Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a happy holidays and enjoyed the much needed break from the end of terms assessments. Everyone worked really hard last term, and should be proud of everything you achieved.
Our topic this term is ‘Stargazers’. We will be exploring Earth and space in science and through many other topics this term.
This term is ‘book term’ which means we will be exploring our topic in depth through a book taking lots of inspiration from it throughout all our lessons. To tie in with the theme of Earth and space our book is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. We will be writing adventure stories and much much more.
In Art we will be looking at Peter Thorpe’s amazing art work that is inspired by Space, using it to explore our understanding of abstract art to create beautiful space themed paintings.
Our unit in Science is Earth and space, we will be learning about the planets and how they rotate round the Sun. we will also be looking at how the axis of the Earth impacts seasons as well as learning about the lunar cycle.
We will just be having PE on a Thursday this term as usually this is the term that we would be going swimming but Covid guidance is that it is still not safe to do so. Please can children come into school appropriately dressed for dance on a Thursday as this will be what they are doing in PE this term.
We have made great progress with our new reading system AR, many children have made accelerated progress in their ability not only to read books but comprehend and be able to answer questions on what they have read.
Please also remember to sign your child’s reading record and ensure it is brought into school every day, just to let us know that they have read their book. We have a reading reward system, so that children are recognised for their efforts in reading at home.
Listening to children read is generally carried out through Guided Group Reading sessions. However, we will endeavour to make sure that children are listened to individually as often as possible and as appropriate to each child’s needs.