We have had a busy and varied week this week as the children have got back into the swing of school: with new classes, classrooms, teachers and subjects, there’s been a lot to get used to and it’s been wonderful to see everyone settle in.
This week was our “Learning to Learn” week and we have focused on returning to school and routines, getting to know each other and easing back into the academia of school after the 6 week break.
We have spent lots of time as class communities, talking about our expectations of each other and ourselves, as well as working together to create class collages; independent reading rivers (looking at what we read over the summer) and group poems.
In maths, we recapped previous learning on place value – which will be our focus this half term.
Please can you ensure the following:
- All children have PE kits in school.
- All children have water bottles and a healthy snack that contains NO NUTS, e.g. chopped vegetables or fruit.
- All children have their names on their school items, such as jumpers and PE kits.
Phonics/Spelling: Focusing on /i/ < i, u y > e.g. in sounds bicycle, build, busy, business, gym
English: Our text this half term is Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton. This week our grammar focus is powerful vocabulary and compound sentences.
Maths: Place Value is our area of focus for the next few weeks. Next week we’ll be looking at 2 and 3 digit numbers. From next week our maths worksheets will be available on this blog for your use.
Reading: Our text this half term is I Was There Tutankhamun’s Tomb by Sue Reid.
STEM: We will be learning about Rocks & Fossils this half term.
Project: Our project this half term is a history focus: Ancient Egypt. The information on this knowledge map explains what we will be covering during our lessons. To support your children with vocabulary for this project, please find a list of the vocabulary we’ll be using here.
Religious Education: We will be learning about Hinduism this half term.