Sycamore class

Autumn term information:

Dear Parents.

Welcome back! I hope that you had a lovely Summer break!

In English this term we will be starting to look at a book called ‘The Whale’ which is an exciting sea adventure told without words. This story is very exciting and promotes imagination. I think that the children will really enjoy the book! After some analysis, innovation and invention, the children will write a Setting description and Newspaper report. This will encourage the children to create tension through building atmosphere in their writing! Following this, the children will look at “The Journey” which will produce a Refugee Narrative and a Diary.

In Maths, we will be focusing on the topic of place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. There will be opportunities for the children to engage in fun and practical activities to support their learning.

In Science, we will begin to focus on Animals including Humans. As well as exploring living things and their habitats, We have lots of exciting activities in store for this!

This term our topic will be ‘The Roman Empire’, focusing on different elements of Roman life and the History behind the Roman Empire. The children will use the I-pads to conduct their own research, taking some responsibility for their own learning. Following this, the children will learn about Roman settlements and the attempted invasions by Julius Caesar and the successful invasions by Claudius. The children will also look at maps to discover how goods were transported, the development of the empire and conduct research on the typical Roman town of Deva.

In Art and DT, the children will be studying the book sculpture artist ‘Malena Valcarcel’, the children will have opportunities to focus on the techniques that this artist uses and use their research to inspire their own creation of paper sculptures.

For more information for what we will be covering this term please see the attached medium term plan for English and Maths, as well as the Autumn term overview.

Homework will be given out on a Monday and needs to be returned by Friday. Spellings will also be given out on a Monday and the children will need to learn them at home. There will be a spelling test every Friday. It is really important that the children learn their spellings at home. It would also be great if you could read at home with your child, even if it is just a few pages each evening.

PE will be on Monday and Tuesday children will be expected to be in the correct PE kit. It is best if your child brings in their kit on a Monday and takes it home to wash on a Friday.

If you need anything, please do not hesitate to come and see me,

Miss Leonard and Mrs Oakes.

Math MTP Aut 1