Eagles Term 4 Letter

Dear Parents

Most of our learning will be done through focusing on our Topic which is – We are Britain.

English: Our continuing priority will be ensuring that children can read and do so fluently and with comprehension. Using phonics (Read Write Inc) we will develop our word recognition and fluency in both spelling and reading. In line with the new curriculum we will continue to focus on spellings and grammar. The grammar aspects we will look at are nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives and tenses. In our topic work our emphasis in writing will still be on forming sentences and developing our knowledge of punctuation whilst also using conjunctions to create longer, more interesting sentences.

Maths: Looking at word problems we will emphasise the crucial information and work on our addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills to solve them.

We shall also recap on money and what we need to know in order to solve money problems. Recovering partitioning with measuring in cms and mms we will ensure that we know how to measure accurately. In shape we will make sure that we can name 2D and 3D shapes and their properties, including symmetry. Lastly we shall work to keep our basic skills especially number bonds and times tables. 

Science: We will be extending our knowledge on materials as we continue to investigate different questions each week. This term we will be investigating what makes different materials bounce and stretch – and what properties make materials strong. 

Art/DT:  We will use pencils to create a self portrait. We will create a hiker’s pack up and discuss why hygiene is so important when cooking.

R.E: Our focus will be on Christian beliefs, with a special focus on lent and Easter.

P.E: We shall use the playground where ever possible as well as the Hall. Our main emphasis will be on playing team games and inventing new and different rules for team games.

History and Geography: We will be looking at the UK as four different countries and exploring where our families live in different parts of the UK and the world. We will look briefly at the history of the Magna Carta. 

Computing: We will look at different ways to create pictures with computers and also word processing. 

PSHE: (Personal, Social, and Health education) The children will explore themselves, their feelings and begin to learn how to manage their emotions.

Homework: Specific homework will be given once a week to reinforce class activities. It should not take more than 10-15 minutes but it is a good start to develop the habit of focusing and concentration. 

REMINDERS:

P.E is on a Monday and Friday the children must have kit in schools on these days.

We are also very lucky to be having a student teacher join us for 4 weeks this term. Miss Jaspal will be with us from 27 February through to 24 March.

Here’s looking forward to Spring!

Mrs Gurney, Miss Chamberlain and Miss Landy

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