Autumn 2 -2019

Nearly there.

We have some very tired children (and adults too) due to all the fantastic work we have done.  We have tried really hard to include lots of really high-quality work and to such a high standard of presentation too.  We are continuing to work on our resilience and trying to solve their own problems, independently. This is continuing to improve.  We have had a really great term and started the year really well.  We have learnt about St Piran’s life.  We have also learnt “The Firework Maker’s Daughter” and “Guy Fawkes: a biography” including a very exciting visit from Father Christmas.

In Maths, we have been looking at multiplying and division.  Our times tables games are getting a lot faster and our Time Table Rockstars times are definitely speeding up.

This term’s topic was “From Dusk Till Dawn”.  We found out all about how light affects the world around us and how important it is to many cultures.  We have been finding out about light across the curriculum in Science, RE (Diwali) and Art.

In Science, we have learned all about light and shadow.  We looked at opaque, translucent and transparent and how they effect the way we see. This included reflection and refraction and played games and did experiments linked to light.

In PSHE we have looked at mindfulness and how to de-stress.

Our Art has been based on the work of Dick Twinney and we had a great trip to visit his studio.  We have created some beautiful animal pictures.

We have started looking at invasion games (E.g tag rugby) and have done some great swimming too.

This term’s KIRFS have been useful to show our learning and we are better at remembering them. To help develop children’s fluency in mathematics, we are continuing to ask them to learn Key Instant Recall Facts each half term. We expect children to practice their KIRFs at least 3 times a week.  We have focused on 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables.

We would like your child to continue to practice their times tables over Christmas.  This could be through quizzing them or using Times Table Rockstars.

Next term, we are starting with “Pole to Pole” and moving on to “Inventors”. KIRFS will be sent out to keep you informed.  Have a lovely break and a very Merry Christmas.