Our topic this half term is 'Nature and Animals'.
Our plan is to use the outdoors to explore the changing seasons. We will look for signs of Autumn, learn about the months of a year, animals and their habitats and hibernation. We will read lots of Autumn themed books, re-tell stories and practice writing descriptions. In Maths, we will be revising place value, addition and subtraction and start to look at shape. We will learn how to record our work on Seesaw and Google Classroom and use the iPads for research.
Homework is set on Google Classroom every Wednesday, to be returned by the following Monday. Tasks will be set after discussion with the pupils and work should be recorded in the green exercise books provided. Should you experience difficulties with Google Classroom or the homework, please contact the school.
Reading books will be sent home weekly. Please encourage your child to develop good reading habits by reading regularly at home. Whilst reading, ask questions about the story / characters to develop comprehension skills. Pupils should read a variety of texts including fiction and non-fiction, and joining the local library will offer a wider range of books.
We are currently using Oxford Reading Buddy, a digital reading service, to provide a selection of books in order to encourage reading habits. Sign-in cards have been sent home and the site can be accessed on most devices. As well as reading books, the site develops comprehension skills through fun quizzes and offers badges/rewards on completion. Once again, please use this website to promote wider reading at home.
Tuesday - OUTDOORS
Outdoor kit consists of a tracksuit and trainers.
Earrings must be removed by the pupil for PE sessions or before coming to school.
Long hair should be tied back and all hair accessories removed.
As we are learning about Animals and Nature, we would like to be able to get outdoors as often as possible. On Wednesdays, we will be trying to stay outdoors for full lessons. We recommend that pupils bring in Wellies and a waterproof coat please.