Welcome to Owl class!
Welcome back. I hope you all had a wonderful break over the Easter holiday. The children all seem to have come back refreshed and ready to continue their learning, and I have enjoyed hearing about all the fun things things that they have been doing.
Our new topic is Globetrotters. Through this we will be learning all about the 7 continents and the 5 oceans of the world and the people who have explored them. The children already love the songs that wee have found to help them remember the names of all the continents and oceans. We will start by looking at the continent of Antarctica, some of the early explorers who visited it and what life was like for them there.
In English last week the children wrote their own stories based on a picture, they were inspired by looking at the book 'Journey' and the pictures in it. They have all created some fantastic stories and let their imaginations take them on some wonderful adventures. We will be moving on to learn the poem '10 things found in a Wizard's pocket' and will be creating our own versions of the poem. We will also spend some time writing about the explorers we learn about in our topic work.
In Maths we will be focusing on showing how we worked out our answers and explaining our reasoning in order to demonstrate a broader understanding of the questions we are being asked and to help us spot errors when we check our answers. We will use our reasoning and problem solving skills to answer questions related to statistics, time, fractions, addition, subtraction and place value.
Our PE days have changed to a Monday and Tuesday so please make sure your children have a full PE kit including suitable footwear for going outside, which is fully labelled.
Spellings come home on Thursday so you have all weekend to practice them before our tests on Tuesdays!
Reading books are changed on a Monday but please bring your books and reading diaries every day.
Finally please make sure that the children have a labelled water bottle in school every day.