We hope you've had a great summer and are ready for an exciting and busy start to the new school year. This half term is all about the Stone Age. We will be improving our historical knowledge of this period as well as developing our writing skills using our class reader 'Stig of the Dump' by Clive King. Art will also link to our Historical focus; we will research and explore cave paintings, before creating our own using charcoal and shading techniques.
Maths will focus on place value and addition and subtraction this half term. After each lesson questions will be available for children to bring home for additional practise. These will not be given out, children are welcome to take these from the draw as often as they wish.
For more information on what we will cover this half term, please see the medium term plan at the bottom of this page.
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PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday this half term. However, please ensure a named school PE kit and trainers are in school all week to allow for any changes to this. Please note PE can be outside and therefore appropriate clothing and water bottles will be required.
Fruit is not provided in Key Stage 2 so please ensure your child has a snack with them if required for morning break. We do not have a break in the afternoon.
Children are expected to read regularly throughout the week, 20 minutes per day is suggested. Although school readers should be read to an adult, any additional 'own choice' books which have been read for 20 minutes or more can also be logged in the reading record and signed by an adult. Children can collect rewards for regular reading throughout the year.
Spellings will be updated on Spelling Shed and added to the website on a Friday and should be practised for the following Friday.
Learning Log suggestions linked to our topic our suggested below for children wishing to extend their learning at home.
Spelling Shed and Timetables Rockstars are to be completed a minimum of 3 times per week in addition to regular reading.