Here is an overview of what your child will be learning about in term 4.
In Mathematics, we will begin by looking at place value of numbers up to 50. This will involve counting larger numbers by grouping in tens and ones, looking at how many tens and ones in two digit numbers and understanding what each digit in a 2 digit number is worth. We will then move onto learning about measurements, including how to measure length and height, and weight and volume using non-standard units.
In English, we will be continuing with our unit on Traditional Tales. We are starting with the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will be learning this story and then using its structure to create our own “what happens next?” version of the story. We are having a grammar focus of using exclamation marks and question marks correctly and will also be learning how to effectively edit our own writing. We will continue to have two daily phonics sessions, where your child will be revising sounds they have previously learnt and learning brand new sounds to help with further reading and spelling. We will continue to learn different spelling rules within these phonics sessions. Your child will read in a group every day with an adult and our aim is to listen to your child read their home reading book once a week. Our group sessions involve reading new texts and then practising these over three days and answering different types of questions about the book.
In Science, we will continue with our “Everyday Materials” unit. The children will be exploring different materials and their properties and we will be investigating which materials are the best for different purposes.
Our theme is called “What does it taste like?” and we will be learning about food. This will involve learning about eating healthily, where food comes from and preparing and cooking different types of food. If you have any concerns about your child trying foods in class, please do not hesitate to come and ask about our upcoming lessons.
La Classe Rouge will have PE on Thursday afternoons this term we will be focusing on ball skills in the context of throwing and catching and bat and ball skills. It is essential that full PE kit is kept in school at all times as we are also likely to be taking part in the ‘Golden Mile’, where the children (and some teachers) will jog/run for 5 minutes in order to improve our general fitness and concentration. Our school policy is that earrings should be removed for PE lessons for health and safety reasons and tape cannot be put over new piercings. If your child cannot remove their own earrings then this should be done before school to avoid the office needing to phone home. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit and suitable plimsoles or trainers to be left in their locker for the term.