our web pages to keep you up to date with what we are doing throughout this year.
This term our topic is WW2. We will be studying this topic in detail throughout the term, culminating in our visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelter on 27th April. We will be studying Goodnight Mr Tom in English lessons and using this as a stimulus for lots of different writing opportunities. We will incorporate art projects also. The children will also be able to complete projects at home, as part of their weekly homework tasks. We will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work, concentrating on different aspects within our writing tasks. At this stage we will be revising many of the areas that children should be able to do.
In maths, we will continue to work in streamed groups, to address any areas where support may be needed. We will continue to develop and extend our skills in the 4 rules of number, our understanding of place value, decimals, percentages, and fractions and measurement. We will be focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving, reasoning and investigation.
Please remember to encourage your child to carry on practising their times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that they have rapid recall of all tables facts, including the inverse. Encourage them to go on TTRockstars every week to have fun and practise at the same time.
In science, we will be working on a unit called- Light and Sight.
In this unit children will learn about how light travels and that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes, or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. They will learn that shiny or reflective surfaces alter the direction in which light travels. Children will have the opportunity to solve problems related to everyday life about how light travels and how we see. Children will also investigate and explain the shapes of shadows, and relate this to light travelling in straight lines.
Homework- The children will continue to receive English and maths homework every week. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read regularly. We are really working on the children’s comprehension skills so it would be great if you could ask them questions about their books every time you read with them. We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school. In order to achieve a green mark their homework MUST be completed and handed in on WEDNESDAY.
We will be doing P.E. every Wednesday and Friday, so the children need their kits in school on these days. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E.
We are always available if there is anything that you would like any advice or help with and are happy to address any concerns you might have in what is an exciting, but occasionally daunting year for the children and yourselves.
Final Note—Excellent attendance is vitally important for your child to succeed.
Mrs. Lynch, Mr. Griffin and Miss Richards