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Indian Adventure


Welcome back to the second half of the Spring Term. Mrs Morris and Mrs Bagnall are the class teachers in Onyx Class. Mrs Bagnall teaches on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Mrs Morris teaches on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Pike is the teaching assistant who will be working with and helping the children in Onyx with their learning this term.


Our topic for the Spring term is Indian Adventure. As it is our 'Take One Note' term, we will be exploring Indian music and dance. 


In Writing, we will be using our knowledge about India to write non-fiction texts. While doing this, we will focus on our handwriting, punctuation and grammar. We will learn a story linked to India and will explore and adapt the story to write out own version. We will be learning comprehension skills so that we can independently read texts and answer questions about what we have read.


In Maths, we will be learning about multiplication and division. We will be learning our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We will also be using the skills we learnt previously, addition and subtraction, to solve written mathematical problems.


In Science, we will learn about animals including humans. We will be learning about animal and human babies and how they change and grow. We will find out about basic needs and use this knowledge to plan how we would look after a pet. We will learn about the importance of healthy eating, exercise and good hygiene.


There is a link to our curriculum map on this page for information about the other subjects we will be learning about.


PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has a change of t-shirt, shorts (joggers can be worn during chillier weather) and suitable PE shoes (daps). T-shirts should be white and shorts should be black. All items of your child’s school uniform and PE kit should be clearly named.


Below is some guidance which will support you and your child in making good progress throughout the year:

· Asking them about what they have learned about in school that day.

· Discussing the topics that are being covered together.

· Reading about the topics at home.

· Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.

· Bringing anything relevant into school to share with the class if your child would like to.

· Practising spellings (see list below)

· Learning times tables and helping with your child’s maths target.


All children should be reading at home DAILY and bringing their reading records to school every day to change their books. Please sign your child's reading record each time they read at home.


The children can change their reading books by popping them into the reading book box in the mornings. Feel free to talk to us or write a message in your child’s reading record if you feel their reading book is too easy or too challenging.



Thank you for your continued support. Please do pop in to see us if you have any questions regarding your child's progress or wellbeing.

Chatter Topics


Where is India?

What continent is it in?

What is the capital city?

What is the weather like there?

What food do people eat in India?

What is the landscape like?

What animals would you find in India?

How many people live there?

What famous places are there in India?

How far away is it from England?

What animals live in India?

What are the national animals of India?

Can you think of a mammal, bird and reptile that live in India?

Is it bigger than the UK? 

What is the capital city of India?

What instruments do they play?


Websites to support your learning...
Below is a link to the NSPCC website. This is not only a good website for information but also some super activities and games for children.