HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Important Dates: Tuesday 21st January -Young Voices Concert at Birmingham GD
14th February -Class 3 Assembly at the Village Hall
Topic - Mad Science
The children will be doing several Science investigations based around Evolution and Inheritance.
Planning, predicting, variables,fair test and method. The children will record and present their data.
We have daily spelling,punctuation and grammar sessions.
This half term, we will be studying William Shakespeare. This genre lends itself to a lot of extended writing opportunities:
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 inference/deduction as well as 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 will also be covering:
We continue weekly times table challenges and the children regularly log onto 'TT Rock Stars' maths.
We are now starting SAT's Booster sessions on a Tuesday starting 14th January from 3.30-4.00pm initially.Please ensure your child has their booster books with them.
The Big Questions.....
'Is it better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?'
We will investigate this question throughout the term.
To understand computer networks including the internet,how they can provide multiple services such as the WWW and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
P.E will be on a Monday (YR5) with support from LCFC Coach, Kieran.
The whole class are having Gymnastics sessions on a Friday afternoon.
Use of different multi media
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!