This is what is happening in term 1
Dear Pupils, Parents and Guardians,
This term we will be travelling back to the Roman era, with the children looking closely at the Romans! Within Literacy we will be focusing on the texts Gladiator Boy and Escape Pompeii as well as looking into some Roman Myths and Legends; linking these to our literacy and in our writing. As a class we will be learning about the impact of the Roman Empire in Britain, Julius Caesar and his attempted invasion, Hadrian’s Wall, Boudicca and her rebellion as well as whole host of other topics within the Roman topic. Throughout the upcoming year, there will be a daily focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG), as well as developing a love of reading. Any opportunities at home for reading with your child would be fantastic, as well as times tables and spelling practice.
Within Maths, Hawks class will be focusing on place value before moving on to addition and subtraction. Pupils will be focusing on not only the importance of procedural understanding but how to apply this knowledge to a range of reasoning and fluency questions. This year children will complete the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC), so it is really important that they are practicing those times tables whenever possible!
As well as this, Science will revolve around Electricity, we will explore circuits, constructing a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers, uses of electricity and currents.
PE will be on a Wednesday morning with Mr. Hayes and Thursday afternoon, so PE kit should be worn into school instead of School Uniform on these days. Please note, children with earrings need to remove them prior to PE due to health and safety.
A homework grid will be handed out with a variety of activities to be completed. Each task will be worth house points and a minimum of 4 tasks must be completed over the next term.
If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact either of us on the email addresses above, leave a message at the office or a note with your child to give to me. We look forward to the year ahead.
Please click on the links below to access the remote learning resources for the appropriate week of the school closure.
If you would like any other resources, you can find suggested generic links under the 'School Closure' section of the school website, located here.