Mrs Braithwaite (photo to follow)
Autumn Term 2017
The autumn term is a busy one in all areas of the curriculum and of course leading up to Christmas events across the school.
In our literacy, we will start by sharing a novel called The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. It is a book about a young boy who is bored and can’t see the point in learning! He embarks on a fascinating journey of adventure which unlocks his desire to learn and seek knowledge. Children may wish to read this book at home and I’m sure the local library can help source copies if asked.
In support of the speaking and listening areas of the literacy curriculum we will continue to do our ‘show and tell’ presentations. Children should seek to choose something of interest and prepare a small presentation which they can share with the class and then answer questions from the audience.
Our science learning will continue to develop and progress the skills of enquiry and investigation, recording data and drawing conclusions. It will encompass literacy and numeracy skills as well as a strong leaning towards creative learning. Our first area of investigation will be states of matter, looking at liquids, solids and gases.
Our topic learning will commence with World War 2 and we will be learning about the reasons for the war, those involved and how families were affected during it. We will link this to our geography learning of Europe. Children will undertake an individual and independent Enquiry Led Learning project within the topic, allowing them to research about an aspect of interest to them connected with World War 2.
P.E. will include swimming for all the children in the class and children must have all items of their school uniform named as well as their swim wear and towels. A spare pair of dry socks is recommended as these can get wet when changing. In addition to swimming we will also have P.E. lessons for which children must have a fully named kit, for indoor and outdoor sessions. This kit should be in school every day and needs to include a pair of socks.
Spelling and times tables will be the main areas of weekly homework.
I am looking forward to another exciting year with the class.