Teacher: Mrs Brough
TA: Miss West
Our Focus Habit of Mind: Persistence and Taking Responsioble Risks
We will be Hardworkers and we won't give up when things get tough. We are Adventurers so we are not afraid to try new things.
Our PE day is MONDAY. Please ensure your child has NAMED kit in school during term time. As weather can be quite unpredictable, we advise that both shorts and jogging bottoms are kept in PE bags, along with a sweatshirt for cooler days.
Homework is set on WEDNESDAYs and returned on TUESDAYs.
We would like children to read as much as possible- every night would be perfect! We will continue to award raffle tickets for those who read at least 5 times a week. Those children will also be able to choose a small prize from Mrs Brough's special box! We will collect in reading records on a MONDAY to count up how many reads your child has for that week.
Children are responsible for changing their own books. They can do this every morning before they do their morning challenge. We encourage children to reread books for pleasure, and to develop fluency which comes with reading familiar books.
We will regularly review reading levels to see if children are ready to move on. It is important that children read widely within their book band so they have a broad diet of books. Please encourage your child to read information texts, poetry and stories.
Reading can be done anywhere- cereal packets at breakfast, signs on the roads, etc. It is easy to get 5 reads in a week if you include all of the little bits that you do daily without even thinking about it!
While we would like children to read their book band books, please also feel free to share favourite or new books at home. These can also count towards daily reading.
Please could you ensure tat all of your child's clothes and other belongings are named. This will help at the end of warm days or PE sessions when we have jumpers etc left over.
Water is very important for health and learning! We have cups in class, but a named water bottle in school daily would be great!
Fire: Friend or Foe?
Our first topic is all about fire! We will be learning about the Great Fire of London in our History lessons, as well as about using maps and symbols in Geography. Our art will be about creating fiery images using paint and collage. Our DT lessons will be all about bread! We will be tasting different breads then baking our own flavours in the Great Eye Bake Off! We will be linking our English work with our topic, beginning with writing a story about a boy who lived in the times of the fire! Our maths work continues on the Maths No problem! journey. We begin with counting, adding and subtracting.
History off the Page
We will be having a very exciting day where we all get into role as Londoners at the time of the Great Fire! We will dress up and become craftspeople who gossip about who might have caused the fire! Then we become archaeologists, digging for evidence! History off the Page will be on Friday 8th December. We will need lots of adult helpers, so please let us know if you are able to come and dress up with us!