Happy New Year! Welcome back, Giraffes!
We hope you had a lovely Christmas break and are ready for all of the exciting learning that is planned for 2022.
In English, we will begin the term by writing list poems. We will focus on a poem called 'Ten Things found in a Wizard's Pocket' which we will use to write our own poem 'Ten Things Found in a Spaceman's pocket,' to link with our Science topic. After this, we will be writing our own Fear stories which we cannot wait to read!
In Maths, we will be working on fractions. We will learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and find fractions of amounts. As well as this new learning during Maths lessons, the children will practise applying previous learning of place value and four operations in our Daily Dashboard lessons.
In History, we will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons. We will learn about who the Anglo-Saxons were and what life was like during this time.
In RE, we will be learning about important events in a Christian's life and comparing these to Muslims and Hindus.
In Science we will be learning all about Earth and Space. We will describe the movement of the Earth and other planets, look at the Earth's rotation to describe day and night and describe the Sun, Moon and Earth as approximately spherical bodies.
In PSHE and RHE, we will be thinking about our mental health, we will gain an understanding of the importance of self-respect and consider how our words and actions can affect those around us.
Our topic in Art is called 3D Sculpture. At the start of the term, we will be learning about Henry Moore's life and work. Following this, we will be using clay to make our own coil pot. We will also design and make a sculpture from recycled materials.
In PE, we will take part in a series of dance lessons, led by Coach Ashley. As well as keeping active in PE lessons, we will also have many opportunities to use our Base Camp facilities at break time and lunch time. Remember that our school uniform is still joggers, leggings or shorts and black trainers, so you will always be ready to be active during the day.
Please support your child to read regularly at home and to complete their homework. Homework will be sent home each Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. As well as the homework books that will be sent home, we would love for all of the children to be logging in to their accounts on Times Table Rockstars, Spelling Shed and My Rising Stars throughout the week.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We will be available at the gate at home time or you can ring the office to make an appointment to speak to one of us.
Mrs Burrows, Mrs Anderson and Mrs Lovely :)
Welcome back to Giraffe class after the Summer! We hope that you have had a lovely break and are ready for all of the exciting learning that we have planned for you, we can't wait to get started!
We will be reading Wonder as our class novel, it is one of our favourites and cannot wait to share it with you all. In English this half term, we will begin with looking at character descriptions, using a short film called 'Little Freak,' alongside our class novel 'Wonder' and another amazing book: 'Wild Boy.' We are hoping to develop our language and vocabulary using these texts and film and work on 'show don't tell' to get some incredible descriptive writing. We will also be writing a discussion text based on Wonder, later on in the term, when we have learned a little bit more about the characters within the story.
In Maths this term we will begin with place value, to see if we can recognise number up to and beyond 1,000,000. We will then move on to the four operations and develop our understanding of written methods to help us to reason and to solve real life problems.
In Geography we will be learning about coastlines, which will tie in really nicely with our exciting residential to Butlins, Skegness! Our trip is 6th-8th October, please ensure that any money that is due in is as soon as possible to secure your child's place, information on the parents meeting and what children need to take on the trip will be handed out in the next couple weeks.
We will be learning and understanding the Hindu and Muslim culture and comparing their lives to our own. We will also see how different cultures celebrate key events within their lives from birth to death.
During our PSHE topics this term we will be focusing on similarities and differences between people, which will link nicely to our RE lessons, and we will also be learning about healthy and happy relationships to ensure that children know how to keep themselves safe outside of school, how to form positive friendships and relationships with different people and to support children understand different emotions.
In PE this half term we are very lucky to have Coach Ollie, he will be with us every Monday morning. We will also be doing netball this term. PE will be outdoors as much as possible so please ensure that children have appropriate footwear.
Please support your children with reading regularly at home and encourage them to do their homework. Homework will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be back in school by the following Wednesday. We are also using Times Tables Rockstars, Spelling Shed and Read Theory that children need to continue to use at home as well as in school.
Please do come and see us if you have any question,
Mrs Burrows, Mrs Anderson and Mrs Lovely :)