Welcome Back! I hope you have all had a restful holiday.
This term we will be using our historical theme of 'People of Yesterday' to learn about significant figures from the past. These will include Samuel Pepys and Florence Nightingale. We will create factual reports about these figures using research from different historical sources. We will also begin to look at repetitive poetry and to write letters basing the content on a book character. In maths we will be working really hard on understanding the number system through counting in different groups, ordering, estimating as well as addition and subtraction and getting to grips with the value of digits within numbers (place value). In Science we will be studying habitats and the plants and animals that live within them. We will also concentrate on understanding living things and the life processes that helps us recognise them.
Please continue the good habit of regular reading with your child as this will support them in class as well. We will have spelling and maths tests each week, which will come from the weekly homework sheets. Please have a look, and take some time to help your child learn the words and practise the maths to support their academic progress. Spellings and maths homework will be sent home on Mondays so that they can be learnt for a test the following Monday. We are also asking the children to use each of the spellings in a sentence. While reading with your child please support them by not only helping them understand and sound out the words but also asking them questions about the text, as this skill of comprehension is a very important one.
Handwriting - It is now very important for children to be able to join their handwriting and so we have adopted a new handwriting scheme to help support the children. We will of course use this in school, but please support your child to begin forming their letters in a joined up style.
Our PE days are Tuesdays, and Thursdays so please ensure your child has a PE kit including trainers in school every day. Please remember to tie up long hair and remove earrings.
Please note- children should not be wearing any jewellery other than a watch and/or stud earrings, both of which will need to be removed for P.E. lessons.
We are very much looking forward to beginning our learning journey with your children. If you have any worries or questions, please speak to me at the end of the school day in person or by telephone. My Teaching Assistant can also help: Mrs Karen McDuffus.
Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning.
Kingfishers Class Team are:
Teacher- Mrs Morrish
PPA Teacher - Miss Lawson
Teaching Assistant- Mrs McDuffus
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