Growing In Faith and Learning
Welcome back to the new school year. We hope you have all had a lovely time with your children over the holidays. The children have settled back into the routines of school quickly and they all look very smart in their uniforms. It has been wonderful welcoming our new children into school.
It has been a busy first week back:
Robins have settled really well in their new setting. It has been lovely to see their smiles as they walk into class and want to try all areas of the classroom. The first 2 weeks will all be about settling into Robins, getting to know the other children as well as the routines of the class. We will then move onto our first topic ‘Once upon a time’, where the children will be looking at a range of different stories and how they are written. We will also be starting our Phonics lessons, Reception children will be learning new sounds, whilst Nursery children will be doing listening walks and identifying different sounds around the school. In maths we will be introducing number and developing their understanding of each number. In RE children are learning about what makes every person special?
Kingfishers have all settled in brilliantly! This half term our topic is 'Beside the Seaside' and we've already started it by looking at different seaside locations on Google Earth. In English we're starting our work on 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' and in maths we're learning about place value. In PE, we're doing seaside dancing and we're also very excited about our first session with the sports coach on Tuesday. Our science topic is focusing on Seasonal changes. In RE, the children will be exploring the question – Who made the world?
Owls have really impressed us in their first week. In English our class text is called ‘the Diary of a Roman slave’. We will be exploring Ancient Rome and writing some of our own diary entries. In Maths, we will be learning about place value, how we can represent numbers in different ways and how to order and compare numbers. In science we have started our topic on magnets and forces. We will be learning what a force is and identifying forces around us. Our RE topic is entitled ‘What is it like to follow God?’ We will be learning about the follows of Jesus and how God guides Christians. Our topic is called the rotten Romans. We will be learning about Ancient Rome and how the Rome empire spread. In PE, we will be having one session of basketball and one gym session this half term
Falcons have started off with a great first week back. Our topic this term is Native America where we will be learning about the history and making dream catchers. Our English text of the Wolves of Currumpaw, which we will be using to write diaries and persuasive writing. In Maths we have begun looking at place value and how to read, write and order larger numbers. In Science, we are learning about space including how the planets move in relation to each other and the sun and looking at day and night and the seasons. Our RE topic this term is looking at what kind of King Jesus was and we began yesterday by having a debate about why Jesus came to Earth. We will be having PE lessons on a Monday and Thursday this year where we will be doing dance (with our new sports coach) and basketball..