1st Autumn Term 2018
Hello and welcome back to a new year and to a new you in the Juniors!
We have a lot of exciting learning to get through this first half term, especially in our topic which is all about the Stone Age. We have a visit to the woods planned, a special visit from a historian who will be showing us different artefacts and we will be learning through art and CDT also.
In our English, we will use a Stone Age story to write our own stories and to also think about the different type of writing that we would use for a diary. Our targets will be to use more complex sentence structures, improve our spellings and use punctuation correctly.
In Maths, the emphasis is on learning our times tables so that we have quick recall of these (a copy of what your child is currently on has already been sent home). Also 'learn-its' that are part of the Big Maths scheme.
For reading, please note that it is expected for each pupil to read every night with an adult for 10 minutes or so. The adult should sign the green reading record book when a child has read, even if the book has not been finished. As the children are quite good at reading by now, we are looking for the child to really know the story and to be able to retell it or talk about it in their own words. Books will be changed on Mondays if the green book is signed.
Finally, a big WELL DONE to everyone for their first two weeks at swimming. A lot of our children are non-swimmers but have been really brave in facing some fears. Everybody now seems to be more confident which will help all in their progress.