This term, we are turning our attention to The Amazon Rainforest. We will learn about life in Brazil and how it compares to the UK as well as explore the interesting plant and wildlife the rainforest has to offer. Also, we will carefully consider some of the major issues the rainforest is currently facing.
In English, we will continue to follow the Big Write approach which will follow a two to three week cycle where the children will build on a range of skills needed for their final piece of writing. We will cover a range of genres over the term, linking to our topic where possible, as well as develop the children’s skill of editing and improving their work.
Reading will take the form of whole-class lessons where we will focus on a different text-type each week and a different reading skill from retrieval to inference and considering author’s choice.
Maths this term will focus on length and perimeter. Children will have the opportunity to become fluent in the skill taught as well as experiment and reason with the concept to deepen their understanding and be able to articulate their thoughts clearly and using the appropriate mathematical language. Children will also complete a short times table quiz every Friday which will focus on the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Supporting your child with times tables at home will be a huge help.
Our science lessons this term will centre around the topic of plants and wildlife. The children will learn about what plants need to grow and conduct an investigation to explore this. They will also look at how water is transported in plants and about their life cycle.
On a Wednesday morning, children will have a French lesson with Mrs Kandes and PE with Miss Kee. Please ensure that children have their that PE kit in school every day and that it is clearly labelled. Mrs Armley-Jones will also teach a PE lesson on a Tuesday afternoon.
We are lucky to be supported in class by Mrs Hill who is now able to be with us at the beginning and end of the school day. Mrs Payne will be available on the playground each morning to pass on any important messages. Mrs Armley-Jones will be available at the end of the school day. Please don’t hesitate to see her with any questions or concerns.