Here is a brief outline of what your child will be learning about in term 5.

Mathematics

In Mathematics, we will begin by looking at capacity.  We will be measuring and comparing how much containers can hold.  We will then move onto learning about multiplication and division.  We will start by looking at multiplication as grouping sets of objects and then at how when we multiply, we are adding the same number together lots of times.  We will learn the language “lots of” and “times” and link this with our previous learning of counting in twos fives and tens.  We will be looking at doubling numbers and linking this to multiplying by 2.  We will then move onto division, specifically at sharing and halving numbers.

English

In English, we will be continuing with our unit on Traditional Tales.  We are starting with an alternative version of Jack and the Beanstalk.  We will be learning this story and then using it to create our own version. We are having a grammar focus of using the conjunctions “and” “but” “because” and “so” to extend our sentences and make them more interesting. 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. 

Science

In Science, we will be learning about plants.  The children will be planting their own beans and writing a bean diary to show what happens as they begin to grow.  We will be observing lots of different plants in our environment and looking at different types of trees.

Theme

Our theme is called “What does it sound like?” and we will be learning about music.  This will involve both listening to and composing pieces of music.  We will be looking at how music can make us feel and discussing different types of music.

PE

La Classe Rouge will have PE on Thursday afternoons this term we will be focusing on competitive games. 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.