Autumn Term 1 2021

 

Curriculum Map

Dear Parents/carers,

The children have settled in well, and we have already made great progress in establishing a fantastic learning atmosphere. The children have continually shown kindness and support to each other in their learning, and I am already feeling very privileged to teach such a class!

Here are some ways in which you can help and support your child in their learning:

Punctuality

Children should be in school on time in order to start the day calmly and promptly. Please make every effort to ensure that your child is on time so they are settled and ready for learning. Children should be ready to enter class as the gates open at 8.30am, with the latest to arrive at 8:45am. This has been excellent so far, and I hope this continues all year.

Homework

Your child will be given a reading book and Reading Record Book to take home. It is important that your child reads for at least 10 minutes every day with you. Please encourage them by asking questions and discussing the plot, characters and theme. It is also very helpful to comment in the Reading Record Book. Please note any words your child found difficult, as well as comments on their fluency and understanding.

Your child will be given spellings to learn and short maths homework each week. New spellings and Maths challenges will be handed out on Fridays. We will also be focussing on times tables and there will be extra work sent home for practice on some days. There will also be extra practise for Maths via our online portal: ‘MY MATHS’ – a separate letter has been sent home about this, which includes your child’s log in details.

Occasionally your child will be given homework in a work book to complete. This may be either a Literacy or Numeracy piece and it will reflect current learning in class.

Please encourage your child to complete their homework, supporting them where necessary.

Fruit

Children are allowed to bring a piece of fruit into school to have at playtime, but fruit does not include breakfast fruit bars!

Curriculum

Our topic for the first half term is Ancient Egypt. Please see the topic web for further details on this and what else we will be covering in all other subjects.

PE

It is important that your child has a complete PE kit for Gymnastic and PE lessons. We have inside Dance on Wednesday and PE on Friday . When ever possible, I will also be taking the children for a ‘daily mile’ run, but they do not need a PE kit for this.

Labelling of Clothes

Please make sure a biro pen is used to clearly label your child’s clothes, even hats and gloves and ties have labels to write on! Almost 100% of lost property is unnamed clothing. I am continually amazed to witness expensive unnamed clothing being sucked down into the whirlpool of lost property never to be seen by their original owner again.

RE

The RE topic this term is – The Christian Family

The children will develop their understanding that the church is the family of God and know that we join this family when we receive Sacrament of Baptism. They will learn what happens at Baptism and learn about the signs used and why they are used. They will learn about the promises made by parents and God parents at Baptism and develop their understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism.

Dates for your diary

Monday the 13th of September 2021

Meet the teacher Google Classroom Meet at 4:30pm – please log in to GC via your child’s portal, and click on the Meet link which is on the classroom banner. If you are not sure how to do this, ask your child, as they have had plenty of practise during this last year. It will be great to chat and answer any questions you may have, look forward to seeing you then!

Friday the 8th of October – Ancient Egypt workshop trip to Horniman Museum

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me on jmurphy108.209@lgflmail.org

Julia Murphy

Useful websites:

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

classroom.google.com