AUTUMN TERM INFORMATION
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 will be Juniors! This school year we will build on (and review) what they have learnt in Year 2 in Maths and English and they will experience new, exciting topics.
This term’s topic is Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes. It is a broad and balanced topic where we will delve deep into physical Geography. We begin the term with creating landscape paintings based on a German artist named Paul Klee who used shapes to create abstract pieces of colourful art. The children will learn about: geographical features, map reading; climate and they will begin using compasses and grid references.
In English we will be looking at a variety of texts. Children will use exciting vocabulary to write setting descriptions, learn about the features of a character narrative 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. Children to deepen their understanding of numbers up to 1000. Each day children will also recap previous learning through key skills sessions.
For the start of the Autumn term at least children will be doing for thirty minutes PE daily, the children may keep their PE kit at 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 Woodall