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Dear Parents / Carers,

Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas break and that the children are all ready for some tough challenges to come.

In English this term we will be exploring the defeating a villain story of ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ by Ross Mackenzie. Our non-fiction will focus on a newspaper article with the focus on direct and indirect speech.

Our Maths skills will develop our abilities to multiply and divide numbers before focusing on fractions. It is vital that the children learn and know their times tables (up to 12 x 12) fluently. This will support their learning and enable them to answer questions of increasing difficulty with ease. Plenty of practice at home, including times tables games, will help with this.

Science this term will focus on materials before shifting to look at forces. This will include learning about reversible and irreversible changes, magnetic fields and even gravity itself.

Our topic this term is ‘The Maya Civilisation’ we will be learning about their way of life. We will learn about when they existed, how they existed and even what brought their civilization to an abrupt end. Their beliefs, mathematical system and writing will form part of our topic and help bring this ancient civilization to life.

PE will be on Wednesdays children will be expected to be in the correct PE kit for this, however it is best if your child brings in their kit on a Monday and then takes it home on a Friday to wash.

Homework (Maths, English and Spellings), will be set every Monday and is due back by Friday. There will be a weekly homework club every Monday to support children with this. As part of the children’s weekly homework it is essential that children regularly spend time reading and practicing their times tables (1-12) at home. Please ensure your child reads regularly at home, writing in their reading record when they do so.

Please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you need any more information or have any questions.

Many thanks,

Miss Richardson