Happy New Year to all! We've had a lovely rest over Christmas and are ready to start the Spring term.
This term we will be building on our place value and extending our addition and subtraction by learning the column method in Maths. We will continue to use a range of resources to support our progress. Keep revising your 2, 5, 10, and 3 times tables and then move on to the 4 and 8 times tables next.
We will be reading the brilliant 'Butterfly Lion' by Micheal Morpurgo. This will support us in writing our diary entries and letters using the story to focus our ideas. Later in the term, we will also be looking at short folk stories from 'The Lion and the Unicorn' by Jane Ray and writing poems using 'The Crow's Tale' by Naomi Howarth.
Our enquiry question in Geography is 'why are jungles so wet and deserts so dry?'. We will be investigating about their climates, the animals and plants that live there and imagining what they might be like. We will also writing our own non-chronological reports in a leaflet about jungles and deserts.
In Science we will be continuing to learn about our bodies by understanding more about how our skeletons and muscles work together to move.
We do PE on a Friday afternoon so please make sure your PE kit is definitely in school.
Our Forest School days are: 17th January (all day), 31st January (afternoon) and 14th February (afternoon). Please make sure your child brings in suitable clothes, a waterproof coat and wellies. It's particularly cold at this time of year so if they have hats, scarves, gloves and thick socks send those in too!
Please continue to read with your child every day at home and practise spellings and times tables. We now have a times table test every Friday and spellings test every other Friday.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and thank you for your continuing support!