We have had an explosive start to our Autumn term! Mrs Wyre got very wet whilst she was attempting to impersonate a volcano using a bottle of coke and a handful of mentos! The children will be exploring volcanoes and earthquakes in their cornerstones lessons. This unit covers aspects of geography but the children will be using exploring the topic throughout other curriculum areas also.
The children have undertaken some tests during the first few days but now we will be starting to explore place value, addition and subtraction. Times tables are particularly important and are the common thread throughout many maths problems, so it is important that the children practise these everyday and get confident at reciting them. Year 3 children, please practise your 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables and year 4 you need to practise all of the times tables from 1 to 12, because you should be taking the year 4 times tables test in the Spring term of 2021. Please use purple mash to help practise these and also sing timetables songs at home or in the car if you are bored!
We are reading 'The firework makers daughter' by Phillip Pullman. The children have access to their own copy of this in class. We are practising writing newspaper reports and I would really be happy if you could continue to read regularly at home also. It is advisable to read at least 3 times a week and we will endeavour to change books on a weekly basis also.
In science we are exploring plants and growth, so at home or when you are out and about it would be nice if you could open discussions about what you can see growing an the changes in the seasons.
In RE we are exploring the creation and fall, we have enjoyed discussing the beauty of God's creations.
Let's have an amazing term, handwashing, staying healthy and most of all having fun!!!