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PARENTS’ EVENINGS * WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER FROM 2.30PM – 5PM. * THURSDAY 22ND NOVEMBER FROM 3.30PM – 6PM

Autumn 2 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:
    • Tuesday 6th November: Full Governing Board meeting
    • Tuesday 13th November: Year 5 & 6 Disability Awareness Workshop
    • Friday 16th November: 9am Y1 – 6 split assemblyAnti-Bullying week
    • Wednesday 21st November: Parents’ Evening – school close 2pm
    • Thursday 22nd November: Parents’ Evening from 3.30pm
    • Wednesday 28th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Thursday 29th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Monday 3rd December: Whole school writing task this week
    • Wednesday 12th December: Flu Vaccines for Reception - Year 5 children
    • Friday 14th December: Last day of swimming for Year 4
    • Friday 21st December: Break up for Christmas Holidays – 2.00pm
    • Friday 24th December – 4th January : Christmas Holidays
    • Monday 7th January: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 8th January: Start of the Spring term 8.45am

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:

1. Geography: Our ‘There’ country this term will be any chocolate producing country, e.g. West African and Central / South American countries. Please produce a fact file about one country from this area: poster, poem, song etc Deadline: Wednesday 14th November 

2. Quiz: create a quiz to test your friends’ knowledge. Go one step   further and hide the answers under flaps! Deadline: Wednesday 12th December

 

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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