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Puffins

Mrs Mcclure would like to welcome you to the Puffins Class.

Welcome back!

I hope you all enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to another exciting term!

Our Learning Theme for this term is Journeys around the World

Maths – We will start the term with fractions and will aim to have covered the maths curriculum by the end of term ready for SATs.  Booster groups will start after half term and more details of these will follow at a later date.  These are not just revision sessions but an opportunity for the children to gain confidence and get rid of any nerves they may have.

English – Our class book this term will be Beetle Boy which ties in nicely with our topic work.  We shall use this text for whole class guided reading, comprehension and as the basis for our writing work.

Topic – Our main topic is Darwin’s Journey which we will be studying for the Spring term. This is a very exciting topic which goes hand in hand with our science unit of Evolution and Inheritance.

RE – Puffins have enjoyed visits from Rev Sarah Walsh over the last half term to teach us about the Holy Communion.  We will complete this soon and move on to a new question – What did Jesus do to save humans?

PE – This term we have been lucky to be offered professional coaching from the Magpies Hockey Club every week until half term.  We will also have the chance to play at their facility in Harleston. To accommodate this, PE will take place on a Friday but children should still bring their full kits in on a Monday and leave them for the week. Please remember to make sure that the children have trainers and outdoor kit as well as indoor shorts and T-shirt.

Homework – We are very lucky to have a great selection of books for the children to enjoy.  We read daily at school but part of their homework is to read to an adult at home too.  This helps with their confidence, fluency and awareness of punctuation.  This, along with the vocabulary they experience, goes a long way in helping to develop their writing skills.  Reading diaries will be checked regularly so please write a comment if you can.  It is important that all children learn their times tables as this is the ‘magic ingredient’ for mastering their maths.

Can I also remind children and parents that Maths Shed is also part of the homework and we are able to see participation levels for every class.  It would be great if Puffins could be top of the school this term!

Please make sure that children have a water bottle in school and appropriate clothes for the weather.

My email is vmcclure@pulham.norfolk.sch.uk and I am always happy for you to email me with any questions or concerns.

Kindest regards

Vicki McClure

Puffins Class Teacher

Science/Computing/Geography Subject Leader