Eagles Planning Letter: Spring Term 3/4 2023 - Rivers & Forces - Mrs Norvell
Happy New Year!
I hope you have all enjoyed the festivities during the school holidays and are having a positive start to 2023. We have had an encouraging start to the term and are already working hard to achieve our new year goals and much more besides. In our first two weeks of school, we have been exploring our new texts, and beginning to use these to develop artwork, stimulate conversations and pieces of writing.
English - Reading
This term children are developing their reading skills through, controlled reading sessions using The Explorer (Katherine Rundell) and Journey to the River Sea (Eva Ibbotson). The key areas for development are: retrieval, summarising and inference skills alongside their fluency and accuracy.
English - SPAG
Children will continue to develop their understanding and use of spelling patterns and rules, including exceptions to these rules, in daily spelling sessions. Please encourage your children to practise their words using the Look, Cover, Write, Check sheet handed out and due in every Monday and Spelling Shed.
The children have been improving their use of calculations, in particular multiplication and division methods. This term, they will develop their understanding of:
What a fraction, decimal and percentage are;
How to compare and order fractions, decimals and percentages;
Calculate using fractions, decimals and percentages- including finding fractions of amounts;
The language of ratio;
The links between ratio and fractions.
Children will be assigned Mathletics tasks to ensure that they have opportunities to consolidate what they have learnt.
Important Things to Remember
Please ensure that your child comes to school with their reading books, spelling homework and their PE kits (Mon and Wed).
Thank you for your ongoing support.
English - Writing
Over the next two terms, the children will develop written pieces based upon the quality texts mentioned above and A river (Marc Martin). This will include explanation texts, non-chronological reports, poetry, audio guides, documentary transcripts and diary entries.
This term, our topic is rivers and forces, which links to previous learning about the water cycle. The children will be exploring different map types, to locate rivers and use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical
features of local rivers.
In art (term 3), we will be developing mixed media artwork based upon Henri Rousseau’s work. Please bring in any materials which could be useful for this.
During term 4s dt project, children will be developing a themed carousel. Please keep your eyes peeled nearer to the time for any needed resources.
As the topic lends itself naturally to exploring the great outdoors, please be prepared for a class trip, where the children will get the opportunity to explore their local area.
This term, the children will develop their understanding of the Hindu faith. In term 4, children will deepen their understanding of Christianity (Salvation) through the big question: What did Jesus do to save human beings?
Thank you for supporting your children with their learning at home.
These will include:
3 x weekly reading 10 min;
Spellings (due Monday);
Activities in CGP books (see Parent Mail or Google Classroom);
Mathletics assigned tasks;
Termly task from home learning menu.