Welcome to Buzzards Class!!
A warm welcome back to term two in Buzzards class. We have a busy term ahead where our topic is geography based and the children will be learning about towns, cities and counties in Great Britain as well as other countries around the world. They will also be learning about the continents and oceans of the world.
Spellings will be taught on a Monday each week and the children will be given a new set of spellings to learn with an activity for homework, they will have a week to learn the spellings and will be tested on the following Monday morning.
Please make sure that your child has a PE kit in school every day. This term the Year 4s will be swimming on a Monday afternoon whilst the Year 5s will be having inside PE with Miss Keates. On Wednesdays, we are extremely lucky to have Mr Mitchell coming in to teach our class dance. Please make sure that your child has a PE kit suitable for the weather just in case we go outside.
The children will be given their homework on a Wednesday, it is due back in on a Monday and will alternate between spelling and mental maths activities. They will need to practise both each week, but they will also have a focussed activity to do.
We are currently having a big push on reading. It would be really appreciated if you can encourage your child to read frequently at home, this really helps them at school in other areas of their learning. We are all asking that the children in our classes read at least three times a week and those that do so will be rewarded with a special play time on a Friday afternoon. This doesn’t need to be their school reading book, but any reading material or genre that they are interested in. It needs to be recorded by an adult in their reading record. This will be counted up each week.
Don’t forget Mathletics! Playing this regularly really supports the children in their learning of maths and is great fun! The children also have log-in details for ‘My Maths’ whereby homework is sometimes set and completed on-line. We now have access to Times Tables Rock Stars which is also proving very helpful with the children’s times tables recall. They all have a password, so can continue with this at home. TopMarks ‘Hit the Button’ is also a great way for the children to keep learning and consolidating their times tables knowledge. Please encourage your child to go back over previous times tables too!
There are also lots of other interactive activities available on TopMarks which the children are familiar with.
If you wish to speak to me about anything, please come and see me. Many thanks,
Please find our current curriculum letter below.
Stuck with what to read? Take a look at the link below for some book ideas which are suitable for your year group.
Reading prompts/questions can be accessed using the link below.