We are really looking forward to welcoming the children back to an exciting new term in September.
Our topic for this half term will be Woodland Wonders and will focus on the Science, Geography and Art curriculums. We will be making visits to the Forest School area at the top of the field to investigate plants and animals. We will be using fieldwork skills to draw maps, follow routes and use simple compass directions.
In Art we are going to be looking at the work of Gail Bartel, who draws much of her inspiration from nature and will be creating clay owls and creating mixed media owls/trees and drawing on the nature around us.
In English this term our choice of text will support out topic work as we are starting with ‘Hoodwinked’ which is based on the familiar tale of Little Red Riding Hood. We will be using the text to explore characters, settings and storytelling, and then to develop our own writing skills and style. Listening to your child read each night and reading to them is critical to their progress in English so please continue to do this as much as you can. This is something we will monitor as the year progresses.
This term in Maths we are starting the year with number and place value and then moving on to addition and subtraction. Towards the end of the term we will be recapping on shape, position, direction and movement.
Please be advised that children will need a full P.E. kit in school from the start of term. Our P.E. days will be flexible so please ensure P.E. kits are always in school. Hair should be tied back and children need to be able to remove their own earrings, if they choose to wear them to school.
Your child should bring their reading record and reading book to school every day, along with a named water bottle. All uniform, coats, and winter wear should be clearly labelled so that it can be returned to your child in the event that it is lost.
Homework will be sent home on a weekly basis and will include
· Your child reading their reading book each night. This needs to be signed by the adult who heard them.
· A small piece of Maths or English. Your child should spend no longer than 15 minutes on this.
· Spellings. Your child’s progress will be reviewed at the end of each half term.
Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and is expected to be returned by the Wednesday of the following week.
We are going to have a lovely term together.
The link for our Wonderful Woodlands Plan is as follows: