This term our topic is All Things Wild and Wonderful.
For the first half term we will be learning about English Woodlands and thinking about what lives and grows in this habitat. We be looking at artists who have used nature to inspire them and using similar inspiration to create our own artwork.
In the second half of the term we will be using our knowledge of English Woodlands to compare them with a contrasting environment, the Amazon Rainforest! We will be developing our geographical knowledge by using maps, identifying the similarities and differences of a UK woodland and the Amazon Rainforest by studying the human and physical geography of each location and comparing the weather pattern of each place.
In English we will use film, picture books and real life events to inspire writing for different purposes including reports, instructions and stories linking our writing to our topic whenever possible.
In Maths we will continue to learn strategies for the four main operations and use them with increasing confidence and independence.
This term's main homework will be our SRE booklets. These will be be discussed in school and will need to be back in school on a Monday ready for the next block of learning.
Class 1 information
Reading - To promote independence the children are encouraged to change their reading book when they are ready each week. To support your child at home we encourage that they read with you at least 3 times a week. Each week we will look in their home diary and if they have read 3 times at home they will get a remarkable reader sticker on the class chart and in their diaries.
Please sign your name (mum/dad/grandma will do) so it is obvious which are home reads and which are school reads.
PE - Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school all week as the day we do PE may change.
Homework - Each week on a Friday the children will be set a Learning Log Task which needs to be handed in on the following Tuesday for marking. If it is handed in after this date it will not be marked until the following week. The task may be either be a Maths, English or topic based and should be an activity that your child can achieve as we will have discussed it during the week.
Marvellous Me - We hope you all received your letter to access your child’s account for Marvellous Me. If you didn’t, please come and ask us and we can make sure you have all the information you’ll need to receive the positive message sent about your child’s week.