1st Autumn Term 2020
English - We are writing a poem based on our career ambitions, using modal verbs to show just how much we mean business. This will be followed by an explanation text based on a rather curious piece of headgear and a short story about a calamitous incident with a birthday cake...
Spellings – Spellings are handed out on Friday afternoon and the class will be tested on that list the following Friday..
Maths – This half term, we will mainly be focusing on the four basic operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be investigating the area and perimeter of a variety of geometric shapes.
Topic – For our first topic, we will ask the question "Where in the world is Brazil?" That means plenty of geography, a look at evolution and adaptation, some art and maybe even a little SAMBA!
Homework – Homework is handed out every Friday and is due back by the following Monday. Normally, it will consist of Maths and English (activities taken from a variety of CGP books which the children are expected to take care of); however, once every half term, the children will be set a Learning Log Challenge to complete. (They will be given 2 weeks to complete it and hand it back in – dates for completion are given out at the same time as the challenge)
Reading – Children will not be taking reading books home. Every pupil has an AR book and a reading book in class. They are given plenty of opportunity to read in school; however, encouraging your child to read at home is, of course, much appreciated.
PE – Our PE day is Monday. Please ensure that your child has a PE kit which consists of: white t-shirt, black shorts/leggings/joggers and pumps/trainers. Under current circumstances, we are recommending that pupils keep a PE kit in school for the entirety of the half-term rather than taking it home after each session.