Autumn Term 1
Teaching in the Ash class this year is Miss Higgins.
If you need to speak to Miss Higgins please feel free to use the email function on the class page, or arrange to meet before or after school at a mutually convenient time.
Homework is sent home every Wednesday and is due on Monday of each week.
This term our value is Unity
Our class reading book this term is The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo, which will help us to explore our value of ‘Unity’. Throughout the term, we will continue to develop our comprehension skills and to learn and apply spelling rules.For our writing, we will look at a range of genres including instructions, letters, poetry and stories focusing on different characters and friendship.
Our topics this term includes place value and counting, fractions and decimals, addition and subtraction and money. We will apply the concepts and skills of the four operations to solve word problems.Throughout the term, we will continue to practice arithmetic and problem solving skills and to improve our recall of our multiplication tables.
In Science, we will learning about rocks and soils. We will be developing our scientific enquiry skills and asking relevant questions. We will be comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties. We will describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock. We will be able to recognise that soils are made from rocks and other organic matter. After half term we will be focussing on forces and magnets and will compare and investigate how things move on different surfaces
In P.E. this term we will be commencing the ‘Real PE’ programme of study. This will be taught weekly and will focus on agility, balance and coordination.We will also be learning Tag Rugby and Dodge Ball as well as honing our Athletics skills. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every day and it is clearly labelled.
Philosophy For Children
Our values this term are: Unity and Appreciation. We will be exploring these through our weekly P4C sessions as well as in whole school assembly time.
As Historians, we will be learning about Anglo Saxons. We will explore the treasures of Anglo Saxon England and start to learn how our knowledge of the past comes from a variety of sources. We will be researching and answering our own questions about the Anglo Saxons in Britain.
As Geographers, we will be looking closely at the United Kingdom. We will find out about the physical and human make up of Britain. We will look at different place names and research their origins.
This term in R.E., we will be learning about Hindu religion and festivals, especially Diwali. We will also learn about Harvest Festival and the significance of of Christmas.
As Artists and Designers, we will be designing and making shields & masks. We will be experimenting with different types of pencils and other implements to draw different forms and shapes. We will be experimenting with collage techniques to design and produce a full sized Anglo Saxon figure.
Homework will be set once a week on Wednesday. Weekly spelling lists will be sent home on a Monday for a test on Friday. Parents are encouraged to hear there children read. In addition, as a part of their homework, your child will bring home a Big Talk topic on Tuesday. Please help your children with this by enjoying discussion time with them so they have lots of ideas for Big Write on Friday.
May we remind you that the children need a change of shoes and spare trousers for break time. Outdoor trousers should be kept in a plastic bag on their peg.
Please come and speak to me if you have any questions.
Miss Lily Higgins