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Welcome to Topaz Class

 

 

Welcome to Topaz class.

Miss Londors and Mrs. Woodall are the adults in Topaz Class and look forward to helping the

children with their learning.

 

We hope you had a super fun yet restful Christmas and are ready to jump back into school life!

 

Our topic is Fantastic France! This will be History and Geography based, looking at Paris’ human and physical characteristics and comparing them to London. We will also explore the French revolution and why it happened; including what life was like in France after the revolution.

In our art and DT lessons we will be exploring the human and physical characteristics that Claude Monet painting and use our skills to replicate pieces of his work.

 

Our writing lessons will also be directly linked to our topic: Biography; Letters;

Play scripts; Song lyrics; narrative story and persuasive texts all to do with France.

 

In Guided Reading, we will be learning and using skills in comprehension; inference; vocabulary; prediction and answering different question types.

 

In Maths, we will start by learning about Multiplication and division, including using different strategies to solve these; Identify angles; line types and symmetry in shapes.

 

Computing is all about digital literacy: understanding online communications, plagiarism and copyright, as well as online safety.

 

In Science, our focus will be evolution and inheritance, using scientific findings to identify differences, similarities or changes. The children will be able to understand the concept of adaption; inheritance; Evolution theory; how fossils are made and their importance and how humans have evolved.


In PE, we will be learning ultimate Frisbee, using appropriate tactics such as maintaining possession of the Frisbee and passing to team mates. We will also be doing dance and gymnastics, where the children will plan and perform sequences of movements, learning to move fluently and expressively, using different speeds and levels.

 

In R.E., we will be looking at Judaism: How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks? And Christianity: Is forgiveness always possible?

In Learn 4 Life is all about looking forward and my friends and family.

 

Our language focus this term is French, where the children will learn to understand a range of spoken phrases; ask simple questions and give basic information and give responses to questions about every day events.

 

Reminders for the year:

Homework

Children are expected to read for 10 minutes everyday which will go towards earning a Ribbons for a keyring.

They should also be practicing their times tables (3, 4, 6 and 8 Yr 3 and all the times tables for Yr 4) and termly spellings.

Spelling challenges are optional but children can earn spelling badges when they have achieved them.

Topic homework is set once a term and is an optional homework.

 

PE for Autumn Term is on a Monday and Wednesday.

 PE Kits should include a white t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and black daps or trainers, you may want to include a jumper for the great British weather.

 

Please try to support us by completing all of your child's home learning with them to support their love for learning. Reading, spellings and mathletics  are an essential element of a child's development and has a positive impact on your child's progress in all areas of the curriculum!

 

We look forward to an exciting term ahead!

 

 

 

    

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