This term, we are delving into the world of the Romans and asking ourselves, ‘What did the Romans ever do for us?’ We will focus on life in Rome, the Roman invasion of Britain and the impact it had on our history. We have already been incredibly lucky to be visited by the storyteller Steve Manning who helped bring the topic to life for us!
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 the skills of multiplication and division with particular emphasis on formal written methods. 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 animals including humans. The children will learn about and investigate nutrition and a healthy diet as well as the importance of our skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
On a Wednesday morning, children will alternate weekly between Wild Tribe with Mrs Kandes and PE with Miss Kee. Please ensure that children have the appropriate clothing to take part in their Wild Tribe lessons and that PE kit is in school every day. Mr Green will also teach a PE lesson on a Tuesday afternoon.
We are lucky to be supported in class by Mrs Payne 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. Mr Green will be available at the end of the school day. Please don’t hesitate to see him with any questions or concerns.