Welcome to class 7
Hi, I am Mrs. Webster and I am really looking forward to working with your child this year.
This term we will be reading
'The Wild Robot' by Peter Brown.
We will be completing lots of written tasks based on what we have read each week. This will include character and setting descriptions, diary entries, newspaper reports and instruction writing.
During the autumn term we will be improving our skills and understanding of place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division (with lots of times tables practise).
Our Science topics this term are 'Electricity' followed by 'Forces and Magnets'.
We will be making circuits and investigating which materials are magnetic.
Our topic work will take us back in time to the days when the Romans were the most powerful nation in the world followed in the 2nd half term by exploring the lives of the Vikings. We will look at how and where they lived and the lasting influences they both had on Britain today.
Our R.E. topic this term is about signs and symbols. Throughout the topic we will be questioning 'What is light and dark?'
We will focus on E-Safety during our computing time.
This term's P.S.H.E. lessons will encourage the children to really think about what it is that makes them special. The topic is called 'Magnificent Me'.
The Art & D.T. lessons that class 7 will be taking part on a Thursday afternoon. They will be delivered by the very talented Mrs Sudra. She will relate all of her lessons to the topic work that we are doing. The children will be using a wide range of materials, tools and techniques to complete their given tasks.
Our P.E. lessons will take place every Wednesday. Please remember to send your child to school dressed in their P.E. kit on that day. (Dark bottoms and white t-shirt.) We aim to carry out all of our P.E. lessons outdoors until further notice so your child will need to come to school in suitable P.E. footwear. Please make sure they have a hoody and joggers if it is cold.
However, if it is deemed too wet to be outdoors then these lessons will take place in the hall so please send your child to school every Wednesday with their plimsolls. (Bare feet are no longer allowed until further notice.) Hair needs to be tied up and earrings have to be taped up or taken out for safety reasons. Thank you.
French and Music
We will be following a new scheme of work for French this year which we are very excited to get started on! For Music, Year 3s will follow the 'Music Express' scheme of work whilst the Year 4 children will be learning to play the Ukulele.
Spellings and Homework
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.
Every Friday your child will be given homework and it is due in on the following Friday. Children can come and ask for help with their homework at any time - it is not something to worry about.
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.
It would also be beneficial for your child:
• to read to an adult regularly
• to practise cursive writing
If you have any questions about your child and their learning 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.