Topics This Term
Contenders for the Throne
This term, we are learning all about the Norman invasion of 1066 as our local history study. We are finding out about William the Conqueror and how he won the Battle of Hastings after landing at Pevensey Bay. We will use our topic to write an information text and a diary in role as an Anglo Saxon boy during the invasion.
Number, Calculation, Measures & Problem Solving
This term our Maths learning focusses on fractions and decimal fractions. We will learn how to find fractions of amounts and find decimal equivalents to fractions. We continue our Maths guidance called White Rose, which promotes learning through physical objects, pictorial representations and abstract numbers.
Our topic this term is sound. We will learn how sounds are created through vibrations and carry out investigations to see e.g. how sound travels and how sound travels through materials.
PSHE & RE
In PSHE and RE, the children will be learning about other belief systems and how to respect other people’s opinions and feelings. In RE we will be exploring the theme of forgiveness through the Easter story. In PSHE we will be developing our understanding of a Healthy Me!
In IT we will be working to understand how better to keep ourselves safe online.
This term, we have started swimming. This is part of their PE curriculum and the children will be taught how to swim.
Reading at Home
Thank you to those of you who are hearing your child read regularly at home. Asking them questions about what they have just read is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.
Homework is set termly. The children are given the option of choosing three pieces of homework to complete. We ask that one of these pieces be a Maths homework and one be a Literacy homework. We very much enjoy the creative homework that the children have created
Spelling lists will be sent home regularly and tests given weekly. Please encourage your children to spend time learning these.
Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school each day. These can stay in the classroom and be filled up in school.
Studies show that children need 9 hours sleep every night. Thank you to those of you who make sure that your child is sleeping for long enough. It really makes a difference to their ability to concentrate in lessons.
Please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform. This includes a blue jumper or cardigan and plain black shoes or black trainers with no logos or other colours on them. Boots are not part of our school uniform. As the children have limited hanging space for their things, could we ask that they do not bring in large bags to hang up unless it’s Thursday when we have swimming.
Jewellery and Nail Varnish
Please ensure that your child does not wear jewellery other than stud earrings and that they remove all nail varnish before coming to school. They will be asked to remove or cover earrings for PE lessons.