Welcome back and Happy New Year from Mrs Chapman and I. We would like to say a great, big THANK-YOU for all of the cards and gifts given to us at Christmas. We were blown away by your generosity and kindness.
This term our topic is called 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures' and we are very excited for the upcoming weeks as we have lots of exciting things planned for the children.
In English we will be reading 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. We have already started to explore the character of Grandma and discovered that she is an evil, selfish witch of a woman. We have been writing our own character descriptions of her using expanded noun phrases, alliteration and similes for effect. We will be moving on to looking at instructions later in the term.
In Maths we have started to learn about division. We have been looking at practical sharing and we will be moving on to using the number line to divide in the upcoming weeks and linking this to the bar model - exploring how many groups of a number go into a larger one.
In geography we will be learning about weather patterns and how climate differs around the world. We have been recording temperatures on thermometers and were amazed that some countries have negative temperatures! We couldn't imagine living somewhere where the average summer temperature was just 12 degrees!
In DT we will be planning our own cakes to make - more details to come your way soon.
In science we will be looking at changing state and investigating melting chocolate!
Finally, in computing we will be exploring websites to find out facts about a chosen topic. We will be using copy and paste to record the facts we find in a Word document.
As you are aware, children have all been given a CGP SATs revision book. This will now be their homework, alongside regular reading and spellings. The CGP books are fantastic and something we use in class regularly so the children are very familiar with them.
Homework tasks will be set on Friday. The page number will be circled along with the date so that you are aware of which pages are to be completed that week. Homework books need to be handed in by the following Friday so that they can be marked and new homework set. Of course, if your child completes their homework sooner, please send it back in readiness for the Friday.