Welcome to Class One

Teachers: Mrs Morgan & Mrs Fitzgerald

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wilson

 

Class Information

Just like last term, homework will be given on a Friday and returned the following Wednesday. This should be children’s own work and they should spend roughly 30 minutes on each piece. Children should ensure it is completed to the best of their ability.

Daily reading is essential. It is still beneficial to listen to children read at this age, and discussion of texts once children have read really helps their understanding. Reading to your child is also extremely beneficial to their learning even in Years 5 and 6.

Spellings will be sent home each week ready to be learnt for a test the following week.

Mental Arithmetic Maths homework will be sent home weekly. Please complete one page each week.

Times tables – we will play the Golden 100 Times Tables game each week so don’t forget to work on them at home. “Hit the button” is a great web based game that will help you learn them.

PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Fridays. No earrings and suitable footwear please. All PE kit and uniform should be labelled. Please provide your child with a water bottle.

Please ensure your child has an art shirt/apron in their bag.

Your help in ensuring children have the right resources each day is brilliant. However, as children reach the top of the school a sense of responsibility and independence is even better! It will prove invaluable once they reach secondary school.

Useful websites

www.phonicsplay.co.uk
www.ictgames.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools

 

Spring Term

We’ve got a busy term coming up, full of lots of exciting learning which I’m sure the children will love!

Literacy
In literacy we will be learning about:

  • Graphic novels – telling a story through images and writing.
  • Stories with flashbacks – narrative techniques, developing writing styles.
  • Tales from other cultures – linking characters and situations from other cultures with ours, setting descriptions.
  • Non-chronological reports Layout, use of bullet points and headings, use of factual language.

Maths
In Maths we are learning about :

  • Place value, decimals and written addition
  • Fractions, multiplication and division
  • Measurement
  • Written methods of multiplication and division.
  • Arithmetic and reasoning problems.

RE
Our RE lessons will be learning about:

  • Celebrations related to key figures
  • expressing faith
  • Easter
  • Big Questions.

Science
In Science we are going to be learning about:

  • Forces – Air and water resistance; Levers, pulleys and gears.
  • Evolution and inheritance – Adaptations and mutations.
  • Pioneers.
  • Trees and fossils.
  • Survival.

Geography
In Geography we will be learning about:

  • Locational knowledge (involving exploring the UK, counties, rivers, land use and landmarks.

Music

In Music we will be learning about:

  • Creating music – Understanding of rhythm, tone and volume, playing in harmony and understanding of different instruments.

PE

In PE we will be learning about:

  • Swimming – different strokes as suited to the individuals. Building up stamina in the water. Water safety.
  • Hockey – ball skills, different positions, game tactics and sportsmanship.