Reading is a key focus for our class, children will complete a half termly Star Reading test and select books within the appropriate level to read independently. Children are expected to read every day and record their reading in their reading record book. Reading records books are regularly checked in school. We will read a selection of Fiction and Non-fiction stories linked to our topic. Our whole class guided reading is Julius Caesar. Our class story is the Journal of Iliona the Roman Slave. Please set time aside each day to share reading books with your child, asking them questions and record their reading in reading record books.
In Maths, we will continue to develop fluency within the four number operations using our '99 club' challenges and will focus on number operations and problem solving using fractions. Times tables will be essential to your child not just in their primary learning but in Secondary education and beyond, as such - time spent learning these is never wasted time!
In writing, we will continue to explore ambitious vocabulary and spelling patterns; spellings will be sent home weekly on a Monday and tested the following Monday. Our focus this half term will be Non fiction Children will learn to write a report about Julius Caesar, an eyewitness account of Caesar's victorious arrival in Rome and prepare and present a speech from the view point of Brutus or Mark Antony.
Outdoor learning is proving to be very successful and will be learning how to use an 8 point compass and learning the skills of orienteering.
Every morning we complete a wake up shake activity, which may include activities outside weather permitting, this supports our drive to increase physical activity during the day and is led by our sports ambassadors. Our PE sessions are on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Bray which will include athletics, maypole dancing and a week of swimming.
All homework books should be handed in every Thursday to be marked and handed back out on Friday.
Reading should be completed every day and recorded in their reading record book
If you need any further assistance about the way we work in the classroom please speak to Mrs Howells.