Teachers: Miss Kinch and Miss Copping
LSAs: Mrs Coleman and Mr Lane
See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer's aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower...
Next half term we are continuing with our topic of Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. We will be reading lots of non-fiction texts about castles and writing non-chronological reports about their structure and use. We will also be reading a selection of stories about castles and retelling them in our own words, in addition to learning about historical figures who built and lived in castles around the world. We will be building our own structures, like bridges and tunnels, thinking about who might be hiding under them and in them...
In Maths we will continue to revisit our different methods to solve equations and word problems, thinking about how we can use these skills to work out measurements for mass and capacity. We will be reading scales which count in different steps and will continue to compare and describe 2D and 3D shapes. Please practise the names of the 3D shapes - sphere, cylinder, cone, square based pyramid, cube, cuboid, triangular prism.
Please help your child by practising counting in forwards and backwards in steps of 1, 2, 5, and 10, addition doubles and number bonds for numbers up to 20.
8 + 0 = 8, 7 + 1 = 8, 6 + 2 = 8, 5 + 3 = 8, 4 + 4 = 8
11 + 0 = 11, 10 + 1 = 11, 9 + 2 = 11, 8 + 3 = 11, 7 + 4 = 11, 6 + 5 = 11
We have been learning the 2x, 5x and 10x tables and using them to help us with division, so please help your child to practice these facts. There are some useful games in the Homework and Learning games section below.
Hit the Button is a great online game to help your child with these skills!
P.E. is a compulsory part of the curriculm. It helps children to develop their physical skills as well as their listening skills and ability to work in a team. Please ensure your child has the correct kit that is clearly labelled with their name and class. This includes a whote T-shirt, black/navy shorts and black pumps. Trainers may be worn for outdoor lessons as well as black/navy jogging bottoms. P.E. Days are as follows:
Miss Kinch: Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Miss Copping: Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
Reading at Home
Please help your child become a confident and fluent reader by ensuring they read at home EVERY NIGHT. Don’t forget to sign your child’s reading record to say they have read at home. Our aim is encourage children to develop a love of reading and so please support your child to find a text that they enjoy. This could be a book, a newspaper, a comic, an online article etc.
All children have a reading folder that they should take home with them every night. If your child does not have theirs please remind them to get them from the classroom. In Reading sessions at school, children will be working hard to explore a variety of texts and answer questions about what they have read. You can further help your child at home by asking them questions about the book they are reading. Please do not hesitate to ask a staff member if you require further advice on this.
We will be sending homework out every week, to help the children practise important skills like spelling, grammar and reading. We will be including some maths work to help them practise the calculation skills we will be working on in class.