Welcome back! This year in Norton class we have a mixed class of Year 4 and Year 5 supported by myself and Miss Donna Lewis.
Our theme this term will be ‘The Romans’. Our science topic ‘states of matter,’ English and foundation subjects will all also be linked into the Romans as much as possible; this may be making our own Roman helmets or dramatizing a Roman invasion scene! The coverage for this topic can be found on the website. Our class book will be The Borrowers’.
I am an avid reader and encourage the children to read for pleasure as much as possible. It is extremally important that your children read at least three times a week. This will help with their writing and vocabulary skills significantly. I will be checking their planners every Friday and the children can have Dojos (our class reward) if they have a signature from a grown up saying they have read. I am always keen to give people recommendations if you are struggling to find books that your child likes
Excitingly, this term the children will be learning French with Miss Lewis on a Wednesday afternoon. In the afternoons we will cover all our foundations subjects including: history, computing, music and an Art/DT sessions. We will also give the children opportunities for discussion during PSHE.
PE will take place on a Friday. We will send your child’s PE kit home over the weekend so it can be washed and back in school clean ready for the next weeks lesson.
Weekly spellings will be given to your child on a Friday for a test the following Friday. I am also going to set weekly ‘times tables’ challenges for pupils. As well as this we will also be setting challenge homework linked to our topic (similar to what the children did last year.) They will be given a host of different activities worth different points and they must complete the challenges to earn enough points. We would encourage you to share your child’s homework on Tapestry or bring it into school, which ever is easiest. If you wish to give your child further homework I am more than willing to set specific tasks linked to our learning objects that week.
Finally your child is more than welcome to bring in a piece of fruit to eat at morning play.
Please feel free to contact me and discuss any queries you might have.
I look forward to an exciting year ahead!