Welcome to Class 8 - Mrs. Gough and Mrs.Kralj
Welcome back to school everyone! We hope you've had a fantastic summer holiday and now ready to work really hard at school!
We are both excited to get to know our new class and hope to have lots of fun plus make super progress with our learning!
In English we will be reading the above book and a range of other African stories. We will retell the story and then use it as the basis for creating our own version. For the non fiction unit of the term we will research African animals and write a non chronological report about a favourite one. Each week we will have several spelling and handwriting lessons and cover grammar work that will directly improve our writing tasks.
In maths, we will be learning about the composition of the number 100 and how it can be split into groups of 10, 20, 25 and 50. This will involve using the skills of addition and subtraction.We will explore number sequences which in turn will help us learn and understand the times tables; specifically the 3s, 4s and 8 times tables. Problem solving and reasoning will play a large part in all lessons.
In science we will learn about plants; what they need to grow and the functions of each part. We will learn about pollination and how seeds are dispersed.
Humanities - Geography focus
We will begin with learning about the major rivers of the United Kingdom; naming and locating them. This will lead us into the key question of what is the water cycle? Through a range of activites the children will learn how this works and how rivers are created. We are hoping to introduce the children to simple fieldwork which will involve looking at the River Dean flowing near our school. Details will be sent home nearer the time.
We will have indoor and outdoor PE this half term. Please remember to bring your PE kit.
We will send homework home on a Friday. The children will have a new spelling list and a maths activity each week. They will also have grammar and comprehension homework on alternate weeks. Please ensure their completed homework is returned for marking by the following Wednesday. Our weekly spelling test will also be on Wednesday.
Please encourage your child to read everyday and make a note in their reading diary.
Try and make time to read to your child
Be a role model
Use rhymes, songs and games
Visit the library
Make the focus...FUN!
Thank you and please feel free to come into school at the end of the day if you have any questions or concerns,
Mrs. Gough and Mrs. Kralj