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Termly Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back! I hope you had a brilliant Summer, it has flown by and we are now starting our new term in Sycamore class! I’m excited to get started and work hard with the children this year.

Our topic for this term is the Roman Empire and its impact upon Britain. We will be learning all about the Roman invasions, how the Romans lived, and what they have left behind. During the first half term, I am planning to take the children on a trip to Chester, led by Chester’s very own Roman guide! This will be an exciting trip that will enrich our learning in this area.

In Maths, we will be very busy and working hard on our Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division skills. We will also be focusing on our times tables, it would be great if you could support the children at home with this. Times tables games are a fun way to improve skills and fluency.

In English, we will be looking at a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, including some fun and enthusing poetry work. The class will be writing their very own journey story, focusing on their handwriting, grammar and punctuation skills. Our first class novel will be ‘Fortunately, the milk’, a fun and inspiring story that will help the children in their writing of a journey story. Following this, we will also be writing our own newspaper reports.

Our class Science lessons will focus on living things and their habitats, including a focus on the main art of the human digestive system.

In RE, we will be exploring Sikhism and the Gurdwara, followed by Holy days and Ceremonies. This will be followed by studying Christianity, taking a focus on Jesus’ Birth and incarnation.

The children will be going Swimming every Thursday morning, starting this week. They will also have PE with our school sports coach every Tuesday afternoon. It would be best for the children bring their PE kit to school every Monday morning, and take home on a Friday.

Homework will be given every Monday and will need to be returned by Friday. This will include one piece of English and Maths and weekly spellings.

I am really looking forward to starting the term! If you have any queries, please feel free to come and see at the end of the school day.

Thanks,

Miss Burke.

Curriculum