6th January 2015
New Year! Cheneiss and I hope you enjoyed the Christmas break - back to next
steps, homework and reading!
is a list of some of the topics we will be covering over the next term, visits
and hopefully some useful information. Further details can be found on our
school website under 'Medium Term Plans.'
shape, measures and consolidating all four operations.
Literacy: This term we will be studying Macbeth by
William Shakespeare. To support and extend our learning I have booked a trip to
the Globe on 25th February. Details to follow.
P.E: P.E is still once a week on Mondays. This
term the children will continue to use the great facilities over at Southfields
Children need the school P.E kit including trainers.
Science: Earth and Space will be our first topic
followed by Forces.
Geography: We are exploring Scotland as part of our cross curricular
link with Macbeth. We will look at maps, including OS maps and explore the
physical features, land use and distribution of resources. We will also be
learning the meaning of a range of geographical vocabulary such as latitude,
longitude, equator, hemisphere, biome -
to name but a few!.
Art: Elizabethan theatre, masks.
I.C.T: Children will continue to learn to program
and will be using Kodu. We will also use ICT to research our various topics.
Music: We will continue to learn the fife every
Monday and sing in weekly choir sessions. We are thrilled to be taking part in
Young Voices again and will visit the O2 on 29th January 2015.
R.E: Chinese New Year and Easter
Reading, homework: Cheneiss
and I are very happy with the way most children are completing their homework,
next steps and reading. We are glad to
see that children are reading for longer each night and completing their
reading assignments when given. Please
continue to encourage your child to read for a purpose, as well as reading their
Steps: We will continue
with the times and division tables and other key facts. The emphasis is on
immediate recall, so as before children will at times revisit lower tables to
check they still have instant recall. Please donít worry or be upset. The table
needs to be written out each night and brought into school each day.
Library: We will continue to go to the library every 2 weeks on a Wednesday
afternoon. Our first visit this term will be on 14th January 2015.
as I said before, do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any concerns.
look forward to working with you again this term
With best wishes