The Happy Hedgehogs
Welcome to the second half of the Autumn Term!
Our topic is Invaders and we are now moving on to learning about the Vikings.
Our English work will be linked to our topic. We are using There’s A Viking In My Bed by Jeremy Strong as our class book to support the Vikings topic. From this book we will be inspired to write diaries, character and setting descriptions and narratives. Alongside this, we will be developing our reading skills through a variety of texts and comprehensions in Cracking Comprehension, and making progress in our spelling through using Read Write Inc. The children now have a spelling log book to learn spellings each week. Depending on which group they are in they may not have a log book but are learning phonics each day according to what they need.
Thank you for your support with the children’s reading – they have now all been assessed and are bringing home books at the correct level of comprehension for them.
Our maths work this term will cover a variety of areas including doubling and halving, fractions, calculations (including money), times tables, estimating and measuring, rounding and division. We are having a big focus on times tables so any opportunity to practice the 3, 4 and 8 times table will be grabbed with both hands and your help with this at home would be fantastic!
Our Science this term is Animals Including Humans. We will be exploring the nutrition that humans and animals need – the children will begin this by completing food diaries for this first week to see how balanced our diets are. Then we will be designing meals and menus to offer a balanced diet.
For our ICT this term we are looking at coding. There are a lot of resources to support this on the internet if you would like to find out more.
Our PE this term is orienteering and dance. PE days are Wednesday and Thursday.
We are learning to perform using glockenspiels to develop our musical skills.
Art and DT
Our art and DT work will be linked to our topic and will include designing and making mosaics and also looking at runes and shields.
Work done at home is really important in supporting the children’s learning. Homework for Maths and English is set on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. There are new maths games online on Abacus each Thursday and there is always Times Tables Rock Stars to log on to for practising. Reading a banded book from school is great for developing their reading skills and the children have now all been benchmarked to be bringing the correct book home.
Times Table Rock Stars https://ttrockstars.com/login