Class teacher: Mr. Sewell
Religious Education is central to all that we do and Collective worship and celebration are an essential part of this. Please pray with your children at home and help them learn the school prayers and the Our Father.
There is a mass to celebrate the beginning of the new school year on 29th September at 9.15am. Please come and join us.
Our RE topics this term are Beginnings and Signs and Symbols . The children will be focusing on the story of creation and learning about psalms and litanies. In ‘Signs and Symbols ’ the children will learn the actions and symbols used in baptism and describe some of the ways in which Christians live as followers of the light of Christ.
Our topic this half term is
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside .....
We will be exploring a variety of writing styles this half term. The children will re-tell stories set at sea that they have read in class, write sea poetry using simple structures and write non-fiction pieces about sea creatures. They will be encouraged to use adjectives in their writing. We will focus on the correct use of full stops and capital letters and the children will begin to learn how to use commas. We will also learn how to use capital letters for names, places and titles.
Throughout the week the children will be heard to read individually and in guided reading groups. We will be reading a range of texts - fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They will use their knowledge to work out, predict and check the meanings of unfamiliar words and to make sense of what they have read. We will be working on comprehension skills so you could help your child by asking them questions about what they have read.
In our phonics sessions we will revising alternative pronunciations and alternative spellings in Phase 5 in the Letters and Sounds scheme.
The children will also practise blending for reading and segmenting for spelling.
In numeracy, they will be developing their knowledge of place value and applying it to addition and subtraction. They will be learning different methods to solve addition and subtraction problems such as blank number lines and partitioning and recombining. Children will be encouraged to solve problems and explain how they got their answers.
They will learn the names for common 2D and 3D shapes and should be able to sort them and describe some of their features, e.g. number of sides, corners, edges and faces.
They will be also learning the vocabulary related to time, length,and measure using standard units; minutes, hours, centimetres and metres.
In science the children will be carrying out their own experiments developing scientific skills of observing, predicting, measuring, fair testing and recording in a variety of ways.
The children will creating their own powerpoint presentation and developing their keyboard skills. We will be focussing on using specific keys such as the enter button to drop down a line, the Caps Lock button to insert capital letters and the backspace and delete buttons. If you have computer access please encourage your children to practice their skills.
We will be exploring human and physical features of the seaside. They will be able to extract information from secondary sources. We will be looking at maps and creating our own.
Art and Design
The children will be creating still life pieces by recording from first hand observation and experience. They will explore how to create tones and tints by experimenting with changing a colour by adding white or black.
In music the children will play musical instruments and create musical patterns. They will use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
This half term our PE focus is Games. The children will be practicing and developing their throwing and catching skills in order to make up games with a partner or small group.