Welcome to the spring term in Emerald class!
In literacy we are linking our writing to our topic of Brazil. We will be finding out lots of information to create a non-chronological report. We will also continue to do slow writing once a week where we will be learning even more grammatical features. Spelling will be taught on a weekly basis, with the children having these spellings to learn for homework. They will be tested on these the following week.
In numeracy, we will continue to build on place value and the four operations. We will also be learning how to divide by 10 and 100, looking at how the digits move as a result, often creating tenths and hundredths. The children are tested weekly on their times tables. Some children, however, still do not know all of their times tables, please take the time to get your child to practice at home so they are not held back from their learning.
In science we are looking at animals, how to classify them and the habitats that they live in. We will be doing a field trip in the village to study animals in their natural habitats. Hopefully they won’t all be hiding if the weather is cold!
In PE we are learning basketball skills and advanced cheerleading which we are aiming to perform in front of parents. Please make sure your child has an indoor PE kit on Wednesday and a warm outdoor kit on a Friday.
Finally, our topic is Brazil, we will be looking at the history of the country, the Amazon rainforest and the animals that live in them. We will also be learning about the favelas and the illegal bird trade, based on the DVD Rio.
Please feel free to pop in at the end of the day if you have any questions,, my door is always open!