Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Easter break. Let's hope that this term is much warmer and sunnier so that we can make the most of our outdoor space to improve our physical and mental well-being.
We will go outside as often as possible so please ensure your child has their wellington boots or old trainers at school all of the time, as we will use the school field even if it has rained overnight.
Children will need to wear PE kit on Mondays and Thursdays each week.
Your child will continue to bring home their reading book and a weekly spelling sheet (which should be kept at home for practise). Please try to listen to your child read at least twice a week as this will improve their reading stamina and enjoyment of reading.
We continue to follow Government Covid-safe guidance and each class will remain in a 'bubble'. We appreciate your support with hand hygiene and other guidance which is changing rapidly at the moment, in order to keep everyone in our community safe.
We set out below the curriculum coverage for this term:
ENGLISH: our text this term is 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Murpurgo. We will be using this story to explore relationships between characters; the wildlife that inhabits the African savannah and the life of Michael Murpurgo. Weekly spellings can be found in the Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation folder. This term we will be focusing on reading comprehension skills and 'tricky' vocabulary within a text. At home you could explore different vocabulary with your child when you read with them - you could use an online dictionary to support this.
MATHS: our focus will be on fractions and their equivalent decimal fractions; capacity and converting measures of capacity (eg 1 litre = 1000 ml) and revising time (12 hour and 24 hour clocks). At home your child could focus on telling the time accurately using an analogue clock (with hands) and thinking about what time it will be in 15 minutes, 25 minutes, 45 minutes etc.
SCIENCE: we will continue to find out about how materials change when they are heated or cooled.
HISTORY: our focus is the Anglo Saxons including the life of a child, the treasure found at Sutton Hoo and Anglo Saxon Runes.
ART: we will be studying the work of David Hockney.
RE: we will continue to study Christianity: the life of Jesus and his teachings.
MUSIC: children will participate in a weekly ukulele lesson delivered by an experienced music teacher.
PSHE: our focus this term is emotions and mental well-being.
PE: we will continue to develop tag rugby skills and dance/drama techniques.
COMPUTING: children will create stop motion animation using iPads.
FRENCH: we will continue to practise the vocabulary and phrases linked to the La Famille (the family)
Keeping Your Child Safe Online
Your child may well be using the internet more than normal during this time so it is important that they remain safe. Please take the time to follow the link below to complete the activities from 'thinkuknow' in order to reinforce online safety.
We have discovered this excellent website which supports children recall of times tables facts. The website has a range of games, activities and a mock test for the children to engage with. Thank you for your support.