Welcome to St Teresa and St Cyprian classes.
The teachers are Mr Earley, Mrs Crook and Mrs De Souza. Ms Amoa and Mrs Lampard are special needs assistants.
Important information and reminders
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 Thursday.
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.
In English, the children will learn to describe historical settings and characters using powerful noun phrases. They will also learn to use persuasive language in role as a story character. They will use prepositions of time and coordinating conjunctions in compound sentences and write in first and third person. They will learn to use varied sentence openers and organize their writing in paragraphs. In non-fiction, they will learn to research information to write a factual non-chronological report using present tense.
In spelling, the children will learn to use prefixes to make new words and to use homophones appropriately in their writing. They will continue to learn the spelling of high frequency words to facilitate fluency in writing.
In handwriting, the children will practise correct letter formation and the four basic letter joins. They will be encouraged to use the joins correctly in all their writing and to work hard on neatness and presentation.
The Big Read focus is poetry to perform. Children will learn various poems and develop their reading skills and strategies including pattern seeking, choice of vocabulary to create mental images, using background knowledge to understand new vocabulary, visualization, making connections, making predictions and using inference.
Our IPC topic this half term is called ‘Explorers and Adventurers’. Explorers are people who travel to new places in the world and discover new things that they didn’t know existed. So much of what we know today about our world is because we have been explorers in the past. Being an explorer is exciting but challenging at the same time.
In Geography we’ll be ﬁnding out:
- How to use geographical terms
- How to use different types of world maps
- How to look for geographical information
- About places we have explored on holiday
In History, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
- About explorers and adventurers in the past
- How to gather information from maps, pictures and books
- How to answer simple questions about exploration
- How explorers navigated at sea
In Art, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
- About the artwork of explorer artists
- How to draw plants and animals with accuracy
In Society, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
- If we think exploration is a good thing
- About female explorers in the past
In International, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
- How exploration has changed the world
In maths, we will be learning about space and shape.
- We will learn how to correctly identify and name 3D shapes and describe the properties of 3D shapes to a partner using the correct mathematical vocabulary.
- Sort 3D shapes by their properties and predict which materials go to make a skeleton 3D shape. Create the skeleton shapes to see if our predictions are correct.
- Measure and calculate the perimeters of 2D shapes.
- Work systematically to draw 2D shapes with a given perimeter.
- Identify right angles in polygons and use an angles checker to find right angles.
- Say whether an angle is less than or more than 90° and name these angles as acute and obtuse.
- Identify pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.
Black History Month
We studied the Nigerian fashion designer Lisa Lisa Folawiyo. In English, we wrote non-chronological reports about her life and work. In maths, we looked at her fabric designs and created our own symmetrical patterns based on her work.
Being safe around animals
We were visited by a representative from the Wood Green Animal Shelter. We learned how to read a dog's body language and to understand when a dog is safe to be near. We practised how to greet a dog safely and how to react when approached by a dog without it's owner.