Autumn Term 2017
Welcome to the Autumn Term 2017! We hope you have had a wonderful summer break. Your children have settled back into the school routine very well! This will be a term full of interesting and exciting learning. Our class topic this term is ‘Transport’ and we will be looking at many different ways of transportation and we intend to incorporate topic work into many areas of the curriculum, where possible.
In English this term we will be exploring fiction stories, for example traditional tales and stories in familiar settings. We will use drama and role-play in some sessions. The children will be considering thoughts and emotions and discussing comparisons and similarities between books. They will also get the chance to write their own innovated version. The children will also be looking at poetry and will write in this genre also. We will continue to work on phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation, some of which will be covered during our guided reading sessions.
In Maths we will be consolidating our knowledge of number, place value and the four operations. In addition to the main lessons the children will be having a rapid recall of mathematical facts each day for about tem minutes. The aim is to get the children secure and confident in all aspects of number. We will also be looking once again at fractions during the first part of the term.
In Science we will begin to look at the uses of everyday materials which links into our topic work.
On Wednesdays, the class will have ICT with Mr Moore and PE with one of our Premier Sport colleagues. They will have additional PE lessons on the Thursday as well. It is important that your child has his/her P.E in school all week.
Things to note:
Your child needs your encouragement and any help you can give them with reading, the practise of spellings and times tables will prove invaluable.
Ideally earrings should be removed for P.E. Should this not be possible they should be covered with tape or plasters (please provide this as part of the PE kit). Long hair should be tied back for P.E, so again please make sure your child has the necessary hair band(s).
Reading is a very important part of your child’s daily routine; please try to read with your child daily for 10 minutes. This will help greatly in their development of vocabulary and improve their reading and writing skills.
It is also necessary for your child to bring in their reading book and completed reading log daily to be reviewed within school.
Homework will be sent home on a Monday and is due back on the Friday. Children should spend approximately 20 minutes completing it. They will earn a house point as a reward for timely completion of their homework. Please come and talk to Mrs Acton if you have any questions or queries about the homework.
Mrs Acton is normally available at the end of the school day should you wish to raise any minor concerns. If there is a bigger issue please arrange an appointment through the school office.
All clothes, shoes, PE kit and coats must be clearly labelled with your child’s name. As winter approaches please ensure that your child has suitable kit for the weather.
Children are encouraged to bring an extra water bottle each day which can be kept in class this ensures we all drink enough throughout the day.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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