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 summer and are ready to jump back into school life!
This term our topic is The Egyptians! This will be History and Geography based, looking at where
Egypt is and what it is like now, as well as what it was like in the past, such as the Egyptians’ ideas
and beliefs. This will feed into our art and DT lessons, where we will be planning and creating
an Egyptian death mask!
Our writing lessons will also be directly linked to our topic: writing instructions; explanation texts;
job descriptions; setting descriptions and non-chronological reports all to do with Egypt.
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 place value in 3 and 4 digit numbers; finding 10, 100 and 1000 more/less than a given number; adding and subtracting and identifying different angles, line types and symmetry in shapes.
Computing is all about digital literacy: communicating work and ideas, as well as online safety.
In Science, our focus will be electricity and light, using scientific findings to answer questions and using results to make conclusions or ask scientific questions. The children will be constructing simple series circuits; using switches; testing conductors and insulators; recognising the need for light in order to see; understanding eye protection and recognising the differences and causes of shadows and reflections.
In PE, we will be learning handball and football, using appropriate tactics such as maintaining possession of the ball and passing to team mates. We will also be doing dance, 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 the relationship Jews have with God, as well as the meaning of Christmas and Learn4Life is all about ‘my school’: settling in and making relationships with new friends; and ‘healthy bodies, healthy minds’: identifying and expressing feelings appropriately, as well as making healthy lifestyle choices.
Our language focus this term is Spanish, 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:
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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