Welcome to Otter Class
Spring 1 is off to a good start. The children are enjoying our new topic of The Anglo Saxons and are eager to learn more.
In English we are writing about the Anglo Saxons in different ways such as post cards and an interview to get to know how the Anglo Saxons lived their everyday lives. This will then lead to learning to write an evaluate newspaper reports using our new topic of the Anglo Saxons. You can support their learning at home by looking at the local newspaper together and talking about features of a newspaper.
In maths we are multiplying by 9, 11, and 12 and practising different ways to show multiplication especially column multiplication. I am really impressed with how the children have been challenging themselves. We have been really pushing ourselves to explain our reasoning and problem solve. Our KIRFs this half term are 9 and 11 times tables. You can support your child's learning by making flash cards and practising times tables on the way to school.
In Science we have started our new unit on states of matter (solids, liquids and gasses.) We will be doing lots of hands on activities to explore these states of matter. We will also be talking about condensation and evaporation and its role in the water cycle. The knowledge mat for this unit can be found at the bottom of this page to support your child's learning at home.
We have also been building our Spanish vocabulary such as greetings, colours and animals.
In PE we will start our new unit of pitching and fielding. We will be developing these skills and applying them to different sports.
In Guided Reading we are reading a book called "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket. This is a story about three children that move into a strange house after they are orphaned. We are having a lot of great discussions from this book!
I look forward to the term ahead. If you need to reach me I am available at the end of the school day or by my College Town email.
- P.E is every Tuesday afternoon
-Children change their library books on Monday afternoon
-Children can bring in their own books from home for independent reading on Fridays