Teacher: Mrs Runciman
Welcome back! I hope you have all had an enjoyable and restful half term holiday. This term our topic is 'Do you live around here?' where we will be learning all about our local area. The children enjoyed our topic launch where we worked as a year group to make a shelter out of recycled materials. Lots of amber power of cooperation and amethyst power of communication were needed for the children to create a successful shelter.
In Science we will be learning about light and shadows. Learning Goals this term are focussed on writing a series of linked sentences to make a paragraph (writing), using a dictionary to check the meaning of new or unfamiliar words (reading) and solving problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and place value (maths).
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. Dojo points are awarded each week for every child that has five home reads recorded in their Home/Academy diary that week and your child will also move up our rocket reading display each time they read at home. By Friday each child with five home reads will also get a treat from our class prize box. We will continue to promote a love of reading in school and our class book this term will continue to be The Pumpkin Project by Katie Smith.
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.
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.