Welcome to Owls!
Class Teacher: Miss Winfield
Welcome to Owls.
I really hope everyone had an absolutely smashing and safe half term. I’m really looking forward to our next half term together, it’s going to be fantastic.
This half term sees us shift to our new topic and we will be exploring the question ‘Can money grow on trees?’ This will see us dive into the world of the Maya civilisation, immersing our minds into how chocolate was such a powerful (and tasty) resource – a use for currency, trading and for delicious treats and medicines for those deemed worthy. We will also have the opportunity to learn about their beliefs, rituals and comparing their life to how we live today.
In English, we will continue with our book ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell and start to hone in on our writing skills through various writing ‘lenses’ – we will be producing a letter and a non-chronological report this term. We will be expanding our grammar skills further by looking at uses for commas and writing embedded clauses, amongst other things. In addition, we will still be spending part of our week on reading activities and reading for pleasure – I will be reading ‘Dial-a-Ghost’ by Eva Ibbotson out loud to the class, just for them to enjoy. Could I ask that children also have their own reading books with them every day, be it a book from home or school.
Mathematics will primarily focus on the 4 operations, but we will continue to recap on the foundations of maths, such as place value. We will be diving deeper into these operations by exploring how they can be used across a range of mathematical concepts, for example shape, measurement and fractions. Of course, we will be continuing times table practise within school but additional practise at home is expected as this will be a fantastic help to their overall maths learning.
We also have a fantastic STEM Week to look forward to, where we get to grips with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through activities related to the book ‘Moth’ by Isabel Thomas.
PE will take place on Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure children come to school in the correct kit.
As the weather is extremely unpredictable this time of year, can I ask that children always have a coat with them.
Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
Keep checking back to see all the fantastic things we are doing, in the photographs below.
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