Spring Term -1st half 2018-Adventurers and Explorers
Our theme for this first half term is ‘Adventurers and Explorers’. This is a Geography and History based topic and we will be learning lots about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.
During the second half term the theme will turn to ‘All creatures great and small’. This will be a science based topic on humans and animals.
Your child will be bringing home a school reading book and can be changed whenever they have finished it. Your child needs to be responsible in ensuring that they take their reading book home with them every day and changing it when they are ready to do so. Children should be reading at least 4/5 times a week and then record this in their reading record. It would be very beneficial if you could discuss the text with your child and ask them questions about what they have read: plot, character, the beginning, ending, the meaning of words in context etc.
Each Tuesday your child will be set new spellings to learn and these will be sent home. They will then be tested on these spellings the following Monday.
It is important that the children practise their times tables daily. They will then have a weekly times table test every Thursday. Sometimes your child will be given maths home learning, this will always be revisiting what the children have been learning that week.
P.E. lessons will be on a Monday and Friday. Please could P.E. kits be in school all week, from Monday morning and go home Friday afternoon.
Each week your child should complete:
Reading – read aloud to an adult for 10/15 minutes at least 4-5 times each week.
Spellings – practise your spellings each week. Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested the following Monday.
Times Tables – Practise your times tables each week. Times table tests are on a Thursday.
Maths Home Learning – each Tuesday children will be sent home with maths home learning. This needs to be completed by the Friday and brought back into school; however, it can be brought back in before then if completed. This home learning will then be discussed as a class and on a 1 to 1 basis on a Friday morning.
If you have any questions, concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to come and talk with us.
Miss Smith and Sarah