Welcome to the new school year in St Teresa and St Cyprian classes.
The teachers are Ms Spanou, Mrs Crook and Mrs De Souza.
We hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break. The new term offers fresh opportunities and we hope that you would work hard to achieve your best and feel a great sense of satisfaction.
Homework will be given out on Fridays and is expected back on Wednesday.
St Teresa will have their spelling test on Mondays.
St Cyprian will have their spelling test on Fridays.
Reading books will be changed weekly and children are expected to read to a grown up everyday. We welcome parents'/carers'comments in the reading record book.
P.E. kits should be brought in on Mondays and left in school until Friday. P.E. is timetabled for Wednesday and Friday.
All uniform should be labelled with the child's name and class as it is very difficult to trace misplaced uniform.
The children can bring in a healthy snack to eat at morning playtime.
Our Big Read book this half term will be 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne.
We will read this book every day giving the children the opportunity to improve their fluency and intonation when reading out loud. As a class and independently, the children will work on retrieval skills, explaining and discussing their understanding of the text, drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence and evaluating how authors use language.
In maths, we have been learning to subtract by using a blank number line. We can first count on from the lower number by jumping to the next multiple of ten. From there, we jump to the higher number. To find our answer, we add up our jumps.
Our IPC topic this half term is called ‘Scavengers and Settlers’. We will be learning about Early Man and the skills they developed in order to survive which is exactly what our ancestors did in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.
We will find out how archaeologists find clues buried under the ground. Some of these are fossils and some are artefacts. We will be learning what the difference between these are.
Homework due in on 19th September 2018