Welcome back after a well earned Summer break. We have a busy term of learning prepared for you.
English we will be studying a variety of books. The first is about looking after our environment and is called 'The Promise', followed by some fables and then a close look at the descriptions used by Lewis Carroll in 'Alice in Wonderland'.
In Maths we are focusing on number - adding and subtracting mentally and place value of numbers up to 4-digits.
In other areas of the curriculum we have planned many knowledge rich lessons:
Science -we are looking at the human's skeletal, muscular and digestive systems.
Geography -Weare improving your child's spatial sense making and reading maps.
History - we are starting about 12000 years BC with first managed the stoneage and finishing with the Iron age.
Art - we are looking at improving use of line when sketching and creating a print with a printable ting block.
D.T - we are preparing and cooking a variety of fruits and vegetables less which they will taste and evaluate.
Music - we are listening and appraising music which will include 'Carnival of the animals' by Sans Saens.
Computing - we are still using Purple Mash to teach this subject and are starting with coding.
Religious education - we are looking at creation in the bible.
French - we are starting this new language beginning with how to greet each other, numbers and the French alphabet.
On Tuesdays we have P.E and are improving ball skills. This means your children will be outside, even if the weather is a little cold. Please include jogging bottoms/leggings and trainers/plimsols in their kits so they can gain the most from these sessions. If your child has pierced ears and cannot remove their own ear rings please leave them out on Tuesdays.
Homework - We are now able to send books home so are busy setting up reading records for your children to bring home with books being changed regularly. Spellings will be sent home weekly and these will be tested every Friday. We are also going to use Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stjohns-PE29 for other curriculum areas to be explored with you at home.
If you have any queries please speak to myself in the first instance or contact the office staff.
I am very much looking forward to meeting you all and continuing our learning journey!
Puffin Class Teacher
Other adults who will be in classroom include Miss Lawson (PPA teacher on Thursday morning or afternoon), Mrs Rodda, Mrs Dear and Mrs Foreman.
The BBC has a specific learning platform full of interactive games and videos for you to have a look at, which cover the whole curriculum. Make sure adults check any videos and games before you watch or play them. Remember you must always ask an adult before you go online. You will need to click on the link and then click on the resources for primary school aged children https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize.
https://www.thenational.academy/ which can be accessed by parents and teachers and includes online lessons which can be filtered by age or curriculum subject. Feel free to have a look and take advantage of their resources.