Teacher: Mrs Bryant
We will start the term by exploring Jack and the Beanstalk. We will retell the story, compare the characters and explore the setting. We will think carefully about the structure of the story, checking for sense and making our writing interesting and exciting for the reader. We will also be exploring a non-fiction text based on Penguins as a link into our topic.
We will continue to build upon our number skills this term, looking at the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.
Your child could explore some of the Maths games on this website to consolidate their learning at home: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction
The children will continue their mental maths skills such as number bonds to 20, doubles and times tables. Hit the button is a great game that the children are familiar with and can play at home -https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
The children will also be exploring fractions, place value and counting. The children will continue to build upon their problem solving skills.
Learning Journey (cross curricular subjects)
Our Learning Journey this term is ‘Why do penguins not need to fly?’ The children will be learning about the different continents and oceans of the world and we will explore how animals adapt to their environment and habitat. Through science we will be looking closely at living things and their habitats and in computing we will be plotting the different habitats on a map.
Within DT we will be creating our own felt animal puppet. The children will design their puppet based on those we have explored through the habitats.
Please remember to hear your child read daily – 5 minutes can make such a difference! We have a reading passport display in the hall, please help your child's name move around the different Countries! Some children have completed their first journey...can your child catch up with them?!
Please find above some websites for your child to explore their maths skills further.
There are also many SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) games to explore online, some can be found here - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
I will also be sending some homework sheets home that will consolidate your child's learning. This will include Maths and English. Please try to encourage your children to have a go at these.
Class targets for this term
- To proof read through our own writing checking for sense, spelling and punctuation.
- To continue to develop our joined up handwriting.
- To solve a range of problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
- To continue to recall number facts. (Doubles, Halves, Number bonds)
Personal and Social
- Think about the relationships and people that are important to them
- Identify good things about others.
- Things to remember!
Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school. We are very lucky to have a cricket coach with us this term and will be changing our PE day to a Tuesday.
Please can your child bring their reading book in daily, we love to hear them read too!
Our trip has been booked and a letter will be sent out during the first week back.