Spring Term 2017
Welcome to all parents and grandparents to Emerald Class.
English: The children will be looking at the features of fables and traditional tales. They will be writing their own fable and moral at the end. The children will also be focusing on writing a news report which will be linked to our Stone Age topic. Alongside this they will also be developing their grammar, punctuation and spelling skills.
Our trip to Cliff Castle
Maths: Continuing our use of the Singapore Maths, the children will develop their understanding of numbers and the number system. They will be developing a range of calculation strategies using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods.
Emerald class will be looking at
- Different types of rock
- How fossils are formed
- Mary Anning and her contribution to palaeontology
- How soil is formed.
Topic: We will be looking at The Stone Age
Art/Design and Technology: Children will look at clay and how it was used in the Stone Age and the techniques used. They will be making their own pots using the pinching method.
Music: We are having weekly music lessons through the Wider Opportunities program. Children will be taught the violin which they will be able to take home to practice on.
P.E: Children will have their P.E lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child comes to school fully kitted. Kit comprises of a white round necked t-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls or trainers. House t-shirts may also be worn.
It is helpful if PE kit is brought into school on a Monday and left in school for the half term.
Children are required to remove all their jewellery for PE and children with long hair should tie it back to ensure their safety.
If children are unable to remove their own earrings please ensure they are removed prior to coming to school as they present a Health and Safety risk.
It is also very useful if your child's clothing is clearly labelled to speed up the identification of misplaced clothing.
Homework: Children are asked to read to an adult at home every day.We ask parents to write the pages their child has read in their reading record (e.g. pp2- 6) followed by their initials to say they have listened to them read.
Homework books: Could we please ask parents to make sure that the homework books are brought to school and taken home every day. The children will write/stick in their homework and spelling list in them.
Monday - Friday: Daily practice at reading aloud and writing/learning spellings
Monday: Times table practice.
Tuesday: Spellings given out and tested the following Tuesday
Wednesday: Talk homework.
Thursday: Topic/science work, to be handed in on the following Monday.
Friday: Maths, to be handed in on the following Wednesday
We continue to appreciate the work of parents, who come into every every week to listen to our children read and administer our weekly Times Table Challenge.
It really does make a difference!
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask me, I would be happy to help.