Mrs Robinson and Mrs Holliday
The children in Morpurgo Class are a fantastic, hardworking team.
Welcome back! I hope you have all had an enjoyable and restful half term holiday. This term our International Primary Curriculum topic is 'Land, Sea and Sky', where we will be learning all about the features of a river and plant life. In Science we will be continuing our learning about rocks and fossils before moving onto learning about plants.
Learning Goals this term are focussed on using inverted commas in speech (writing), making predictions using evidence from the text (reading) and recalling division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables (maths).
The children are enjoying using Times Tables Rockstars. We use this three times each week in school and the regular practise is resulting in children scoring more highly and in a faster time. They are also able to access this resource online at home. using their login details which are at the front of their home/academy diary. Many children are now regularly using Mathletics at home, which is great to see. The activities match closely the learning that we do in class so it is a great resource to reinforce learning. New tasks are added each week for children to access at home using their login details, which are in the front of their home/academy diary. They can also access Mathletics Live and compete in timed challenges with other children across the world once they have completed their set tasks.
We will continue to promote a love of reading in school. As a school we aim for all children to read at home to an adult five times a week. Thank you for supporting your child in achieving this. Rainbow stickers are awarded each week to children who have read regularly.
Reading Information For Parents
Your child's reading experience is much more than the reading book which comes home from school. Reading is happening all the time in a classroom and in the school. It is taught in specific reading and English lessons, but children are practising and using their 'reading' constantly across all subjects too.
Parents can support this 'reading journey' through regular reading at home. Reading to and with your child every evening for at least ten minutes can make a dramatic difference to a child's achievement within school. A report from the Oxford University Press highlighted the importance of parents reading with their children. 'Children who read outside of class are 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age'.
The report also offers six tips for reading with your child at home, including:
1. Make time to read- even ten minutes a day
2. Choose different types of books
3. Take turns to read
4. Talk about the book- asking your child questions
5. Pay attention to the language
6. Enjoy reading
This year we will continue to learn French. Below are some useful websites to encourage your child to practice their language skills!
PE: Swimming every Thursday and Athletics every Friday- Please ensure your child has their kit.
Homework- Sent home on Friday, returned on Thursday.
Thanks for your support!
Please feel free to come in if you have any concerns.
Mrs Robinson and Mrs Holliday.
Linked to our mathematical learning
Literacy games or activities used in our learning