Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas break.
This term’s topic is ‘Amazing Africa’. We will learn about the countries of Africa, the human and physical geography of West African Countries, Biodiversity and about the Kingdom of Benin. Please see the topic web below for full details. In English we will learn about short stories, drama, journalistic writing, argument and debate. In Maths we will be covering fractions, decimals, ratio and algebra.
The expectation is that all children will hand in 8 pieces of topic homework between now and the end of the Spring Term. They can choose the tasks that appeal to them and are welcome to add their own ideas to the grid they bring home. We appreciate your help and support in encouraging and working with your children to complete the tasks. Hopefully they will prove fun and not too time consuming. Please do let me know if you have any questions.
At school children will be taught a spelling pattern/rule each week, they will have the opportunity to practise these spellings in school time.
It is an expectation that children are read with regularly at home (both reading themselves and being read to). Please record when whole books are finished in your child’s homework book.
Maths homework is changing across the whole school this term. Please see the separate letter for details.
Good knowledge of times tables makes Maths a lot easier for pupils so please encourage your children to make good use of Times Tables Rockstars.
PE will continue to be on Wednesday, please try to ensure your child has the correct kit with them so they can take part.
We want our class to be a fair and happy place so together we created the following set of rules:
• Follow instructions first time, every time
• Treat others as you would like to be treated
• Concentrate and listen to all adults, don’t talk over each other
• Keep the classroom tidy and organised
• Be kind, friendly, fair and a good sportsperson
• Be persistent and always try our best
• Take pride in our work and care over presentation
• Respect ourselves and others
• Be patient
• Be happy, make memories and have fun!
Please ensure that children bring in a freshly filled, labelled water bottle to school every day. We have drinking water in the class so children can refill their bottles during the day.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions or queries.
Rousham Class Teacher
Cycle B September 2019-2020
Cycle A September 2018 – July 2019