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Topic

During this half term our Topic is Road Trip USA!

We will be having a USA morning where we are tasting American food, using pastels to create artwork and also making paper 3D models of American buildings.

We are making dreamcatchers and totem poles.

We are using our geography skills to look at different tourist areas of America and looking at Native American history.

ARTICLE 21:  YOUR RIGHT TO BECOME THE BEST YOU CAN

 

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English

In English this half term we are writing a playscript, looking at some classic poetry and also writing a discussion text.

Maths

This half term in Maths we will be learning all about:

  • statistics

  • properties of shape 

  • position/direction.

  •  

     time

      To further develop their times table knowledge children are encouraged to use their TT Rockstars accounts.

Science

This half term in Science we will be doing different investigations and experiements.

We are going to investigate the sun and the damage it can do to skin.

We are going to do the 'egg drop' experiement and look at the best way to protect and egg when dropping it from a height!

We are also going to look at different famous scientists and their discoveries.

Attendance 

Attendance and Punctuality...is very important at The Willows!!!!  Please make sure your child has a hearty breakfast and is in school when the doors open at 8.50am  Breakfast Club is available from 8.00am each morning at the cost of 50p  The school day will start with a reading activity so make sure your child is in on time. 

Growth Mindset

We are going to be thinking about our learning behaviours and how we can become more resilient, independent learners which will open our minds to lots of new and exciting skills.

P.E.

Swimming has finished now for the year.

We are doing gymnastics and practicing the 4 ways of moving on and around the appartatus.

We are also learning how to play rounders!

HOMEWORK

Learning logs will be sent home on a Friday, to be completed by Wednesday and brought into school on Thursday. Learning logs give the children the opportunity to master skills they have been developing in class, explore our fantastic topics further and share the learning with the family.

There is a parent feedback box for your opinions and suggestions.We look forward to hearing from you.  

Children are encouraged to practice their times tables at home as this will help develop their mathematical skills in every area. 

 

READING BOOKS

 Children will take a school reading book home every night. At the Willows it is expected that children read every night  for 5 to 10 minutes and parents/carers write this in their reading record. 

 Teachers will check reading records on a Thursday. 

Our reading programme in school is called 'Accelerated Readers' and your child will have the chance to quiz on books they have read and enter a competition linked to the number of words they have read in a week.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD BRINGS THEIR READING RECORD TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY.

UNIFORM

 Children are expected to wear full uniform at all times. If you are unsure of details of the full uniform there is now a uniform display in the school reception.

It is important that children wear a coat to school everyday.