Welcome to the Opal Class Page!
Miss Whittingham will be the teacher for Opal Class this term, with help from the wonderful Mrs. Di Pisa and Mrs. Gingell.
On Wednesday 3rd May we will be holding a curriculum evening for parents and children explaining how we teach fractions in Maths at Key Stage 1. If you would like to attend, it will be at 5.30 and held in Amethyst class.
Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and restful holiday!
Our topic for the first Summer term is 'All Around the World! We will be learning about geography of the world and then moving on to learning about the history of different explorers such as Columbus, Drake and Scott!
In Maths, we will continue practising counting and writing our numbers correctly; understanding place value and using our knowledge of number bonds to solve addition and subtraction questions. We will be learning about multiplication and division; mass and solving word problems. We will also be revising other concepts we have learnt over the year.
Read, Write, Inc. will continue to teach us our sounds for reading, as well as comprehension skills.
In Science we will be looking at plants and animals. We will also be doing some experiments later in the term.
Our Learn4Life lessons will be a chance to discuss PSHE issues such as friendship and kindness.
In Computing we will be learning how to code by using different computer programmes and beebots!
In R.E., we will be exploring Judaism.
In P.E., we will be doing Real PE and Games.
This term, PE. will be on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has a change of t-shirt, shorts and suitable PE shoes (daps).T shirts should be white and shorts should be black.
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.
ALL Children should be reading at home daily and bringing their reading folders with contact books to school every day to change their books and/or be read with in school. Please sign your child's diary each time they read at home, as this earns them points towards their reading certificates, which the children all love to get in Celebration Assembly.
All children should be learning their times tables regularly (2s, 5s and 10s).
All children will have an optional topic homework to complete [see document below].
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