Welcome back Penguins!
I hope you all had a good Christmas and are ready to start the new year back at school.
This term we are reading a variety of fiction ‘Change’ stories where a character learns a lesson. We will be reading the story of ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and will also be reading information texts about a Rainbow Dragon! We will be working incredibly hard on our reading and it would be great if you could support your child at home by reading at least three times a week. Everyone will be trying to read as many of the keywords as they can on the special apple tree in class. Reading books will be changed for Friday as usual.
In handwriting the focus is on letter formation, making sure all letters are formed correctly before we move on to beginning to join. We will develop our phonics knowledge to create sentences and focus on the use of correct punctuation whilst writing independently.
In Maths we will be continuing to learn our 2,5- and 10-times tables through fun games and using Times Table Rockstars and will add the 3x table for an extra challenge. We will consolidate our developing knowledge of multiplication and division, sharing items and grouping items to check our mathematical thinking. In statistics Tally charts, Bar charts and Pictograms will be used in maths and other subjects and after half term we will learn about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and fractions.
In science we are investigating and observing animals including humans. We will find out about and describe the basic needs for survival (water, food and air) and predict what may happen if their needs are not met. We will also explain and describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
In PE we are lucky to have Coach Ash once a week in addition to our normal PE lesson so be prepared to work hard!
Homework books should be handed in on Wednesdays as this gives us time to mark it and provide the next homework tasks. Homework books will be handed out on Friday.
It’s lovely to have you all back!
If you have any questions, please ask!
Mrs Turner and Mrs Barlow