Owls: Parent Letter – Term 6

Dear Parents/Carers of Owls,

Wow, I can’t believe we are now in term 6, the year has flown by so quickly! This term we will be learning about our local area – Folkestone.

Literacy: This term we will be learning a poem called Freaky Week by Pie Corbett. Freaky Week is a fun, repetitive, rhyming poem about colours and the days of the week. After completing lots of activities, such as, designing a colourful t-shirt, identifying the features of the poem, creating a poem map, thinking of actions and coming up with our own rhyming words, the children will be writing their own version of Freaky Week!

Maths: Our focuses this term are on place value up to 100, money and lots of revisiting of previous learning.  

Science: This term in science we will be exploring local habitats, understanding the animals and fish that surround us and we will be looking at rocks and fossils!

Art: We will be observing and replicating the work of local artists to support our learning on our local area. The children will use watercolours and pastels to re-create their favourite pieces.

R.E: The theme for this term is a continuation of Judaism and the new big question the children will focus on is ‘What special times and people do Jewish people remember and celebrate?’. We will also be participating in a whole school Islam week during this term.

History: In History we will look into the history of our local area, specifically Folkestone’s fishing history.

Computing: We will be learning how to create a poster online by using different digital tools. Afterwards, we will be evaluating and improving our work to make it even better. In addition, we will also be learning all about coding using Purple Mash.

PSHE: In PSHE we will be thinking about our school value of perseverance and we will also be preparing for the transition to year 2.

REMINDERS:

– P.E is on a Friday; the children need to wear their kits into school every Friday.

– Home learning books must be handed in by Tuesday in order to be checked and sent back out on Friday. It is your child’s responsibility to hand them in so please encourage them to do so.

– Please read daily with your child and record any engagement of reading at home in their reading record books. The children are making great progress in reading.

– Your child must be sent into school every day with their blazer and school headwear (caps/berets).

– Please remember to send your child in with a water bottle in every day, especially as the weather is warmer.

– Please ensure sun creams and sun hats are labelled.

If there are any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Best Wishes,

Miss Philpott, Miss Hayward and Mrs Daniels

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