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Dear parents and carers,
Firstly, a huge thank you to Aspen class and all parents and carers for their understanding and patience whilst we used the hall as our classroom last term. The children were a credit to the school with their attitude towards the disruption and didn’t let it stand in the way of their learning at all, thank you.
This term we will start with our final swimming lesson on Monday 20th and then move our thoughts onto our class Easter play. We are excited to share the script and songs with the children and hold auditions for parts early in the term so that we can organise costumes and set design.
Term 4 will also see the start of a new topic on Anglo Saxons and Vikings. The children really enjoyed their history work linked with literacy texts when we covered The Stone Age, so this will be an approach we will take this term as well, kick starting our English and Topic work with ‘The Last Viking’ by Terry Deary, a wonderfully illustrated fiction book but also packed with facts about the period.
The children will be given opportunities to write in a variety of genres including fiction and non-fiction, as well as continuing to enhance their spelling and grammar skills through targeted SPaG lessons. As before, the children will be set spellings for weekly homework that are based on the words they have been learning in either our ‘Word of the Day’ sessions or their phonics lessons each week. Reading also forms a hugely important part of the children’s homework, please remember to sign your child’s reading record each time they read, we ask for a minimum of three reads per week.
Maths this term will move onto fractions (and related decimal work for Year 4). We will continue to apply our knowledge and understanding of number, place value and the four operations through problem solving and application of our fraction work. Continued work on times tables and KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts) is so important in supporting the work we do in school and we thank you for continuing to work with the children on these at home. If you would like a copy of Term 4 KIRFS please let Miss Davis know.
As always, if you would like to speak with a member of the Aspen team, please do not hesitate to book an appointment via the office, catch us at the end of the day or pop a note in your child’s reading record. I look forward to meeting with parents and carers at our forthcoming parent’s evenings in March.
The Aspen Team
Things to remember!
- Children must have their complete PE kit in school every Tuesday.
- Please remember to hand your homework book in (containing spelling and times table practise) on or before Tuesday and hand your reading records in every morning.
The Aspen Team consists of:
Miss Davis - class teacher
Miss Wallwork- teaching assistant
Mrs Archer - teaching assistant
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