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**CLUBS RESTART THIS WEEK**Please remember to book your child/s lunch choices via ParentPay**

SPRING 1 IPC PROJECT: Chocolate

Entry Point:

We will be putting our taste buds to the test by having a chocolate tasting session!

Exit Point:

Bring your comfiest clothes, a pillow and your favourite chocolate bar for our special chocolate party! Date TBC

  • History
    • Practising inquisitiveness when asking questions about the past
    • Practising research skills when exploring the answers
    • Developing understanding of time related to the past, e.g. how different life was 50-100 years ago
  • Geography

    We will know: 

    • Practising skills relating to maps and atlas use
    • Consolidating knowledge of the world, and learning new facts about areas of the world that grow chocolate
    • Developing an understanding of the differences between physical geography and human geography
  • Science
    • Developing understanding of states of matter
    • Learning knowledge about what happens when we heat or cool different materials
    • Learning knowledge about the water cycle
  • Technology
    • Practising skills relating to cooking
  • International and Society
    • Learning knowledge about fair trade
    • Developing understanding of how other cultures live, relating to child labour and education.
  • Maths
    • To know our 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables
    • To be able to add, take-away, multiply and divide with fractions and negative numbers
    • To be able to answer vertical addition and subtraction calculations including decimals
    • To be able to draw a triangle and identify congruent triangles
    • To be able to calculate totals and differences with money
    • To be able to draw bar charts and tally charts to organise and compare information
  • English

    Over the next half term, we will be continuing to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: apostrophes of omission/contraction (e.g. 'do not' becomes 'don't'); apostrophes of possession for singular (Dave's bag) and plural (the cats’ toys); regular and irregular verbs in the past tense; using fronted adverbials (One day… All of a sudden… etc.) as well as practising our Year 3 spellings and common exception words.

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • important dates
    • Monday 24th December – Friday 4thJanuary : Christmas Holidays
    • Monday 7th January: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 8thJanuary: Start of the Spring term 8.45am
    • Tuesday 8th January : Year 5 (Phoenix 2) Swimming starts
    • Monday 14th January: Clubs start
    • Tuesday 15th January : Closing date for Reception Applications
    • Tuesday 15th January : Education Governors Meeting
    • Thursday 17th January : Year 6 Trip to The National History Museum
    • Monday 21st January : Height and weight checks – Reception and Year 6
    • Thursday 31st January : Prospective Parent Tour
    • Tuesday 5th February : Year 4 trip to The Science Museum
    • Tuesday 12th February : Strategic Development Governors Meeting
    • Friday 15th February :Chinese New Year
    • Monday 18th  - Friday 22nd February : Half Term Holiday
    • Monday 25th  February : School reopens for staff and children
    • Tuesday 5th March : Full Governing Body meeting 
    • Wednesday 6th March School closing @2.00pm today
    • Wednesday 6th March : Parents’ Evening 2.30 – 5.00pm
    • Thursday 7th March : Parents’ Evening 3.40 – 6.00pm 
    • Thursday 7th March : World Book Day
    • Wednesday 13th March : Year 2 (Sphinx 1) trip to The National Portrait Gallery
    • Thursday 14th March : Year 2 (Sphinx 2) trip to The National Portrait Gallery
    • Thursday 14th March : Prospective Parent Tour
    • Monday 25th March : Last week of swimming
    • Monday 25th March : Last week of clubs
    • Monday 1st April : E-Safety Workshop for children
    • Monday 1st April : Club registration – open online via Parentpay from 10am
    • Monday 8th-  Friday 22nd April : Easter Holidays
    • Tuesday 23rd April : INSET day – school closed for children
    • Wednesday 24th April : School reopens for children 

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task: Given out: Due Back:
Mathletics Wednesday Thursday
Spelling Book Friday Following Friday

Remember:

  • To read for at least a minimum of 10 minutes every day and record what you have read in your reading journal. 
  • Practice your times tables and spellings
  • Fill in your reading diaries and have a grown-up check and sign them.

Home Learning Tasks

Dates of Project Homelearning:

TBC

 

P.E

P.E is on  Wednesdays & Thursdays

  • School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and a change of shoes (either plimsols or black trainers).
  • Girls should bring socks to wear if they have worn tights with their regular uniform that day.
  • PE kits should be in school at all times, apart from at the half term when they will be sent home for a wash.
  • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining
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Messages from the Staff

Can You Help?

Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

Could you give some time to come into class to help with reading?

If anyone would like to come into class for a regular session to hear children read, then please let one of us know.

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