*Mrs Cumberbatch is now on maternity leave. Miss English will be teaching the class until the summer break.
English Writing: Children will continue to focus on securing their use of basic skills such as capital letters, full stops and forming their letters correctly and joining. They will be extending their knowledge of paragraphs, using the correct verb tense and we will be using texts such as ‘Flat Stanley’ by Jeff Brown and ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes to inspire our writing, including play scripts, letters, short stories and diary entries.
English Reading: During the summer term, the children will read a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction, reading independently and in group situations. They will practice reading aloud in order to improve their oral skills. They will listen and respond appropriately and ask questions to extend their understanding. They will apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes.
Speaking and Listening: Your child will be taking a more active role in class sessions using strategies to extend their vocabulary, give well-structured structured descriptions, explanations and participate actively in conversations, initiating and responding to comments. They will consider and evaluate different viewpoints, building on the contributions of others.
Maths: Children will continue to work on number and place value, practicing multiplication tables and solving problems involving the four operations. They will be building on their knowledge of fractions and begin to find equivalent fractions. They will be further their understanding at properties of shapes, measurement and statistic.
Collective Worship: The children are learning about the Christian value of ‘Compassion’ this half term, through stories, craft, drama and prayer activities.
Blog: This term the children will be ‘blogging’. This is a new venture for the children but one that will hopefully enthuse learning and allow the children to share their experiences whilst in school.
Homework: My Maths, spellings, Numeracy Ninja and a topic based homework will be set on a Friday and is due back the following Wednesday. Children need to practice times tables, spellings and reading at home frequently to support their learning in class.