It is with great pleasure that I will be teaching your children this year. In Willow Class the children will have reached a milestone as they are now Juniors! This year we will build on what they have learnt in Year 2 in Maths and English and they will experience new, exciting topics.
This term’s topic is called Marvellous Mountains and Raging Rivers. It is a broad topic where we will delve deep into human and physical Geography. We begin the term with a German artist named Paul Klee who used shapes to create abstract pieces of colourful art.
Through the artist and author Jeannie Willis the children will learn about: geographical features, map reading; environmental change and they will begin using compasses and grid references. Our Geography based trip this term will be to Moel Famau and a river trip, where children will have first hand experience of these key physical features of the environment. From this we will also complete a recount of our trip to link in with our English.
In English we will be looking at a variety of texts. Children will use exciting vocabulary to write a senses poem, learn about the features of a journey story and write their own and compose their own instructional text.
As children are now in KS2 it is important more than ever that they continue reading outside of school in order to progress in their reading skills, especially in understanding what they are reading about. As per the homework policy please ensure you listen to your child read each day – this is a vital step in becoming fluent readers.
In Maths we will be focusing on Place Value to begin with for children to deepen their understanding of numbers up to 1000. Each day children will also recap previous learning through key skills sessions.
On Thursday, Mrs Leader will be teaching the class Science.
This page will be updated with the day the children will be doing PE in due course. Swimming will be on Tuesday afternoon so please make sure your child has their PE/Swimming kit in school.
Like last term, homework will be set each Monday and must be completed by the Friday of the same week. You can help with homework but please do not do it for your child. Please fill out your child’s reading records when you hear them read each night. (Homework is extremely important. Please refer to the Oak View homework policy for more information regarding homework.)
I will always make myself available to discuss your child’s progress and any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to catch me at the end of the day or to arrange another time to meet.
Miss Nadia Notarpippo and Miss Jones