It has been wonderful to welcome the children back after what appears to have been an exciting (but hopefully restful) Christmas break. They have been very enthusiastic to share their news and all of the wonderful things they did over the holiday.
The children have settled back into school routines really well and are geared up and ready to work.
This term we begin our ‘Africa topic’ which the children are very eager to begin. This will start with a launch day as an introduction to the continent and some fun activities, so the children can begin to explore the cultures and traditions of this beautiful place. We will be looking at where Africa is in the world and naming the oceans and seas, as well as comparing it to where we live.
This term we will also be looking at the author ‘Anthony Browne’ as he likes to include Gorillas in many of his stories and Gorillas can be found in many parts of …. Africa! We will be writing our own narratives, reports, persuasive letters and much more, including lots of the grammar aspects we have learned up till now.
In Maths, we will be revising the work we did last term with addition and subtraction strategies and consolidating and developing further the children’s knowledge of multiplication and division. We will also be moving onto problem solving using money.
If you would like to help your child at home, counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and ten from any given number wold really help speed up their calculations.
Just as an extra note, spellings will now be given out on a Friday to be learned for the following Friday. This is a change from last term where this happened on a Monday, many parents felt that a Friday worked better.