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**Wednesday November 20th and Thursday November 21st Parents’ Evenings** Christmas lunch & jumper day - Thursday 12th December**

IPC PROJECT FOR Autumn 2 - The generation game

Entry Point: We will be matching baby photos to the staff at Green Dragon! Will the children match correctly? We will also be learning from Miss Buck about how the school has changed.

Exit Point: Please come to school to see your child’s learning on Wednesday 18th December.

  • Science

    Science

    We will be able to:

    • Identify that animals including humans need the right type and amount of nutrition, and that they get this nutrition from what they eat.
    • Carry out investigations using simple scientific equipment.
    • Predict the outcome of investigations, test ideas and use evidence to draw conclusions.

    We will know:

    • The main stages of the human life cycle.
    • That processes and conditions have an effect on living things.
    • That humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
    • The principles of nutrition, growth, movement and speed.
    • The effect of exercise, diet, alcohol and smoking on the human body.
  • Geography

    We will know:

    • The similarities and differences between England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
    • The similarities and differences between UK and France.
  • Technology

    We will be able to:

    • Design, make and evaluate a toy teddy for a baby, using needles and thread.
    • Design an exercise machine for an elderly person. 
  • Art

    We will know:

    • About great artists in history from both the UK and France.

    We will be able to:

    • Talk about works of Art, giving reasons and opinions.
    • Use art as a form as self-expression.
    • Choose materials and techniques appropriate for the task, focusing on sculpture.
    • Explain our own work, including what they have done and give reasons why.
  • History

    We will know:

    • About significant people from the world’s history.
    • Main events, dates and characteristics of a past society. This includes Victorians and the 20th Century.
    • How school, jobs, hobbies and games have changed over time.

    We will be able to:

    • Gather information from a range of sources including artefacts.
    • Ask questions about the past.
    • Notice connections, contrasts and trends over time.
    • Use our knowledge and understanding to answer questions about the past and changes.

    We will understand:

    • That the past is recorded in different ways.
  • Maths
    •  Please help your child to know all of the times tables from 2, 5 and 10, and associated division facts. 
    • We will also be working hard to learn more about place value, for example:
    • To be able to describe the value of each digit in a three-digit number
    • Add and subtract 10, 100
    • Round numbers, order numbers, compare numbers up to 999
    • Writing numbers in digits and words
    • Please also help your child to be more confident in telling the time 
  • English

    We will be using the stories ‘The Arrival’ and ‘The Minpins’ to inspire us. These stories are all about fantastic journeys and growing up.

    We will be thinking about how to start our sentences in different ways, and how to use conjunctions to extend our writing. 

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • 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.

    Spellings for the week will be given out on Monday, referred to during the week in school work and practiced at home, ready for a mini test on Friday.

    Mathletics must be completed each week by Thursday.

    Spelling Shed and TTRockstars will support your child’s learning too.

    Home Learning Tasks

    Dates of Project Homelearning:

    1. History: Please talk to your child about what your school was like. How was it similar or different to Green Dragon? What activities did you like to do?
    2. Science: Please draw and label important bones and muscles in our bodies.

    Homework sheet with dates will be coming home very soon!

     

    P.E

    P.E is on  Mondays & Fridays

    • 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
  • important dates

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.

To help develop Green Dragon’s knowledge of Geography, and International Mindedness, each year group will learn about a different country in the world every half term.

We will call the United Kingdom ‘our here country’ and one other will be ‘our there country’.

We will be learning about French schools and how they differ from ours, and how its Geography compares.

If you have any items from or experience of France, please do let us know!

Please do encourage your child to learn about France and then to come in and teach us.

Thank you!

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