Autumn 1, 2018
This term we will be focusing on “World War One”. We will focusing on the how the war started, what life was like in the trenches and what effect this had on day-to-day lives today.
P.E. kits are needed on Fridays but I advise children to leave them in school all week so they know they have it. On these days can you please ensure that long hair is tied back and that earrings are not worn. It would also be helpful to label your child’s PE kit with their name.
Reading books need to be handed in on Friday morning and remember to change your book any morning so that you can achieve your goal of 20 times each month.
Weekly spellings will be given out on Mondays. Your child will be tested on a selection of these the following Friday. Also during the week, your child will complete a short dictation exercise containing the weekly spellings. Please support your child at home by helping your child learn their weekly spellings.
We are introducing a new school ‘Times Tables Challenge’ award system to encourage the children to learn their times tables. The children need to learn their tables (multiplication and division facts and missing digit questions) to achieve awards.
This term we will be focusing on diaries, poetry and newspaper report writing.
Oxford Owl Library (The library is a fantastic e-book resource, you just need to register your e-mail on the site to access a range of books for free)
This term we will looking at place value, addition and subtraction and problem solving along with revision of previous topics.
Please remember to visit www.mathsisfun.com as there are many different interactive games and revision tools for your child to help them with their learning. As a school we have signed KS1 and KS2 to a website called Sumdog. Allow your child some time to play this when they are home from school as it is a valuable tool to help them with various maths areas.
Here is a great game for times tables.
We are continuing with our approach to homework this year and in addition to their reading book, spelling and maths homework, children can also choose to complete homework projects based upon our topic. The projects are designed to cover a range of areas to suit every child. Remember that you can work with your child on homework and it’s a fun activity to do with your child. We will be showing off our Topic work at the Pride in Our Learning event towards the end of the Autumn 1 term.
We also have a curriculum page with further information.
Mr Pitchfork and Mrs Holman.