Teacher: Mrs Bryant
Our power of reading text this term will be ‘Lila and the Secret of the Rain’. This is a short picture book based in Kenya. The children will explore the character in detail, following her journey, events and feelings throughout the text. The story will also be used as a stimulus for some fantastic poetry. Within the term the children will produce a non-chronological report based on the country of Kenya.
We will continue to build upon our number skills this term. We will start the term by ordering and comparing numbers up to 100. The children will then explore addition and subtraction in the context of money. The children will also be using their multiplication and division skills. We will look at fractions in detail, not only of a shape or a quantity but also of a length. We will also continue to develop our recall of number bonds, doubles and halves. Please encourage your child to practice their recall skills at home.
Learning Journey (cross curricular subjects)
Our Learning Journey this term is ‘Kenya!’ We will be finding out all about this exciting place and compare it with the UK. We will also be using the atlases a lot to locate different countries and continents. We will be looking at how diverse the continent of Africa is and looking at some of the wonderful countries and cultures within it.
Within Art the children will look closely at a range of African artists. They will compare their work noticing similarities and differences between the styles. They will then use these examples to produce their own artwork.
Within Science our focus will be on Plants. The children will have the opportunity to observe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will be carrying out an investigation to find out how to keep a plant healthy. The children will also have an opportunity to look at and compare plants from Africa to the plants within the UK.
Please remember to hear your child read daily – 5 minutes can make such a difference! We now have a reading passport display in the hall, please help your child's name move around the different Countries!
I will be sending home a 'help your child at home' sheet. This will include different 'homework' activities you could do with your children to support their learning.
Class targets for this term
- To use a range of words to start our senstences. (Not just ‘I’ or ‘The’)
- To use a range of punctuation. (. , ‘ ? !)
- To recognise a use a range of fractions. (1/2 1/3 1/4 2/4 3/4 )
- To recall and use number facts.
Personal and Social
- To recognise things they are good at.
- Identify good things about others.
Things to remember!
Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school.
Please can your child bring their reading book in daily, we love to hear them read too!
I will be sending home 2 important letters this term - 1 will be to allow your child to explore the different houses in Sidley, I will need a signed reply in order to let your child participate in the activity. I will also send a note home inviting you to our 'African morning', please keep a look out for this! (Date TBC)