Language skills: (spelling. punctuation, grammar)
English Grammar Recitation – 1
Focus on Nouns for this half term – Common, proper, concrete, abstract, collective, compound.
New spellings introduced on Mondays and tested Fridays.
Addition and subtraction in increasingly complex contexts.
The column method – varied methods of completion.
Concrete; pictorial abstract - Use of physical cubes and base ten representations.
Science: The Animal Kingdom and its many types of creatures
Art: Great pieces of Art through the ages – the renaissance, impressionism, post impressionism.
Music: Hymns for Christmas service: Gaudete (Traditional Latin Christmas Hymn),
Once in Royal David’s city
While Shepherd’s watch their flocks by night
Hail to the Lord who comes
History: Our Island Story – from the story of St. Alban to King Alfred.
Geography: The national parks of Britain, rivers, the counties of England.
Cain and Abel; The Flood, The Tower of Babel, God’s promise to Abraham.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men.
What we are reading this half term:
Our Island Story – Herbert Elisabeth Marshall
Farmer Boy – Laura Ingalls Wilder;
Heidi – Johanna Spyri;
The Railway Children – Edith Nesbit
Home learning (including reading books) due in: every Monday
Library books due in: every Friday
PE day: every Friday (Please send your child to school in their full PE kit on this day each week)
Thursday 7th December: School Christmas Service @9 a.m. and Awards Assembly with students being awarded virtue and milestone certificates.
Tuesday 12th December: whole school experience - visit from The Falconry Centre.
Wednesday 13th December: School Christmas lunch for children and staff.
Thursday 14th December: Christmas performances @10:15 a.m. Children must be collected by 12 p.m. on this day.
Friday 15th December: INSET day for staff (school CLOSED to students)
Please see the main Parent Portal page for any school closure dates
- Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled with your child's name.
- PE pumps and horticulture kits need to be kept at school at all times.