Your children have made an amazing start to the year and are working really hard in lessons whilst having a great time. During our first week the children created some Rainforest 3D collages and sketched some pictures of themselves to go on display. We have also had lots of fun in the first few weeks, including a day when we introduced music as a topic and got to watch a music based movie – The Greatest Showman.
Learning at School
In English, we have been reading and writing stories about dragons and other monsters. Please have a look at the pictures we took when we discovered the Havant Dragon.
In Maths, we are working with numbers from 1 – 1000, exploring all four operations practically and investigating numbers in a fun way. Most recently, we have been looking at part-whole models and have introduced fractions.
During our afternoon sessions, we have studied Plants as a science topic and the children investigated what happens to plants if we deprive them of things such as water and light. In addition, we have studied Rainforests, looking at the plants, animals and people that are there. Next half term we will be studying European geography and in Science we will be studying ‘Animals, including Humans’.
Supporting your children at home with their reading and spelling
Where possible, we would ask that you read with your children at home on a regular basis. We aim for a minimum of 3 reads per week on separate days. In addition, the children are revising their 2,5 and 10 times tables. Please can you practice these with your children at home through chanting, singing, writing and playing games. If you need any ideas, please do not hesitate to ask. If you have a computer, the following website is good for fun times tables games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables .
We wish everyone a restful half-term and look forward to seeing you all after the short break.