Spring 2, 2019
This term we will be focusing on “Rainforests”. We will be focusing on where the rainforests are in the word, the animals that inhabit them and also the devastating deforestation that is happening across the world.
P.E. kits are needed on Wednesdays 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 Thursday 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 Thursdays. Your child will be tested on a selection of these the following Thursday. 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 use the ‘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. To help with this, we ask for your your help in to enable pupils to learn these as they will be invaluable to the continued success and progress your child will make in maths throughout their time in key stage 2. We ask that you encourage your child to use Reflex Maths to develop their skills.
This term we will be focusing our writing on Rainforests and will be creating genres such as non-chronological reports, instructions and persuasive 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 fractions, decimals and percentages 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. Also, use Reflex Maths.
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 Spring term.
We also have a curriculum page with further information.
Mr Pitchfork and Mrs Holman.