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Welcome to Term 5

Topaz Class

Teachers: Mrs Wright (M Tu W) and Mrs Bradshaw (Th F)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Inkpen

Opal Class

Teacher: Mrs Patterson
Teaching Assistant: Ms Jimenez

Term 5 Topic: The Prehistoric World

Our Big Question for the term is 'Who were the first people to live in Britain?' We will focus our learning on what life was like in Britain during the Stone Age. As part of our launch for this term, we will have a Stone Age Workshop to help us to better understand what life was like during this period of history.

Our PE takes place Tuesday and Wednesday mornings this term. We will build our athletics and tag-rugby skills. We will be outside as often as possible, so please make sure that your child comes in to school in the correct kit. Please also ensure that long hair is tied back, and that earrings are removed. 

Our English learning for this term:

We will look at three key texts throughout the term. Within our writing, we will develop our instructional writing skills based on the stimulus How to wash a Woolly Mammoth. We will also use the texts Stone Age Boy and the classic, Stig in the Dump to help expand our imagination when writing narratives.

Reading is the key to success!

Children will be expected to read most nights in the week for at least 10 minutes. Please record how your child has got on with their book in your child's reading record. This might include their understanding of the vocabulary used; how they inferred a character's emotions or actions; or even a prediction made based on what had already been read.

Maths

We will begin this term by expanding our understanding of fractions, which we developed  in Term 4. We will introduce how to add and subtract simple fractions. We will then revisit our understanding of money from Year 2. We will apply our adding and subtracting skills to different denominations of money. We will end the term by looking at TIME, introducing the children to Roman Numerals for the first time, before applying time with a focus on minutes.

Throughout the term, we will continue to practise our 3, 4 and 8 times tables, introducing the 6 times tables nearer the end of term. Please continue to practise your 3, 4 and 8 times tables, along with reviewing your 2, 5 and 10s.

We place great importance on learning and practising our timetables.  To aid us, the children are encouraged to use Times Tables Rock Stars and will engage in multiplication challenges games daily. Please click on the link below to access Times Table Rock Stars.

Home Learning

 

Your child’s weekly home learning will consist of:

• Daily reading (to be recorded in Reading Records)

• Times table practice (Times Table Rock Stars website linked above)

• Spellings/Phonics 

Useful Links

Below, you can find a number of useful links to help support your child's learning:

Useful Links

  • Doorway Online
    Doorway Online is a collection of free and highly accessible educational games.
  • Phonics Play
    You may log in with the following details: username: jan21 password: home
  • Small Town Superheroes
    You’ll need to use your English skills to help the heroes complete all the missions.
Topic Web

Our Termly Topic Web outlines how the topic of the term will play into each subject. It acts to outline what will be studied across the curriculum in the term. Our current Topic Web can be found below and as an attachment: