Welcome to Class 7.
Welcome everybody to the new autumn term. I hope you had a good summer.
These are the subject we will be covering this half term.
Autumn Term 1
Topic: Africa and Extreme Earth
We will be having an African drumming and dancing session towards the end of the first autumn term.
English: novel study, The Lion Who Stole my Arm by Nicola Davies which is set in Africa
maths: place value
ICT: E.Safety/Rock Star timetables/Scratch Coding
PE: Throwing and catching/invasion games
Year 4s will have a ten week session of learning the ukulele.
Targets for Class 7
LKS2 children need to know all the times tables up to 12 x 12 by the time they go up to year 5, therefore this is something the class will really be focusing on. It would be helpful if this was supported at home as well.
Indoor Shoes and Uniform
In line with school policy all children must have a pair of indoor shoes in school. These can be plimsolls (that fit and support the foot) but may be any pair of clean shoes.
All children must wear the school uniform.
Children's names must be written in each item they bring to school.
P.E. will be on a Wednesday afternoon so please make sure that your child has their P.E. kit at school. They need to wear a white or plain T-shirt and black shorts. We will go outside as much as possible so please make sure that they have trainers that they can run in, and a hoody and tracksuit bottoms for when the weather gets colder.
Hair needs to be tied up and earrings have to be taped up or taken out for safety reasons. Thank you.
Every Friday your child will be given homework and it is due in on the following Wednesday. An overview of the homework for the half term will be in the front of their homework books. Children can come and ask for help with their homework at any time - it is not something to worry about.
It would also be beneficial for your child:
• to read their school reading book to an adult
• for them to practise cursive writing
• for them to practise times tables
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize is always a good website to look at, if you want further information about a subject.
Here are some useful websites to help with learning:
Weekly Spelling Tests
Weekly spellings are based on the National Curriculum Statutory list and spelling patterns for LKS2.
Spelling tests will now take place Friday morning, in the form of a dictation, and I would ask you to encourage your child to practise as much as possible. To help them learn and understand how to use these words, I am asking the children to put each week's words into a sentence. This is to be done in their homework book (but please do not let them practise their spellings in their homework book).
If you have any questions about your child and their learning, my door is always open or send me a message on the ClassDojo.
Any questions or concern?
If you need to ask any questions or raise any concerns and don't get to speak to me in person feel free to drop me a line and I will try to respond to you as soon as possible.