This term the children will be exploring descriptive words and writing their own poems about fireworks and Christmas, which they will then perform to each other. We will read the story ‘I will not ever never eat a tomato’, base our writing around this and link it to our DT topic of food. We will also read ‘The Jolly Postman’ and focus on writing letters. At the end of the term the children will write a letter to someone special! We will use the Letters and Sounds programme daily to continue to develop the children phonics skills.
The children will learn to count to twenty, forwards and backwards, read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words and identify one more or one less than a number. They will use the language of equal to, more than, less than, most and least. The children will represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10, they will read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs. We will also spend some time recognising and naming common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including rectangles, squares, circles and triangles, cuboids, cubes, pyramids and spheres.
Learning Journey (cross curricular subjects)
Our Learning Journey theme for the term is ‘How does food bring us together?’. This will include the subjects of English, DT, Science and Art. Through our Learning Journey the children will explore where food comes from, discuss why we need a healthy, balanced diet, sample and prepare food, design menus and invitations and write shopping lists. We will end our Learning Journey by making some healthy dishes to share with a group of Sidley’s senior community and perform some of our Nativity songs to them. In Science we will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. We will identify animals that are herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Our Computing work will include learning about how to make and edit a video linked to our Learning Journey.
Our PSHE topic is ‘Celebrating differences’, and includes identifying similarities and differences between each other as well as discussing what bullying is. PA will concentrate on gymnastics, especially linking short sequences of movements. In RE we will explore festivals and celebrations and in particular, Christmas.
A homework grid will be sent home from 6th November.
Targets this term
- Use finger spaces to make their work clearer to read.
- Develop their use of descriptive words.
- Begin to recall number bonds that make 10
- Count to 20, and from 20 to 0.
Personal and Social
- To be able to say how they are similar and different from their friends.
We will taste a variety of foods this term, if your child has any allergies could you please let us know as soon as possible.
Please continue your valuable support, especially with reading at home. If you have any queries please ask, we will be more than happy to speak to you.
Nursery Rhyme Characters - Can you guess who we are?
It may sound disgusting, but the children recreated 'Poos from the past' specifically including the diet of the Egyptians and Aztecs. We made these poos and later pretended to be archaeologists, taking it carefully apart to identify the diet of this civilization. A truly messy experiment but it lots of fun! We also rolled tins done an alley and bottles to discover which would roll further. Does weight effect gravity? We found the bottle full of cotton wool and the bottle with only half filled with sand didn't roll very far. However the frozen water bottle and original full water bottle rolled the furthest. Year 4 certainly did enjoy SCIENCE WEEK!!!
All the children performed brilliantly in our end of term show. With some wonderful songs, dances, even solo performances and supported with wonderful acting. The children certainly did themselves proud!
Our Magnificent Outfits
A wonderful Harvest festival followed by a visit with Richard who showed us a fantastic experience. Ringing the church bells, playing the organ and names various items within our church.
Described by the staff at Battle Abbey, as the best behaved class and most knowledgeable on the events of 1066. What an outstanding display of behaviour blue class!!! Absolute stars!
A wonderful day had by all!
Our day at Drusillas
We designed, made and used our own instruments to perform a musical story.
A wonderful day out at the Hastings Smugglers Caves, fun play park on East Hill, East Hill lifts, Hastings Old Town, All Saints Church, Fishing Village, Fisherman's museum and finally a winding picnic by the sea. A brilliant fun learning day and thank you to all the staff and parents who made everything so wonderful!!!
A group of Year 6 children were invited to St. Richards for a Science workshop entitled, "The Game Is On..."
We came to school dressed as book characters!
We had a very exciting day dressed as our favorite book character.
We have had a great day! We cooked a 3 course meal, using ingredients from around the world. We also created our Batik bags and explored a range of other interesting activities.
'What you want to be when you grow up' day. We had teachers, scientists, cabin crew, hairdressers, chefs, and many more!
Stained 'glass' windows
Contraction surgery and solar system simulations!
We made christingles in RE to celebrate Christmas
As part of our Battle of Hastings topic, Year 4 went to explore Battle Abbey...
Year 2 had a very exciting visit from the Firemen. We recreated the Great Fire of London on our playground!
Cheetah Class have been scouring the grounds for mini creatures!
Cheetah Class acted out the Battle of Hastings on the playground.
We celebrated our first week in school by using our scissor skills to make fabulous crowns!
We practised number and action songs and performed them to an audience.
Our trip to Drusillas
More photographs from our Drusillas trip
We had a great day in year 2 to finish our topic. We prepared, cooked and ate a 3 course meal, made Batik bags, created flags, explored maps and wrote letters home about our trip. We all enjoyed our food, especially the pudding!
The children were so excited to try out the new playground markings this term. Thank you to the PTFA for their kind donation.
To celebrate the school turning 150, we had a Victorian day. The children came in dressed up, we played lots of Victorian games and had a picnic in the church!
Reception visited the local Greengrocers to find out more about fruit and vegetables
Year 6 PGL Trip 2015