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Miss Rockett (5R)
Mr Postin (5P)
Mr Hayat (5P)
Mrs Sherwood (PPA cover)
Mrs Brighton (PPA cover)
Miss Hinton (PPA/PE cover)
Mrs Kaur (1:1 Support)
Our topic for this term is 'Ancient Egyptians'. During this topic, the children will be developing a chronological knowledge of world history and where the Ancient Egyptian civilisation fits into this. We will explore the achievements of the Egyptians and how they have impacted on the world today. Mummification, Gods and Goddesses, the River Nile, Tutankhamun, Hieroglyphics and the death of Cleopatra are just a few of the topics that we cover. The children will also compare their lives today to that of an Ancient Egyptian child.
We will be studying how to write non-chronological reports, instructional texts, diary entries and narrative. We will be exploring a range of sentence types, subordinate clauses and vocabulary. Spelling and grammar will be included in every lesson as well as experimenting with a range of punctuation and manipulation of sentences and word order. We will be encouraging children to develop their inferential skills and the detail of their written responses during weekly reading comprehension and guided reading sessions.
We will continue to develop our mastery approach to mathematics developing their reasoning, problem solving and fluency. We will begin by looking at the place value of numbers up to one million. We will consolidate the learning from Year 4 and start to bridge the gaps from missing units. The four operations will be covered throughout the term along with interpreting data and area and perimeter. They will need to continue to learn their times tables up to 12x12. Each week we will focus on a mathematical concept in arithmetic to consolidate their understanding. Weekly Times Table Rockstar battles will also be set up for the children to participate and compete in.
PE kits should be in school at all times. Children will take them home at half term to be washed and ready for the next half term. The kit should include: a white t-shirt, royal blue shorts and black PE pumps. Plain black or navy jogging bottoms can be worn in the winter. PE kits can be purchased from the office. Please make sure that your child takes off any jewellery before coming into school. If your child is unable to participate in PE, please send them in with a note.
PE lessons take place on:
5R - Wednesday PM
5H - Wednesday PM
5P - Thursday PM (Miss Hinton)
Homework is set every week online. For Maths homework, we will be encouraging children to use Times Table Rockstars, which will be set on a Monday to the following Sunday. English/Maths/Topic homework task will be alternated and set each week, using either Purple Mash or Education City. Some additional homework may be asked for throughout the term which will be prompts for in class work.
Please encourage your child to read daily and listen to them at least once a week and sign their reading diary. Every Friday, the class teacher will sign their reading diaries, please ensure they bring them in to school on this day.
Your child will be tested on their spellings every Friday morning.
At the start of every half term, a spelling list will be sent home with your child. Please ensure that your child learns their spellings and are tested on them at home where possible. The spellings can also be found below, in case your child loses their copy.
Please find the link below to all of the spelling lists for the Autumn term. Try to find the definition of the words and use them within a sentence, as this can help to broaden the children's vocabulary within lessons. The children will be tested on their spellings every Friday morning.
For the spellings k from the french complete games from Spelling frame Year 3 and 4 spelling rule 17
For the spellings ch words that make a k sound, complete games from Spelling frame Year 3 and 4 spelling rule 15.
For the spellings ch words with an sh sound, complete games fromSpelling frame Year 3 and 4 spelling rule 16.
You will continue to have paper spelling tests weekly on a Friday. This is to ensure that your letter formation and handwriting is clear and precise.
Enjoy the activities. Do as many as you like.
If you know you need extra practise with certain spelling patterns and rules, or you just want to challenge yourself then you can complete extra games.
For the latest up-to-date news and events please link the school calendar to your personal calendar at our website:
Wednesday 8th September - Egyptian Day
Wednesday 22nd September- Individual photographs
Tuesday 12th October - Parent consultations
Wednesday 13th October- Parent consultations
Thursday 21st October- Break up for half-term
Friday 22nd October- INSET Day
Monday 1st November - Beginning of Autumn 2
Wednesday 3rd November- Clay model parent workshop
Wednesday 15th December- Christmas performance
Friday 17th December - break up for Christmas Holiday
More dates to follow soon.
Please note, some events may have to be cancelled or rescheduled due to Covid-19.
Please can you encourage and remind children to wear black school shoes to school and not trainers. Our children look so smart when they are in full school uniform and we would like the same standards for everyone.
Also, a gentle reminder that mobile phones are not permitted to be brought into school. If there is a particular reason why your child needs to bring a phone into school, please speak to the office staff as there are certain conditions that are outlined in a letter and a form needs to be signed.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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