Class Holly

Spring Term 2020

I hope you and the children have had a lovely Christmas break and are ready for another busy half term. Our topic for the whole of the Spring Term is going to be ‘Antarctica’. We will still be focusing on Science, Geography and Art in our topic work and covering the key learning outlined below:

‘Antarctica’

English Information texts- based on Animals from Antarctica Poems based on a theme- animals (link to Science) Stories by the same author- Oliver Jeffers Spellings- Common exception words/ spelling words with suffixes: -s/ -es/ -ing/ -ed.

Maths Addition and Subtraction Length and Height Fractions Number and place value (tens and units, counting in 2’s, 5’s) Money Weight and Volume

Science: Animals

RE: Joseph Easter

Geography: Hot and Cold Areas of the World Continents and Oceans

DT: Mechanisms- Sliders

PE:Gymnastics- apparatus Kicking ‘skills’ unit

Art: Textiles- Puppet making

Computing IT:- Text and Graphics

Music: Rhythm in the way you walk / Banana Rap (Charanga)

PHSE: Developing me- Resilience Managing relationships- Interpersonal effectiveness

Forest School: Change of day!

This term, our day to visit Forest School has changed to Wednesday. Please keep an eye out for the forest school sign in the classroom window and a text from school! We will visit every other week, starting from Wednesday 8th January.

Reading at home

Please read at home as often as you can, it will really support your child’s progress, reading fluency and their confidence. We encourage children to read for 5-10 minutes at home every day. Occasionally, throughout the school year, sets of words may also be sent home with your child to practice at home. These may be high frequency words or phonic words or perhaps words your child may be finding difficult.

Please remember to record in your child’s reading diary to say if they have read at home and where they are up to, we can then make sure your child’s books at changes promptly. Thank you.

NUMBOTS (Online maths game)

As a school we have bought into the ‘NUMBOTS’ online programme which is designed to help children with basic maths skills such as addition and number bonds and recall of facts. You will find NUMBOTs at: https://play.numbots.com

Your child has their own login details on the inside cover of their reading records. When they login for their first time, they will begin by choosing a character. Then the maths questions will start very easy and get progressively harder. Your child can access this at home as often as you like, free of charge, regular use will really help your child to learn and support their maths recall skills.

Volunteers

If there are any parents or grandparents who are able to spend some time listening to children read it would be very beneficial for the children and very much appreciated – please speak to myself, Mrs Blundell or Mrs Barry if you are able to help.

Brief reminders:

· PE lessons will be on Tuesday and Wednesday.

· Any letters or returned forms need to places in reading folders please, not book bags.

· Please complete one homework activity each week from the challenge sheet.

· Homework will be collected in on Wednesday each week and returned on Fridays.

Thank you for your support.

Miss Walsh and Mrs Blundell