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Willow Class

Teaching Team: Mrs Pring and Mrs Packham

January 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Re: Your Child’s Learning this Term.

During this term, pupils will be learning through a variety of activities based on the National Curriculum levels that each individual child needs to achieve. We will be working (as much as possible) in a cross-curricular way to enable children to link the skills and knowledge involved.

Our main topic is: ‘’I need a hero’. We will be learning about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements and events beyond living memory that are significant globally.

 In addition, your child will be learning about the following:

Science –  Animals including Humans and Seasonal Changes

Maths –  Place value (within 50): reading, writing and ordering numbers, addition and subtraction (within 20) and measuring length, height, volume, weight. We are also learning about multiples of 2,5,10 and sharing into groups and continuing to develop knowledge of number bonds (addition and subtracting) for 10 and 20.

English ­Using the spelling  rules for adding –s and –es as the plural marker for nouns. Using suffixes – ing, -ed, -er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words. Write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher. In reading the children will be developing their decoding skills, word knowledge and comprehension skills to read words containing taught sounds.

RE – What is the good news that Jesus brings? Why does Easter matter to Christians?

Please support your child’s learning with:

Reading – please read with and to your child every day. It would also be appreciated if you could write in your child’s reading record when they have read at home. Please ensure that books borrowed from school are returned.

Spellings – please help your child to practice spellings – spellings will usually be set as part of the home learning. Knowledge of these will be assessed with a spelling test on Wednesday each week. Spellings are set on a Friday.

Just a few reminders:

P.E Kit – It is essential that your child has a T-shirt, shorts and plimsolls or trainers in school every day so that they can participate in PE activities. We currently have P.E. on a Monday and Thursday.

Water Bottles – We encourage children to drink water during the day. Research has shown that this benefits children’s learning. Please ensure that your child’s bottle is named and refilled with water daily at home.

 Put your child’s name in their clothes – It is very difficult to return lost clothes, particularly jumpers, when there is no name in them. Please ensure your child has their name written or sewn into their clothes.

 Please do not hesitate to contact Myself or Mrs Packham if you would like further information on how you can support your child’s learning at home. Thank you in advance for helping to support your child’s learning – it will benefit them greatly.

Many thanks,

Mrs Pring