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Welcome to your new class- we hope you had a lovely break and we are looking forward to a great first term with you all.
Our class text for term 1 is 'The Magic Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton.
The Magic Faraway Tree is the second story in the Faraway Tree series. This book will transport children to multiple lands of fantasy and wonder. It has been chosen as our class text to inspire children to explore their imaginations when writing stories and to develop a love of reading for pleasure.
If you enjoy this book, here are some other suggestions of books you may like to read.
This term we will be learning about three different genres of writing.
By the end of this term, the children will have written a letter, written a persuasive text and a diary entry. The books that we will use to support our learning will be 'The Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura and 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' by Michelle Robinson. We will be focusing on our sentence structure by making sure capital letters and full stops are in the right place and we will be using difference sentence types with exclamation and question marks.
In our spelling lessons, we are following the Read, Write Inc Scheme which has a different focus each week. The children get to practice their new skills in these lessons and transfer them into their writing.
The first term starts with the children learning place value for numbers up to one thousand. They will be able to read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1000 and determine the value of each digit.
As the term continues, we will be moving onto addition and subtraction. In this unit, the children will be applying their place value knowledge to add and subtract 3-digit numbers using mental methods. We will then move on to using formal written methods and using the inverse to solve missing number problems.
To answer this question we will be learning about the typical lifestyle of a Stone Age person living in Britain. We will explore examples of Stone Age settlements like Skara Brae and draw conclusions from archaeological evidence that has been recovered. Then we will consider how life may have changed for people during the Stone Age when people began to farm.
In science lessons this term, we will be learning about the structure of the human body. We will be learning about the different function of bones and understand how muscles in our body work. We will also consider the structure of other animals that do not have skeletons like our own.