Dear Parent/Carer,

Please find below details of the work that your child’s class will be doing during this term. I have also suggested ways in which you can help your child at home.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Ives

Autumn 2016

Theme - The BFG in celebration of Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday

Main Areas of Study

Maths – Numbers to 1,000. Addition and subtraction using partitioning and other methods. Money and use measuring skills. Pupils will also develop problem solving, reasoning skills. Shape and space. Focus on National Numeracy skills. Pupils to take part in Big Maths on a daily basis.

Language – Text level work –recount and instruction. Daily Reading Roundabout (pirates and the sea theme).

Science- Investigation and topic work linked to materials and rocks and soils.

P.E. – Rugby, invasion games (netball), dance and gymnastics.

PSE- Active citizenship- respect and rights of child. Rules and responsibilities. What makes a good friend?

R.E. – Explore religious celebrations such as Diwali and Advent. Pupils to explore ideas associated with religion and ‘light’. Pupils to take part in Bollywood dance as a celebration of Diwali.

Geography – Local area and Welsh Materials.

History Rich Learning through The Stuarts. Learn about The Gunpowder Plot and The Great Fire of London.

Art & DT– Pupils to complete an art project ‘Green in the Park’ with a local artist. Pupils to complete two workshops and a follow-up project in school.

Welsh- develop Welsh speaking skills through daily skill building sessions. Complete a range of reading, writing and oracy tasks linked to class themes. Theme: Fi Fy Hun (this is me). 

Ways Which You Can Help At Home

  • Please send any interesting objects to school (not valuable items), especially any items for a history display.
  • Please listen to your child reading at home every night (a Reading Diary is provided for you to make comments).
  • FRUIT TUCK SHOP money is 20p per item, per day. £1 can be brought on a Monday.
  • PE/Games lessons will usually be TUESDAY, but may vary due to weather. It is easier if kit is left in school for the half term (check trainers still fit). NAME all items of clothing.
  • Visit the local library to choose books relevant to topics being studied at school.
  • Homework will be sent home every Friday, to be in by the following Tuesday.
  • A spelling list will be sent home every Monday, for a test the following Friday.