Panda class, Dolphin class & Panther class
Autumn Term 2018
How do we make our mark?
Book Study S.C.R.E.A.M The Mummy’s Revenge by Andrew Beasley
- Instructions – mummification
- Descriptive writing
- Non-chronological reports – mummification
- News report
- Balanced arguments
The children will continue to learn maths through the mastery approach. Areas of maths that will be covered over the term include –Place Value of larger numbers and decimals, calculation strategies (both mental calculating and formal methods), equivalent fractions and calculating with fractions, time and reading timetables, measuring, drawing and calculating angles within 2D shapes and using co-ordinates to describe movement and position. We will continue to improve fluency, develop problem solving and reasoning within a range of contexts including measure.
Learning Journey Knowledge and Skills
Chronology of the Ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Briton – comparing their daily lives and the structure of society. Egyptian mummification and the afterlife,
Animals and Humans – digestion, heart and muscles
Once a week, Hampshire Music Service will be teaching the children how to use their voice through singing. At the end of term the children will be performing what they have learnt in a mini concert.
Frame structures – temples – making scaled models
Simulation Adventure Programme – The Crystal Rainforest
The children will be taking part in Tag Rugby and Basketball (outdoor); gymnastics – shape and balance and dance – based on Ancient Egyptian life (indoor).
Mindfulness, Who Decides? We are all different,
How you can help at home
Please continue to practise spellings regularly, even if your child no longer brings home a weekly spelling homework sheet. Using Spellodrome and Mathletics on a weekly basis will also support your child’s learning in these areas. Take time to enjoy books, by listening to your child to read to you and sharing stories together to build up the children’s repertoire. The children are making good progress with their times tables, so please help them by practising. We find that ‘little but often’ is usually the best approach. Above all, take time to have a conversation with your child and discuss what they are learning about at school.
Useful information and dates
Tues 25th Year 5/6 & Panda class Creative History day
Wed 26th Year 6 Height & Weight screening 9am
Thurs 27th European Languages morning and breakfast for parents and children from 8am
Fri 28th MacMillan Coffee morning for parents in hall from 9am (cakes needed please Thurs or Fri)
Mon 1st Food donation required for the Harvest Festival
Wed 3rd Inter-house challenge morning – resilience focus
Fri 12th INSET day
Wed 17th Hobby day – come to school in your hobby outfit (or bring it to school to show)
Tues 30th Individual children’s photos to be taken
Mon 12th – Fri 16th Anti-bullying week
During the week beginning 12th Nov there will be a cyberbullying workshop for parents (date/time to be arranged)
Fri 16th Children in Need fund raising day £1 donation and children dress in anything spotty / stripy / yellow or associated with Pudsey bear
Mon 19th – Fri 23rd ‘BRAKE UK’ Road Safety week
Tues 20th Yr R to Yr 6 parent teacher meetings 3.30pm – 7pm
Thurs 22nd Yr R to Yr 6 parent teacher meetings 3.30pm – 5pm
Fri 23rd Be bright, be seen non-uniform day (fluorescent colours)
Tues 4th Flu immunisation for Year R – 5 children
Fri 7th Christmas Fayre 3.15pm – 5pm
Thurs 13th Yr 5/6 + Panda class Listen to Me concert 1.30pm Dolphin class 2pm Panther class 2.30pm Panda class
Mon 17th Christmas Lunch