Building bright futures

Autumn Term

The teaching team includes Miss Mears and Mrs Sarmiento. 

We are looking forward to working in partnership with you in order to secure the best outcomes for your child.

Maths

We will be learning to read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit. This will include both positive and negative numbers. We will be problem solving using written calculations, measuring angles, perimeter and area as well as 2D, 3D shapes and position and movement. There will also be a number of maths tests during the half term, the most important of which will be in the final week before the holiday.

English

This half term the children will be looking at play and film scripts and as part of this, studying Romeo and Juliet.

We will be looking at the similarities and differences between various types of script and analysing the language and techniques used by William Shakespeare.

The children will also have the opportunity to create their on and act out the work to the class.

We will then begin work on magazine articles by using 'Tuesday' .... a crime based mystery by David Wiesner.

Science

We will be learning all about Earth and Space for the next 6 weeks.

The children will study the solar system and how all the planets move around space.

We will be looking at why we have night and day and all the seasons and are aiming to create some very interesting displays.

RE

Our theme for this term is 'Justice' and we have already started to create some nice work for the school displays.

We will also be looking at the life of Nicky Cruz who is a Christian evangelist who came from a very difficult background to find peace in religion. 

Humanities

We will be working on Geography this term. The topic is 'Born in the USA' and so we will be studying the similarities and differences of the USA, its population and many of the geographical characteristics of this vast country. We will also be studying all the different plants and animals in this country and how they differ from the UK. 

 

PE

This term we have swimming on Tuesdays and PE on Fridays.

Children must make sure they bring in their swimming kit on a Tuesday. This includes goggle, swimming cap, swimming costume and a towel.

How you can help

Homework will be given out on a Thursday. It will be collected and marked as a class on the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to complete this, to the best of their ability. This is important as it will help to embed the learning and new skills your child is being taught. If your child requires assistance with their homework, Miss Mears is more than happy to assist them during the week.

They also need to be reading each evening and recording thoughts in their reading record book. Remember to read and have the book signed every night as Miss Mears is keeping  a record of the books your child reads.

 

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