Mrs Mcclure would like to welcome you to the Puffins Class.
This term PE will be on a Monday afternoon as our Forest school carousel has finished. The children should be prepared to be outside in all weathers so need a jumper, other than their school jumper, and tracksuit bottoms. As always, long hair needs to be tied back and earrings shouldn’t be worn but can be taped if they can’t be removed. We will be doing hockey for the first half term followed by dance next half term. Should the weather be too wet to be outside, we will be doing pilates. PE kits should be in school on a Monday and left in school until Friday.
Our topic for this term is ‘Wild Weather’ so I am hoping for lots of snow for a practical demonstration! We will be looking at the cause and effects of hurricanes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. We will tie this into our science as we study ‘Forces’. The topic also lends itself to RE and will help us answer the big question ‘Why is there suffering?’.
To start the term in English, we will be getting to grips with persuasive writing and then continuing to explore different genres using picture books, novels and drama as a stimulus.
In maths it’s everyone’s favourite – fractions! That might just be me! To support the children with this please continue to practise times tables at home as they really are the magic ingredient to every aspect of maths and the children should know them in any order along with the division facts. We will carry on doing daily practise in school.
Homework, as always, is daily reading, spellings and times table practise. If you have any concerns please email me, email@example.com as I’m always happy to help.
I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019!