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In English we are learning:

In English this half term our class book is 100 Best Poems for children.  The children will be creating their own poems as well as learning narrative poetry by heart.

Additionally, the children will be learning how to improve their work with beautiful, cursive writing, super spellings, perfect punctuation and using expanded noun phrases.

Also this half term the children will be writing instructions using the book ‘Cloud Tea Monkeys’ by Mal Peet as their inspiration.

In Maths we are learning:

In Maths this half term we will be covering the areas:  multiplication, division and measurement.

The children will be learning how to use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.

They will also be learning how to solve problems involving time, length and money.

Science:

This half term the children will be learning about the topic;  Animals including humans.  They will be finding out about the digestive system, tooth decay and food chains.

Geography:

This half term our Geography topic is Rivers.  We will be learning all about the journey of a river and how rivers affect people’s lives.

PE:

This half term the children will be continuing with their weekly swimming lessons and working on team ball games, particularly Netball/High 5.

Music:

This half term the children will be listening to and learning songs linked to the song ‘Lean on me’.

Art:

This half term the children will be focussing on printing skills.  Using items such as foam, vegetables and textiles to make wonderful creations.

R.E/PATHS/Jigsaw:

This half term the children will be looking at the importance of Easter for Christians.

The children will be focussing on Dreams and Gods.

Computing:

The children will be looking at algorithms in computing this half term.

Any specific learning:

Monday is Swimming day for our class. Please remember to send your child with a swimming kit every Monday. Remember, Girls must wear a full bodied swimsuit and Boys must wear a pair of fitted swimming trunks. Bikinis and boardshort type swim wear is not appropriate.

 

PE: Each child is required to have a change of clothing which consists of a white Tshirt and navy blue shorts or navy blue tracksuit bottoms. Also, it is important that each child has a pair of trainers or pumps to wear during PE, as soon our PE sessions will be taking place outdoors and children who do not have suitable footwear may not be able to take part in some games due to health and safety.

 

 

Ways you can help your child:

Things to do at home!

Homework is given out weekly.  Spellings and times tables sheets can be kept at home to practice throughout the week, and the children will be tested every Friday.

Please read as much as you can with your child and sign their Yellow reading record.

Encourage your child to write as neatly as possible, as this half term we are looking for children who deserve pen licenses.

Practice spellings as much as possible to improve your child’s writing, reading and English work. You could also help them to learn their times tables but not in order. This can take place at any time during the day. Maybe over breakfast, on an evening, or whilst travelling to school!

Finally you could ask them questions about money and change when you go shopping or encourage problem solving in everyday life.

Upcoming events:

 

Useful websites:

English:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/, http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Maths:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/, http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

Topic:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

Spanish:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryspanish/, http://primarygamesarena.com/Spanish

Any other useful information:

Every Friday celebration assembly at 9.00am – all welcome.

More information about our Curriculum can be found in the documents tab of our website.