This term is going to be a busy one as we step back in time with our first topic The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China; children will learn about the incredible art from that time which is known as The Bronze age, along with creating their own pieces of art based on ancient Chinese symbols. In the second half term, we will then be off exploring as we set off on our own American adventure. It is going to be an exciting journey with lots of geographical investigations as we learn all about the different mountain ranges, landscapes and traditions of America.
In literacy, we will be working hard to make our writing more interesting by developing our use of extended vocabulary and different sentences. We will practise these skills during our various units. These will be in various forms of reports, traditional stories and finally persuasive texts.
We will continue to build on our number knowledge in Maths and focus on multiplication and division, and start to apply our understanding much more. An important area for us is practising times tables, and we will be using Times Tables Rock Stars for this. In Science we will be looking at animals including humans. We will be linking Maths in with our science work as we assess our test results and present them using graphs.
Swimming and PE continue every Wednesday. Please make sure your child has full PE kit in school; black shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps and swimwear.
We will also be taking part in the Young Voices Concert on Friday 31st January 2020. The concert is one of the largest school choir concerts in the world and I’m sure that it will be an exciting and memorable experience for everybody.
We have all worked really hard over the first term and settled into our classroom daily routine. Homework is completed and standards are improving every week, as are spelling and times tables results. Keep up the good work!
If there are any questions about this term, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Monday - Maths (Due in Tuesday)
Thursday - Literacy (Due in Friday)
Friday - Spellings and times tables for a test the following Wednesday and Friday.
Tuesday - flutes in school please
Wednesday - Sports and swimming
Please make sure you bring the correct kit every week. (Black pumps, white t shirt and black shorts for PE and swimming trunks and costumes/hats for girls. No earrings for PE or swimming)