Mrs A Grimes
Mrs M Helman and Mrs T Penny
Welcome to Pine Class.
This half term we are learning through our topic, 'National Treasure'. This is a history based unit, where the children will learn about the lives of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. They will learn about what the queens achieved in their reigns, how different they are as queens, as well as their families and celebrations.
In English, the children will be developing their reading and comprehension skills, as well as their re-telling and editing skills. We will look at a variety of poems, where the children will rehearse, learn and build up to writing their own poem.
In Maths, we will continue to learn, use and understand the 2 , 5 and 10 times table. Please use your Doodle Maths and Times Tables Log ins to complete as many activities as you can at home! The children are using their knowledge of multiplication to learn about division, as well as lots of familiar number fact and arithmetic work. We are now well into the school year and the children are using their number facts to work out problems, working out their answers and showing their reasoning.
We also have lots of other exciting projects and learning planned across the other subjects.
Our LORIC theme this term is Charlie Communication.The children will be taught and will have time to practise how to communicate effectively. They will play speaking and listening games, games where communication is the key factor and finally they will learn how to communicate with their friends, peers, family and people in authority. Charlie Communication will be taught in class as well as in the key stage assemblies each Wednesday.
Your planner and reading book must be in school everyday.
Our Topic: National Treasure
(Please see the curriculum map below for more detail)
Indoor PE - Thursday
Outdoor PE - Monday
The children are heard reading in school. This takes place during weekly guided reading sessions.
It is really important that your child reads at home every day and the planner is signed accordingly. Reading frequently has a huge positive effect on a child's reading development.
Homework is given out once a week on a Thursday and is due back in the following Tuesday. Each week, there is an English and a Maths task. The homework is a reflection of what the children have been taught that week and is a chance to practise and enhance their learning.
In Foundation and KS1 we follow the Read Write Inc Programme. The Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 3 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write. The children review or learn a new sound (phoneme and grapheme) each day and also practise writing this sound on its own and in words.
We do handwriting practise every afternoon for ten minutes. The children have differentiated spellings each week with the spelling test being on a Friday morning.
If you have any questions, please just ask or write in your child's planner.