Welcome back Penguins!
We hope that you have had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready for the exciting year ahead. We have been very busy preparing the classroom and planning lots of exciting and engaging lessons that we know you’re going to enjoy.
Mrs Pollard is going to be teaching Penguins on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Bright will teach on a Thursday and Friday. Miss Johnson is our teaching assistant throughout the whole week.
There are some important pieces of information that we have listed below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to us.
We have lots to learn this half term and we know that it’s going to be a fun and rewarding learning journey.
In English we are going to use the text ‘Cliffhanger’ by Jacqueline Wilson as our stimulus for writing. We are going to be creating a recount, writing in role as the main character Tim before moving on to explore persuasive writing and creating our own brochure for an adventure camp.
Our Maths learning begins by focusing on developing ‘Place Value’ skills. Children will be working with three digit numbers and ensuring they understand their values. We will then move on to developing our addition and subtraction skills using mental methods as well as written methods to add and subtract.
We will investigate light through our Science topic. This will involve developing an understanding of why we need light, looking at the dangers of sunlight and how to protect ourselves, investigating how light reflects from surfaces, and exploring shadows, how they’re formed and how they change.
Our History learning focuses on The Stone Age to Iron Age. We will discover what it was like to live in prehistoric times for the first humans in Britain. We will look at how life evolved and changed throughout this era.
In Music, children are extremely fortunate to have whole class music tuition, learning to play the J-Sax (junior saxophone). Our Art work will focus on developing our drawing skills, looking at using proportion, shape, colour, shade and form. In RE we are looking at what Christians learn from the creation story. In D&T we will be creating structures. The children will begin to learn French now that they are in Key Stage 2. This will begin with learning some greetings and classroom commands. In our Curriculum for Life skills lessons we will be looking at Rules and the need for rules in different areas of life.
We will be keeping our class page updated with details and photos of our learning so please do check back regularly. This is a great tool to use to talk to the children about their school day.
We are available before and after school if you have any need to talk to us. Please do not hesitate to do so!
Mrs Bright and Mrs Pollard