Term 5 Week 1

Thank you for all of your support this term! We really hope you enjoy 2 weeks together with your families and can’t wait to hear what you have been up to when we return for Term 5. 

Maypole Dancing: 
If your child has signed up to be part of the Maypole performance at the May Fair, practise sessions will begin in Term 5. 

Our new topic:
Our new topic for Terms 5 and 6 will be ‘Into the Wild’. Here is a snapshot of what we will be learning. 

Celebrations: 

Class 8 performing Michael Rosen’s ‘chocolate cake’!

We will always aim to get outside, whatever the weather, as much as possible so children will really need a waterproof coat each day.

If you are learning from home this week please access the learning here: CLICK HERE

English 

Phonics:              

We continue daily blending revision to help us apply our segmenting and blending skills to unfamiliar words. At parents’ evening teachers will have mentioned to you if your child is continuing to be supported with Phase 5 phonics in school. Please ensure that you are doing regular practice at home. Ideas to support are:

-spotting a phoneme (sound) in reading books as you read the words. Just focus on one or two at a time.

-using Phase 5 flashcards to revise saying the phoneme (please see your class teacher if you need a photocopy of these) 

Spelling and Grammar (SPAG):

Here are the common exception words to learn throughout this term. We will focus on them throughout the week and your support at home will ensure children become fluent in spelling these. There will be a common exception word check in at the end of term.

Week 1
Again
Mr
Mrs
Any
Week 2
Busy
Clothes
Parents
People
Should
Week 3
Sugar
Could
Eye
Half
Many
Week 4
Money
Water
Who
Whole
Would

This week we will also be looking at the consonant rule to be able to spell words with these suffixes (word endings) correctly: -ing, -ed, -er, -est
e.g. humming, hummed, sadder, saddest

In grammar we will be revising using the apostrophe for singular possession. E.g. 
The coat belonging to the girl…….The girl’s coat.
The ball belonging to the dog…….The dog’s ball.

Reading:

We have now met all of our reading dogs and have been thinking about how they will help us in our Special Agents Training S. Please see the link to the PowerPoint which can be printed and used during one to one reading to help deepen these key reading skills.

CLICK HERE FOR LINK

Writing

In writing this week we are going to immerse ourselves in our new text ‘The Tin Forest’. We will begin by reading the book and doing fun activities based around the story.

We will link our writing work to our art lessons by planning a setting description of our ‘tin forest’ sketches using rich and engaging vocabulary. 

See the source image
Words of the week: 
  • tropical
  • sprouted
  • rustling
  • perched

Maths

In maths this week the children will revisit and consolidate their understanding of the 4 main mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

To practise at home you can use the free White Rose app – 1 minute maths!

Knowledge and Understanding of the World (Topic)

In Art this week we will be using different types of shading strokes to create a picture inspired by our new text The Tin Forest. We will be using pencil and charcoal as well as crayon for bursts of colour.

Religion and World Views

In R+WV we will starting our new topic ‘why are places important?’. This unit explores how religions and beliefs express aspects of human nature in a variety of creative ways.

PSHE

In PSHE this week we will be looking at the importance of family and how every family looks different to one another in our new topic Celebrating Difference.

Stars of the week

Class 7 – Isabella

Class 8 – Percy

Class 9 – Samuel S

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