to the summer term. Where has the year gone?!
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'.
Maths: Measure, statistical problems such as graphs and timetables,
problem solving using all four operations together with mental and written
methods are the main topics we
book this half term is Ice Trap! which recounts Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempt
to cross the Antarctic.
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: We will continue to look at forces,
followed by lifecycles of plants and animals.
History: We are learning about Benin and will make cross curricular
links with geography.
Art: Model making of the Endurance boat, portraits of the crew, scenes
of the Antarctic are just some of the work we will be doing this term.
I.C.T: Children will continue to learn to
programme and will be using Kodu. We will also use ICT to research and present
our various topics (Word, Publisher, Powerpoint).
Music: We will continue to learn the fife and to
sing in weekly choir sessions. In addition, Tiffany will teach a half hour
session of music where she will focusing on coordination, different rhythms and music which links to
R.E: Buddhism is our main topic. I am hoping
to book a trip to the Buddhist Temple in Wimbledon. Details to follow.
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 school book. I cannot emphasise
enough how important it is that your child reads every day.
Steps: We will continue
with the times and division tables and other key facts. The emphasise 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. We are
finding that those children who regularly practise their next steps are making
the most progress in maths so it is important you encourage your child to learn
them by hear. I know how hard it is to fit everything in, but testing them on
the way to school, in the car etc is a good way to keep up the practise.
Library: We will continue to go to the library every 2 weeks on
Wednesday afternoons.. I will let you know by text and on the usual homework
cover sheet the dates of the visits.
Mosaic: We are very lucky to be taking part in
this programme over the next term, which builds on children's confidence and
focuses on their future pathways. We will also have the opportunity to visit a
university. Details to follow nearer the time.
as I said before, do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any concerns.
look forward to working with you this term
With best wishes
Siobhan and Cheneiss