Important Dates: Macmillan Coffee Morning - organised by Class 3 - Village Hall, Friday 27th September.
Everybody is welcome
Topic - Monarchs
The children will be learning all about Kings and Queens that ruled the British Empire, starting with Queen Victoria.
We have daily spelling,punctuation and grammar sessions.
This half term, we will be studying classic historical narratives. Street Child is our first text which links to our History topic, looking at the Victorian era. This genre lends itself to a lot of extended writing opportunities including:
We will also be developing our writing through Drama strategies.
The children will have regular guided reading sessions which incorporate our topic work. A large emphasis will be on extending their vocabulary.
The children have daily Arithmetic Starters.
The children have already been working on Place Value and will challenge their understanding through problem solving practical activities.
We continue weekly times table challenges and the children regularly log onto 'TT Rock Stars' maths.
Asking Big Questions - Christianity
P.E will be on a Monday with support from LCFC Coach, Kieran. Starting from the 26th September, on a Thursday morning, the children will be starting swimming lessons at Wreake Valley. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school at all times. Swimming gear may be worn to school to ensure a timely start to the lesson.
How to sketch and techniques to use
Homework will be given out on a Friday to be bought back into school on a Wednesday. These will consist of spellings and Maths activities, that consolidate the weeks work. Please ensure that your child completes the work and gets the homework back on time. This will be marked within school time and any worries or concerns that children may have will be supported within school.
It is an expectation that children read every night and fill in their own diary entries.
A signature is needed from an adult to show this has been done.
Please also use the children's diaries to communicate with me - I will read them daily and I am happy to help in anyway.
I endeavour to encourage the children to be independent learners. This will support them in their next step on to Secondary School. My aim is to enable a smooth transition - giving them responsibility to remember equipment etc will help this.
Thank you for your continued support. I am very excited and look forward to the new term!