Our topic this term is Invasions. We will be learning about the Vikings and how they invaded Britain. To do this, we will be writing fiction and non-fiction texts on the Vikings and we will explore their invasions and tactics in topic lessons. In DT, children will build their own longboats with the objective that they are historically accurate and can float.
Homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Children will have Maths questions to complete and a set of weekly spellings. Alongside this, the children will choose 5 activities they would like to complete based on our class topic.
Rather than having a ‘reading day’ the children will take part in Guided Reading activities on a daily basis. These activities will involve a mixture of reading with adults as well as individual reading activities. Your child is welcome to change their books as soon as they are ready to (by putting them in a box in the class room at the start of the day). We ask that the children bring their books in every day so they can be heard read as often as possible.
Taking time to read with your child at home each day and to hear them read to you is both important for them and a lovely way to spend time with your child. Try to make sure you’re in a quiet comfortable place before you start and not rushed. Please do encourage your child to get their reading book changed regularly – it really helps with their progress.
Pupils have two PE lessons each week; the type of lesson depends on the time of year, for example rugby in winter, athletics in summer. Children should have their full (named) PE kit in school at all times. If your child takes part in an after school sports club, remember that they should bring their PE kit back the following day.
Talking with Teachers
As always, if you have any queries about the curriculum or your child’s progress and development, please do come in and discuss it with their class teacher. The best time for a quick word or to arrange a chat is at the end of school day when teachers let the children out. If you feel your concerns are not resolved effectively, please feel free to come and chat with Mr. Southcott.