Welcome back - I hope everyone has enjoyed the Easter Holidays.
English: Our topic is Once There Were Giants and will involve:
- reading comprehension skills through class stories and group guided reading
- using books featuring giants as a stimulus for writing a story, recount and poetry
- daily phonics sessions
- regular handwriting practice
Maths: We are following the Derbyshire planning guide and will focus on:
- count to and across 100, forwards and backwards
- count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s
- add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20 including 0
- represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
- solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction
- solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division
- recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes
- describe position, directions and movements, including turns
Science: Which plants would Handa find in our school grounds? (continuing from last term)
Why does it get dark earlier in winter? (ongoing)
History: Why do we have a Wells Dressing in Hayfield?
RE: Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
Who is Jewish and what do they believe?
Art: Landscapes (Mrs Keeling teaching)
PSHE: Getting on and falling out
Music: Singing and playing percussion instruments based on Jack and the Beanstalk
Computing: Programming, word processing and online safety
PE: Gymnastics and Athletics activities
Reading: Each child will read in a guided reading group twice a week and change their books as appropriate at least once a week. There may be opportunities for individual reading on any day in the week, so please ensure reading books are in school every day.
Homework: This will be sent home in the postbags on Friday as usual. A final set of Homework Challenges will also be sent home this week.
Phonics screening check: to be carried out next week. Please see separate letter in postbag.
Water bottles: Please make sure your child has a fresh bottle of water in school each day – we do not have cups in the classroom. Bottles need to be clearly named and have a sports top to avoid spillages.