We will be sharing with you some of our learning and any information about up and coming events.
Autumn Term 1 2018
Turrets and Tiaras
~ What is a knight? What does his job involve?
~ Why did he wear armour?
~ What qualities does a squire need?
~ What is a coat of arms and what does it tell about the owner?
~ How are horses cared for?
~ How can we write a Character description?
~ What is jousting?
~ Where was Bedford castle and why was it built there?
~ Why was it destroyed?
~ Who lived there and what was it like?
~ What does medieval art tell us about medieval times?
~ How should we live?
~ What actions are right and wrong?
~ How can we build a reliable structure?
~ Do I feel valued?
Your child will have one piece of homework set every week on a Thursday based upon class work. Details of this will be written in the homework diary and should be completed by the following Tuesday. This is alongside regular spelling and times tables practice.
Children will receive a list of spellings to learn ready for their next tracks session every Monday. Each child follows an individual spellings programme and part of the wordlist is formed from children’s individual work.
Children all have a ‘home reading book’ to enable them to practice reading skills, and develop fluency and expression. These books are monitored by staff every week for suitability. We expect children to read 5 times at home during the week. Please sign the reading record book and say how the session went and alert us to any difficulties experienced.
From time to time, children will be given times tables to practice. These need to be learned as (for example)
This year we are mainly working on our 3, 4 and 8 times table.
Signing the homework diary
Please sign the homework diary on a daily basis and note what homework (reading/spellings/set homework/times tables) has been undertaken by your child. Please sign the bottom right hand page each week. We award a Dojo point for completed diary pages and homework.
PE and Forest School
This term PE will be on a Monday and Thursday, please insure your PE kit is in school. We will be going outside this term so children will need to have their trainers.
Forest school will be on a Tuesday and children will need a change of clothes and wellies.