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Stowford School

Stowford School

Puffins

Welcome back Puffins

Well what a year! This year will definitely go down in history. Anyway, were back in the classroom and it was great to see the whole class back together on March 8th. We have settled them in slowly, focussing on regrouping and establishing routines and attitudes towards learning whilst also recognising the need to re-socialise the class.

Topic

We will continue this half term with the topic "How To Train Your Dragon" which looks into the settlement of the Saxons and the invasion of the Vikings. Through this exciting history based topic we will look into how evidence informs our understanding of what has happen in the past. It will also link back to the work that we did last term on 'settlers'.

English and Reading

We will use the book by Cressida Cowell and follow the adventures of Hiccup! This will then become the source of inspiration for writing. Writing will be a real focus this half term as we recognise that many children haven't had the rich experience that they would have in the classroom as many of them worked a lot more on a computer whilst at home. Writing will be in shorter week blocks with a heavy focus on grammar skills, terminology and sentence construction.

Maths

We will continue to use 'White Rose' as our learning scheme and much of the resources for this can be found online if you want to follow what we are doing and support your child at home. Ive added the yearly overview to the bottom of this page. We will start by looking at decimals and making the link from fractions into decimals (tenths and hundredths) We will then look at dividing whole numbers  by 10 and 100 and how that creates decimals.

We will continue to have Miss Kee for one of our PE sessions and Mrs Kandes for our Wild Tribe and MFL lessons. These lesson will happen every other Friday and the children will need to come to school in PE kits with their legs covered and some wellies or outdoor shoes.

We encourage clear and open communication with parents regarding any aspect of the time that your child is with us so if you do have any questions then please feel free to ask however we would prefer it if you spoke to us at the end of the day rather than the beginning and if you need a longer appointment then we will accommodate you when we can.