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This half term we will be going ‘Into the Woods’. We are finding out about Traditional Tales, especially Jack and the Beanstalk as well as growing our own beans. We will be finding out about plants: what they need to grow, what the different parts of plants do and identifying plants in our local area.
We will also be looking at local wildlife, particularly mini-beasts in a woodland setting. We are using nature to inspire and create art and music.
We will be investigating our village; what features it has, what building materials are used and what life is like in Mundford and comparing this to a village in Africa.
We will be finding out what life was like during Royal Weddings through history, and using our measuring skills we are practising in maths to make treats for a Royal Wedding Street Party!
If you have any problems or concerns regarding your children (or want to share something positive too – we like good news!), please feel free to come and talk to us.
Mrs A Adams, Mrs L Morris & Mrs S Stayton
Maple Mundford Junction Dates:
- 9/5/18 – 14.00
- 19/6/18 – 9.15
P.E. is on Wednesday. P.E. kit will be needed on this day. Tuesday is also our adventure playground day when outdoor trainers will be needed. Please ensure earrings are out on all these days and long hair is tied back.
Spellings are tested every Friday morning and new words are given out for children to learn for the next Friday. Spellings are linked to the phonics we are learning and are also linked to handwriting. This means that the words children are learning are more relevant to them. They also include high frequency words.
Homework will also be given out on Friday to be handed in by the following Thursday.
We aim to hear your child read and change their books at least twice a week, but this can only be achieved with your help! We will also be doing group reading and comprehension work.
Please try to hear your child read every day and talk about the story they have read. It is important to record this in the yellow book that comes home with the reading book, also to record comments about their reading. If they have shared a book with you at home, please also include this in the yellow book as we like to know what else they have been reading. Please note that we will not change their reading books if you have not written in the yellow book.
Children will need outdoor trainers, or boots in wet weather, to change into at lunchtimes. This is because they will be on the field and we do not want to bring mud into the classroom. They will change in the cloakroom area before going out.