Miss Fraser (Team Leader)
This term our topic is Australia. The children have been enjoying making and tasting Australian food, learning an aboriginal dance and taking part in lots of aboriginal art work. As well as this we have been thinking about Australian animals and making our own non-fiction report on these animals. In Geography we have used maps to find major cities around the continent.
It is really important to read with your child as often as possible. Your child should have the opportunity to change their school reading books twice a week - please encourage your child to do this. As you are reading it is useful to stop and ask questions about what the book is about, what the characters are doing and what might happen next. At the end of the book get your child to think about what they like or did not like about the book and reasons why. Please fill in your child's Reading Diary once you have read with them.
Every week your child has plenty of opportunities to write. We encourage the children to write at length in many different subjects. We also have a weekly Big Write session where we focus on writing lots of different text types, e.g. traditional tale, diary entry, explanation text.
To view the English objectives that we will be cover this year, please click on the link below.
Throughout the year we will cover; number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, properties of shapes, position and direction and data handling (now called statistics).
We are currently working on learning number facts by heart - the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables, double and half facts to 20 and number bonds to 10 and 20.