You are certainly in for a treat if you’re coming to the Christmas Nativity Concert on Tuesday as the children’s singing and playing is wonderful!
Please can your child to bring in a Christmas jumper or a bright jumper to wear for the performance? They will wear this over their uniform. They won’t need one if they are part of the Nativity scene as they will have a costume.
One Tuesday evening, the children will need to be back in school between 5.30pm and 5.45pm to be ready for a 6pm start.
We’ve been continuing with our Christmas theme in English where the children have been writing about Sprout Boy’s feelings and their writing is very emotional. In maths they have been working on subtraction using a number line and deciding when this is the best method. They’ve also been correcting Yohan’s work and playing the part of the teacher which they really enjoy.
The children are enjoying our new topic of Rocks and Soils and are learning about erosion and how different types of rocks are formed.
Our learning next:
Next week the children will be using film clips to inspire their writing – again on a Christmas theme – with a focus on using subordinate conjunctions and different ways of starting sentences.
In maths we will be reviewing addition and subtraction as well as number bonds to 100.
With play rehearsals and performances as well as Christmas art activities, it will be a busy but fun end to the term.
Thank you to so many of you for bringing in Reading Records on Monday and for recording your child’s reading in it so regularly – it would be great if they could come in every day.
We will be asking the children to take home two books for the holidays so their reading continues – and hopefully Santa will be bringing some too! Also, we’re offering a book amnesty for books in the class libraries – if you have any at home that your child has read, please send them back before the end of term.
We have send home our ‘knowledge organiser’ for Rocks and Soils which contains all the essential information they need for this topic. If you could read it and discuss it with your child that would be great. If they would like to do some research or investigations we would love to see their work!
Next week we will be doing our quick times table assessment to see how many they can calculate in one minute! If you could keep working on fast recall of times tables that would be great. Start with the 2s, 5s and 10s and then move onto 3s, 4s and 6s. It’s ideal if they get to the stage where they don’t have to count each time to get the answer. You could use the Times Table Rock Stars and also Hit the Button as well as chanting times tables and quick fire questions whenever you get the chance.
We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a good rest over the holidays! Thank you for all your support this term.