Autumn Termly Newsletter! November 2015 What have the rabbits been Up to in the first half term? What a brilliant start to the school the practical elements of the topic and I know that the year! All the year 6 children have children are going to enjoy showing them off when you come in for parents’ evening in a few weeks. The really been ‘Aiming High’ and have had really super attitudes to their learning – thank you and well done! masks we have made are looking great and the artwork completed on the emotions found in the book is very effective. Homework. Autumn craft with the Year 2 children. Thank you to everyone who has worked with their Autumn craft morning was a roaring success! The children at home on their homework, particularly the Rabbits planned and executed a really exciting morning for all of the Year 2 children, who seemed to thoroughly work based on our Space topic in Science. The quality of the work produced has been fantastic and we’ve enjoy themselves. Our children were kind, courteous and helpful throughout the morning and all the infants been able to display this wonderful work for other children to look at as examples of outstanding work! were able to take home a completed book hedgehog as a memento of the morning. Our topic. We are just putting the finishing touches to our art and Design Technology work based on the book The Pig Heart Boy. We have really enjoyed both the story and Don’t forget to sign up to Class Dojo! Let me know if you need a new code. What’s coming up next for the rabbits? Manor Adventure. I know that all the children from Rabbits that are going to Manor Adventure are both looking forward to it and In numeracy, our focus this term will be on division are also going to have a great time. The centre and its staff are fantastic and this will be a great opportunity methods; fractions, decimals and percentages; measuring (with a focus on area and perimeter) and for all the children to try new things, with both friends and children they might not have worked with before. geometry. Every lesson we have a 10 minute focus on mental maths strategies. For those children not going on Friday, we have a super project day planned for you all! In Computing, our Topic is ‘We are bloggers’. We will be finding out what makes a good blog and writing a World War II. In Topic, our focus is World War Two. In particular, blog post of our own! In Science, our Topic is ‘All Living Things. We will be we will be investigating how a character like Adolf Hitler could convince a nation like Germany to follow looking at how all plants and animals are classified under headings. him. This will involve drama, speaking and listening, In PE, we will be focusing on a range of Invasion research and a variety of written tasks. Any WW2 resources you have would be gratefully received! Games and in particular basketball. Finally… Our homework this term is centred around this theme Please could you remind your child to mark in their and includes a variety of activities on a choices menu again. I can’t wait to see what the children come up diary when they have read? I know they do read at home and many read independently. However, with! sometimes, they are forgetting to record when they Our other subjects. have read. Each Friday I check to see if they have read AT LEAST THREE TIMES a week. This must be To link with our Topic, in Literacy lessons we are looking at features of newspaper reports, with a view recorded for them to receive a raffle ticket for the weekly raffle. to writing our own report about a WW2 event. Later in the term we will also be looking at balanced Thank you for your continuing support, arguments, linked into the WW2 theme. For our fiction topic, there will be a short poetry workshop. Mrs Clarke and the Year 6 team.