Welcome to Squirrels!
Class teacher: Miss Winfield
Learning support: Mrs Reed & Miss Purnell
Welcome to Squirrels.
I really hope everyone had a wonderful and restful half term break. I hope you’re all ready for a busy but exciting Autumn 2 term!
This half term starts off with our STEM week. We are using the book ‘Planet in a Pickle Jar’ by Martin Stanev to broaden our Science knowledge of our planet as well as climate change and sustainability. We will also have the opportunity to get practical with measurement and even design space landers.
Our next Topic will explore the question ‘Is the journey or destination more important?’ Through this we will gain knowledge of European geography and spending a good time looking at where our food comes from. We will follow this journey to our bodies and how it travels through the digestive system.
In English, we will be using the text ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl to further our reading and writing skills; broadening our vocabulary and comprehension. We will look to focus on the different uses of commas in writing, as well as how apostrophes should be used. Additionally, we will be developing our writing skills even further through our various writing ‘lenses’ – producing some instruction writing.
Part of our week will focus on reading activities and reading for pleasure. Children all have a reading book and diary. Please try and read with your child at least 3 times a week. There are class prizes on offer for those that consistently read at home.
Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
Our Mathematics learning will now build on our previous understanding of place value and explore the four main operations. We will build heavily on fluency and arithmetic in these areas. We will begin to delve even deeper into our mathematical understanding by solving problems and using our reasoning skills.
Times table practise is imperative this year. We will continually do lots of work with this in school but additional practise at home is expected. All children have access to TTRockstars to help with this.
PE will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please make sure children come to school in the correct kit on these days – Back bottoms, a white top and their school jumper/cardi..
#enthusiasm #reasoning #focus and #love of learning
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