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Autumn 2 newsletter

Literacy and Maths

In Literacy this half-term, we will be reading the book Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. We will look at emotive language and description and create our own stories. Using texts and other media, we will create our own non-fiction polar bear books. 

In Maths, we will look at addition and subtraction and shape. This will include subtracting across ten, adding two 2-digit numbers across and not across ten. When looking at shape, we will explore sides and vertices, symmetry and 2-D and 3-D shapes.

 

Wider Curriculum

This term we will be doing forest school on a Thursday afternoon. Children can come to school in clothes they will wear for forest school. Please bring a suitable pair of outdoor shoes to school. 

 

Additional information

Children will be reading every day and can change their books on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure book bags are in school every day. Just ten minutes of reading at home each day makes such a difference, so please support our home school reading partnership.

P.E days for this half-term are Wednesday and Thursday (Forest School).

Homework will be sent home on a Monday and a spelling test on a Friday.

On a Tuesday afternoon, Mr Derbyshire will be joining us to teach music with Yellow class.

 

Dates for your diary 

Monday 30th October is the Big Draw week

Monday 13th November Children’s Flu Vaccinations

Monday 13th November Interfaith week

Friday 17th November Children in Need (own clothes day £1)

Tuesday 5th December R and KS1 nativity 9.30 am and 5pm at school

Tuesday 12th December Christmas Carol Service 2pm Year 3- 6 St Marys Church

Thursday 14th December Christmas dinner and jumper day

Tuesday 19th December Christmas craft morning. All school 9 – 10am parents, carers welcomed into classes

Thursday 21st December end of the autumn term
Friday 22nd December Inset day (school closed to children)

Designing and making pizzas

This term in Science we have been looking at how to be healthy and explored the balanced plate in D&T. We designed and made our own pizzas. We had to choose at least three fruit and vegetable toppings and a base of our choice. We thoroughly enjoyed our pizzas. You can see our pictures in our class photo gallery!

Autumn 1 Newsletter

 

Literacy and Maths

Our focus this half-term is Myself and Others and is all about health, well-being and different cultures. We will be looking specifically at Indian folk tales and the book Pattan's Pumpkin by Chitra Soundar. We will write stories with descriptive settings, instructions, poems and posters and use our Drama strategies to inspire and engage us.

In Maths, we will be developing understanding of place value through counting, comparing and representing numbers. We will also be adding and subtracting one, two and three-digit numbers sometimes crossing a boundary of ten.

 

 

 

 

 

Wider curriculum

R.E - What can we learn from sacred texts?

Geography- Explorers-Land, Air and Sea

Science-Exercise and healthy Eating

D. T- Food and nutrition. Healthy snacks

Music - Sing up unit 'Tony Chestnut' focusing on beat, rhythm, melody and tuned and untuned instruments.

Computing - Making music

P.E- Gymnastics/Dance indoors on Tuesday

       Outdoor games  on Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Children will be reading every day and can change their books on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure book bags are in school every day. Just ten minutes reading at home each day makes such a difference, so please support our home school reading partnership.

P.E days for this half-term are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Homework will be sent home on a Monday.

 

Dates for your diary

Freddy Fit-Monday 11th September

Christians in schools workshop-Wednesday 27th September