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Dear Parents,

Welcome back to a new school year, we hope you had an enjoyable holiday. This letter will give you an insight into what your child will be studying this term. We are happy to answer any questions if you would like to pop up and see us at any time.

SCIENCE:

ANIMALS; MOVING AND GROWING.

LIGHT AND SHADOWS.

In this unit, the children will learn about the structure and role of a skeleton in both humans and animals. They will learn about the different types of skeletons. They will then move on to the role of muscles and how they affect movement and the effect of exercise on our bodies.

This unit gives children the opportunity to explore properties of light. They will learn that shadows are formed when light from a source is blocked and recognise that shadows are similar shapes to the objects forming them. Through investigation they will learn to make predictions about shadows formed by different objects and make careful observations and measurements of shadows throughout the day.

GEOGRAPHY:

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

HISTORY:

THE ROMANS

In this unit the children will learn about our planet. They will learn about the continents and oceans, including daily life in one particular continent. They will also learn about how the continents differ in climate and the landmarks they have using maps and aerial photographs.

In this unit, the children will learn about the Romans in Britain. They will learn about the reasons the Romans decided to come here and why their invasion was successful. They will learn about Boudicca’s rebellion and how the Romans changed Britain and their influence today.

ART: PORTRAYING RELATIONSHIPS

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY:

PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES

In art, children investigate how paintings, prints and photographs and other images that include figures, communicate ideas about relationships. They will use composition skills to make a double portrait that conveys ideas about themselves and their relationship with another person in their lives.

In this unit children learn about stiffening materials and making stable structures through the context of free-standing photograph frames. Children will design a frame and decide what materials they could use to help them create a useable photo frame.

P.E.

GAMES

DANCE

On Monday the children will take part in games of football, netball as well as invasion games. Please remember to provide the appropriate kit. On Tuesday, on rotation, the children will take turns doing multi-skills (outside) and dance (in the hall).

I.C.T.

INTERGRATING TEXT AND GRAPHICS

ANIMATION

In I.C.T. the children will be combining graphics with text and using appropriate effects to re-size graphics and learning how to alter and construct texts for different audiences. They will consider when and where text and graphics are usually seen together, specifically on greetings cards.

The children will use Purple Mash to create a short animation, considering the structure of a story.

MUSIC

This term, the children will be learning music through a variety of instrumental and vocal performances opportunities. The children will learn about pitch, dynamics, rhythm and music from other cultures and also how to portray stories through musical performance.

MATHS

ENGLISH

The children will be covering a number of areas in maths including place value, fractions, problem solving, multiplication and division, shape and measures.

In English the children will be covering a number of areas, including looking closely at stories with familiar settings, letters, newspaper reports and poems. They will also have weekly comprehension, independent writing and SPAG lessons.

NOTE: As it would be beneficial to your child, to help them feel more confident in their times tables, please feel free to test and practise these with your children at any time. We will have a weekly test in school and the results will be sent home to you. Also, please read with your child daily and this must be recorded in their contact book.

Homework will be given on a Friday and will alternate between numeracy and literacy/topic subjects and expected back by the following Thursday at the latest. Times tables test will be every Friday. Spellings will be given out at the beginning of term and the children must complete sentence and definition work for Monday.These will be returned to you each Tuesday for the following weeks learning.

Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday so please remember to send in PE kits.

Finally, if you have any worries, concerns or questions about your child and their learning please do not hesitate to come and speak to us.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs Stanton and Mrs Tong