Welcome to Cherry Class!
In Literacy this term we will be reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We are going to compare this with other Morpurgo books and look at similarities and differences. Activities based around this will include developing persuasive writing skills and looking at more complex language. We will also be combining this with their guided reading sessions so we have a real immersion into this fabulous book. We will also be looking in more detail at grammar and punctuation. We are starting to teach a timetabled weekly session to properly focus on specific skills in this area. This is in line with the new National Curriculum.
In Maths we will be continuing to look at key skills in number including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. At the beginning of term the children will begin with a unit about place value - which will be linked to decimals - before moving onto revising mental and written methods across all four operations.
All the children have new spellings to learn for this half term. Spelling tests take place each Monday morning.
Our topic for this term is Rainforests. Some of the Spring homework has been linked to this topic.
In Science this term we will be learning about Forces. We have already been looking at the force of gravity and we have been finding out some surprising facts about what happens to objects as they get pulled to the ground. This is a great module and will enable us to do lots of interesting scientific tests.
A reminder that all the children should have a P.E. kit with all their items named. They will need a track suit once the weather gets colder. Our class will have swimming lessons in the summer term.
Homework is always set on Fridays and is due in the following Wednesday. The children will be given an opportunity to choose a book to read in school. In addition, they should be reading for at least 15 minutes everyday at home. Most children are doing very well at completing their homework on time and some are attending homework club on a Monday to do this. Please encourage them to keep putting effort into their homework set. It is a vital part of their learning.
Cherry class will be going to the Keeping Gallery on Thursday 23rd February. This educational visit will be directly linked to our class text, The Highwayman, which the children have been learning about since returning to school this month.
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Thank you for your continued support. We are having a great year so far!
Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Mustafa