Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to the Summer Term at St. Peter’s. There is a lot happening this term that we’d like to make you aware of and we hope will be useful to you.
The first half term our topic Stone Age to Iron Age where we’ll be learning about life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. To complement this learning we will be reading ‘Stone Age Boy’ in our English Lessons. We will also be organising an educational visit to Creswell Crags, after half term, where we will learn about the lives of our ancestors and explore the skills needed to survive the Stone Age. We will also be looking at light and shadows.
In the second half term our topic is Plant to Plate to People, with a strong Science focus. We will learn about animals, including humans, helping plants grow and healthy eating. English will be studying poetry including nature poems from ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert McFarlane.
We will be extending our understanding of a range of mathematical topics including time, measurement and statistics. Later in the term our focus will change to consolidating our understanding of all the topics learnt during the year. We will be continuing to focus on Times Tables throughout this term. Homework will continue to be given out on a Friday and is to be returned to school the following Wednesday.
Please continue to record your child’s reading in their reading records. These are checked weekly. Five signatures from home each week will earn your child 5 Dojo Dollars! Your support with helping your child to practise reading is greatly appreciated. If any parents or grandparents would like to volunteer some time to listen to children read we would be extremely grateful, please let your child’s class teacher know.
In school, Spelling will focus on adding suffixes to words (-ing, -er, -tion, etc) and next half term we will be consolidating the spelling rules covered so far this year. Spelling Homework will consist of words to be learned. These words are split into groups: one star, two star and three star. Everyone should start by learning the one star spellings. If your child is confident with these they can move onto the two star spellings, then the three star. There will be a spelling test every Friday on the words your child has learnt.
Children will continue to have PE lessons this term and need to ensure they have an indoor and outdoor kit with them. We will be moving on to rounders and athletics this term. Kits should consist of black shorts, white t-shirt, jogging bottoms, jumper and outdoor sports shoes. All kits should be kept in school so that they are ready at all times.
Thank you for your support last term, we hope this term will be just as enjoyable. Please feel free to catch us with any queries or questions.