Welcome back Nightingale Class / Autumn Term Week1

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Welcome back Nightingale Class!

During the first week, we will be getting to know each other, establishing class rules,  and organising children routines. Our Meet the Teacher meeting is Thursday 14th September 3:30 in our classroom. If you can’t make it, let me know and I’ll give you the handouts.

On Mondays, home learning/reading records are due in. Reading comprehension and handwriting practice will be completed by students. (RE/French during the afternoon)

Tuesday (Art/ PE during the afternoon)

Aprons, PE Kits, and water bottles are due in. During Tuesdays, I will check children home learning/reading records and if there are some comments or suggestions from parents. Timetables and spelling practice will be done by students.

Wednesday (Music/Jigsaw/History during the afternoon)

Home learning/ reading records are sent out. Homework books will go out and due back the following Monday (School Bags will go out for the first week). This will give us a day to hear all the children read and ensure their reading book is appropriate. Reading comprehension and handwriting practice will be completed by students.

Thursday (Science/Geography during the afternoon)

During this week students will be explained about doing experiments in Science. Every Thursday the students will have the opportunity to bring their own experiments related to our topic and show what they have done. This term is related to Living things and their habitats (Science experiments due in). Timetables and spelling practice will be done by students.

Friday (Music/Jigsaw/Computing during the afternoon)

Reading comprehension and handwriting practice will be completed by students (Science experiments send out).

During the Autumn term the students will be learning the following:

In Literacy, the lessons will be divided between Units such as Poetry (Charles Causley and Michael Rosen poems), Fiction (Greek and Roman Myths and Legends), Non-fiction (Animals on the move) and comprehension (Reports/Relative Clauses).

In Maths, the lessons will be divided between Units such as Place Numbers in the 4 operations, Divisible/Multiple Numbers, Multiply and Divide using mental strategies, Place decimals, Measure angles, weight and time, and Geometry.

In Science, the children will explore the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. They will describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals and they will describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

In History, the children will discover the Ancient Cultures from Greece and Rome. They will understand how the Roman withdrawal from Britain happened and the fall of the Roman Empire. In Geography, the children will understand about the physical geography of Greece and Rome.

In Music and Art, the children will learn about different artists from European countries and the influence of those artists nowadays.

In RE, the children will be comparing Judaism and Christianity and the rules for living.

In French, the children will be revising basic questions, answers, and numbers. They will talk about themselves and family.

In PE, the children will have Athletics, Future Fitters (Gym), Dance, and Team games.

Have a lovely week!

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