Curriculum Newsletter Terms 3&4
Firstly, I wish to congratulate the children on settling in so well to the new expectations challenges of KS2. It is a big change and I am proud to see how determined you are to do your best and work together as a team.
The list below states the units of work we will be covering during the next two terms. Whenever possible, learning will be cross-curricular.
Our overall topic for Terms 3 and 4 is Amazing Africa. We will be exploring the varied geography of this continent, major rivers, as well as PSHE and art links.
English – Fables, Haiku and Limerick poetry, reports and explanation texts
Maths – Measures, data-handling, fractions, multiplication and division, position and direction
Science – Forces and magnets, animals and humans
Art & Design – Botanical drawings, observational sketches
DT – Healthy eating, sewing
French – Body parts, likes and dislikes, age and birthdays, items of clothing
Geography – Map skills, land use, rivers
History – Local history, chronological understanding of time, exploring how historians piece together history
Computing – Animations (contd.), videoing performance, exploring networks
Music – Recorders
PE – Swimming, dance, multi-skills
PSHE – Going for goals, Good to be me
RE – Christianity (Jesus’ life, the bible)
A few reminders:
Please encourage your child to complete and hand in assignments on time. Reviewing the homework in partners or showing our work is an important part of the children’s learning; it is therefore a shame if anyone misses out on the opportunity. Work should always be completed on the provided sheets, as these are trimmed to fit their books, form a whole-class display and usually include a date and title (which saves time in class). Please feel free to contact me for replacement sheets should you need one or if you are unsure about the instructions.
Children should spend around 1hr 30mins doing their homework. Homework should be completed in pencil, not biro, please.
Some tasks will be more challenging for your child than others, this helps identify areas that require further support and practise at home (as well as in class).
In addition, please read with your child on a regular basis. Your child should take responsibility for his/her reading record but please sign it once a week to say you have heard your child read. Comments are welcome and encouraged (not mandatory).
Reading records must be handed in along with the all homework on Monday mornings.
A hard copy of the homework will be sent home with your child. Please pop into class for a spare if you need one. Details of each week’s homework can also be found on the school website: www.stocks-green.kent.sch.uk
PE lessons take place on alternating Thursdays and we are now swimming on Wednesday afternoons.
Please ensure your child always has a named PE kit, including warm kit suitable for outdoor PE (e.g. tracksuit and trainers) on their pegs in school.
Please may I remind parents to clearly label any pots, bottles, bags or clothing items; this helps classroom logistics run smoothly and makes it easier to retrieve any lost items.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss V Richards