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September 2020 - our learning this half-term:

 

English

We will be working with non-chronological reports, shape poems and descriptive pieces which will challenge the children to develop the way in which they talk about settings.

Our class reader is a short novel called ‘Coraline’, a spooky thriller by renowned author Neil Gaiman.

 

Maths

In our first Maths block, we will be focusing on properties of number, place value, rounding and ordering whole numbers and decimals. We will also be using mental methods to calculate with whole numbers and decimals, and will make sure we know all our times tables and the corresponding division facts.

 

Science

Our learning in science will be focused on the states of matter during the early part of the half term, this will include learning about the water cycle. We will then be moving on to a study of living things and their habitats.

 

PE

5W (Mr Wilson’s class) have PE on a Monday.

5E (Mr Emmens’ class) have PE on a Tuesday. 

Please make sure your child arrives at school wearing their kit on their PE day!

 

Topic

Our Topic for this half term will be Italy and volcanoes. We will explore the importance and impact of volcanoes around the world over the last 2000 years, making links across the curriculum

Homework

 

Spelling

Each week, your child will get a spelling rule to investigate and practise - or sometimes a set of their own targeted spellings. They will then have a spelling test on the following Friday on words that follow that rule.

 

Talking homework

Please encourage your children to discuss with you anything that they know about volcanoes. This will help them with their written work in class. 

 

Times tables

It is becoming more important than ever for children to have a secure grasp of the times tables – all the way up to 12 x 12. Please encourage them to practise these at home using Times Tables Rock Stars – your child’s teacher will provide login information shortly.

 

Reading

Please encourage your child to read regularly at home and ask them to talk to you about what they are reading! There is a space in the homework diaries to record reading which takes place with an adult.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

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