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 A message from the Class Teacher, Miss Lawson


2018-19 Term 5 - Curriculum Newsletter


Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have all had a fun, family filled Easter break and are looking forward to the term ahead. The following information outlines our topics in Term 5:



This term, we will be working with a new class book - you will find out all about the story as we read it section by section over the term! We will be doing lots of predicting of what will happen next, as well as practising using the four sentence types in our writing: statements, commands, questions and exclamations.



We will start the term by revising our methods for the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) before using these skills to begin to solve more complication missing number problems and word problems. We will then move onto solving problems involving money, before recapping reading and showing the time on clock faces.



Our topic this term is ‘Sensational Safaris!’ We will be focussing on Kenya and comparing the similarities/differences to our location in England. We will learn about the animals found in Kenya, and those that could be spotted on safari, as well as learning about the Maasai culture. Children will also have the opportunity to compare their lives to those lives of children in Kenya.



This term, we will be learning about Islam, focusing on the learning question ‘Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?’. During this topic, we will be learning about the Prophet Muhammad and some of the stories about his life, as well as finding out about mosques and reflecting on places/objects that we find special.



We will be learning all about plants this term. We will be planting our own bulbs and seeds, making predictions on which conditions are best for plants to grow in and making observational conclusions. We will also explore the life cycle of plants and compare different plants, fruits and vegetables.



This term, we will be having P.E on Monday afternoons, however please ensure that P.E kits are in school at all times.


Spellings and times tables

Spellings and times tables will be tested and sent home every Friday. Please make sure that the blue spellings/times tables books are brought back to school by Wednesday each week to allow time for new spellings to be stuck in. Spellings are also on the week ahead sheet each week  J


Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see me if you have any queries or concerns at any point. Thank you for your continued support,


Miss Lawson.