Class teacher: Miss Slodzik
LSA: Mrs Murphy
PE is on Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure your PE kit comes in to school on a Monday and goes home Friday to be washed.
You must bring in your reading record and water bottle every day as this is part of your school equpiment.
In English, we will be focusing on the truly engaging 'The Thieves of Ostia’. Using this book as a hook, we will write some diary entries and informal letters. Throughout lessons, we will be learning a range of new skills to improve our writing, such as: punctuating speech, expanded noun phrases, planning writing and using a range subordinate conjunction.
Below are spellings that children should be practising and are expected to know by the end of Key Stage 2.
In Maths, we are starting to use Power Maths. Power Maths is a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths, well linked to the developing of a positive growth mindset using fun characters.
We will be learning to recognise the place value of digit in numbers up to 1 million. Using this knowledge, we will also be learning to read, write, compare and order numbers using different representations. We will also be using these skills to round any given number to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000. Additionally, we will also be applying our knowledge of place value use negative numbers in a variety of different context. Throughout the term, we will also deepen our understanding of place value through learning to solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.
This half term our topic in Science is Forces. We have started to explore gravity and air resistance by designing our own experiments. We are learning to take careful measurements and record our results accurately to be able to draw conclusions from our results.
For the rest of the year we will be looking at:
Autumn 2 - Properties and changes of materials
Spring 1 - Earth and Space
Spring 2 - Earth and Space
Summer 1 - Living things and their habitats
Summer 2 - Animals including humans
This term we will be looking at the Roman Empire and how its influences can still be felt in this country today – specifically in our local area. We will be covering key skills used by historians to uncover and understand the past. We will look at areas of Roman art and architecture and how we can still see influences of these in society today. Later in the term we will be applying the skills we have learnt to the British Empire and continuing to explore the Roman’s in independent stage 3 projects.
Here is the link to quiz your books at home. Remember, you can quiz your own books too, not just school ones.
Children need to be continually practising their times tables as this is one of the key fundamentals of maths.
Purple Mash is a valuable learning tool, with lots of fun and educational activities to support children's learning.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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