Autumn 2 Newsletter

Our Autumn term 2 topic is… To Infinity and Beyond!

Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely week and enjoyed all of the Halloween fun!

Our topic this term is called ‘To Infinity and Beyond’; during this topic we will be doing lots of exciting activities themed around space! Below is what we will be learning about each.

Week 1 Reading – Alien stories by Claire Freedman

In DT children will be making their own spaceship and on 6th we will be learning all about bonfire night.

Week 2 Writing an alien adventure story.  

We will also be learning about Remembrance day and Diwali during this week.

Week 3 Reading all about astronauts (Neil Armstrong)

In DT children will be designing and making their own rocket.

Week 4 Factual writing about Astronauts

Children will be making moon and star biscuits this week to sell as part of our Enterprise.

Week 5 Reading Space Poems

Come along to our Christmas decoration morning on the 30th

Week 6 Writing Space Poems
Week 7 Reading and writing The Christmas Story

Literacy: This term in Literacy the children will be reading and writing stories, information texts and poems themed around space. Children will be encouraged to write more detailed sentences using a range of conjunctions (and, because, then, so) and ambitious vocabulary.

The children are going to be practicing their cursive handwriting and we are expecting to see them using this in their everyday writing. Throughout the Literacy units we are focusing on editing and improving our work through ‘Big Write’ sessions. Please take a look at our ‘Wizard Writer’ folder in the classroom, they are great!

Numeracy:

This term in Numeracy the children will be learning to solve addition and subtraction problems up to 100.

They will be learning to tell and write the time to 5 minutes, including quarter past and quarter to the hour.

The children will be using the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to solve multiplication and division problems. They will also be learning how to collect and record information using tally charts and bar charts.

Homework & Spellings

Thank you for taking your time to complete homework and spellings with your child each week.

Homework and new spellings will still be sent home every Friday and are due in the following Friday.

Reading at home

Please try to hear your child read at home. Although we teach the children the skills to help them to read, it is essential that they have chance to practice these reading skills at home every day. On Fridays it is reading morning and we will be rewarding the children that have read 3 times a week at home, the children will receive a sticker and a star on the class chart. The children with stars every week will be rewarded with a certificate and a prize at the end of the term.

Forest School – Forest school sessions will be taking place every Monday afternoon. Children will need warm clothes and wellies.

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child brings their book bag, water bottle and PE kit to school every day.

Thank you so much for your help and support.