Welcome Back! I hope you have all had a restful summer holiday.
This term we will be using our historical theme of 'People of Yesterday' to learn about key historical events and historical figures including Florence Nightingale and Samuel Pepys. We will create factual reports about the events, including using technical vocabulary from across the curriculum. We will also begin to look at poetry using repeated language. In maths we will be working really hard on the four operations and then moving onto fractions, geometry and statistics. Initially we will concentrate on the value of digits within numbers (place value) and then using this to add numbers together. In Science we will be learning about different habitats and the animals that adapt to living within them.
Please continue the good habit of regular reading with your child as this will support them in class as well. Please encourage your child to read books from school and to change them often. Books are always available to them.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. Please could you also comment on your child's reading in their reading record which will be given out at the beginning of term.
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 Fridays 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 continuing 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 Assistants can also help: Mrs Hilary McGuigan and Miss Lowe.
Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning.
Woodpecker's Class Team are:
Teacher- Mrs Hardy (Mon-Fri), Mrs Lawson (Wednesday am or pm)
Teaching Assistants- Mrs McGuigan, Miss Lowe, Mrs McDuffus, Miss Khanom & Mrs Bennett
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