Hello and welcome to Rousham class
Happy New Year! Rousham class have returned from the Christmas break full of enthusiasm for the term ahead. We have entered straight into our new topic on rainforests. The children have already begun to investigate the variety of life to be found in these fascinating eco-systems. We are looking forward to creating a wealth of artwork exploring the natural themes and patterns of forest environments and as part of our science work we shall be learning about the cycle of life.
In literacy we are enjoying reading our new class book – The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. An exciting tale of adventure set in the Amazon rainforest. Do ask your child to keep you updated with the story.
As part of our art topic we shall be investigating printing on various materials to create interesting and vibrant rainforest textiles. If anyone has any spare cotton sheets we would very much appreciate these.
For homework this term, children will continue to receive maths, topic and spelling homework each week. This will go out on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Any questions regarding your child’s homework please do come and see me.
In Rousham we shall be doing P.E. on a Wednesday afternoon, please ensure your child has their PE kit, including trainers, in school and that all items are clearly labelled. This includes winter PE kit of jogging bottoms, and jumper.
I hope you have all had a lovely time over the summer, the children are settling well back into the school routine, and for the Year 5s, into their new class. We are looking forward to a very exciting and productive year. In addition to myself this term we are extremely fortunate to have Mrs Rolfe in the classroom supporting children with their learning as well as Mrs Murrey teaching on Fridays.
This term our topic is ‘To infinity and beyond!’ The children are already enjoying learning about the different planets of our solar system and have begun to create their very own imaginary planet. We will continue to build upon what we know about space and space travel throughout the term. It is a fascinating subject and we hope to be able to enrich the children’s learning through a visit to the National Space Centre later in the term.
In English we shall be continuing to build upon the children’s understanding of various genre through quality texts. Reading at home is still very important for your child. Please continue to encourage them to do this. This term in Maths we shall be investigating numbers, solving problems and developing our understanding of shape and space.
Please see the topic web below for more details of the curriculum.
For homework this year, children will receive maths, topic and spelling homework each week. This will go out on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Any questions regarding your child’s homework please do come and see me.
In Rousham we shall be doing P.E. on a Wednesday afternoon, please ensure your child has their PE kit, including trainers, in school and that all items are clearly labelled. The children will also be swimming on a Tuesday morning for the first part of the autumn term. Please ensure your child brings their swimming kit, including a hat, in to school every Tuesday.
Please make sure that all clothing is clearly labelled. Children should be sent with a labelled water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day.
If you have any questions or queries please come and see me, or contact the office to arrange a convenient time to meet.