Term 2 - What we are learning.

Term 2 - What we are learning.

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! The children certainly had lots of exciting stories to tell! Just like last term here is a summary of what we will be covering in Term 2.

P.E

P.E Days – will continue to be on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure all items of clothing are labelled to allow lost property to be returned to its owner. Girls should remember to bring a hair bobble in and if they could remember not to wear earrings on P.E days.

Homework

Your child will be taught many new spelling patterns over the term and the homework will reinforce these. Please copy out words three times each and then write a sentence for each word. Please remind your child to underline the spelling word with a ruler and remember full stops, capital letters and neat joined-up handwriting. Please refer to note in homework jotter for follow up activities.

Maths homework will also be issued on a regular basis. It will be issued on a Monday and collected on a Friday.  The maths homework will reinforce concepts that have been covered this year. Your child may also be asked to practise their times tables.

Over the next 4 weeks pupils will also be asked to undertake activities in the ‘Learning at Home’ grid. The bold ones are the only compulsory ones – although of course your child can do as many of these as they wish.

Useful things to bring

Please can your child bring the following to school:

-          At least 1 sharp pencil

-          A pencil sharpener and rubber

-          Coloured pens and/or pencils

-          A glue stick

Literacy

This term in reading we will be doing another class novel – ‘The Fish in Room 11’. Pupils will be given pages to read at home and activities to do. They really enjoyed there novel last term. We will be continuing to look at creating and answering a variety of questions, how to summarise a text and we will also be looking at clarifying the meanings of words by looking at the context and using a dictionary.

We will be continuing to have a weekly writing lesson, which will focus on poety and often be linked to our ‘Social Studies’ topic. Your child will get the opportunity to write personal, imaginative and functional pieces of text as well as writers craft.

Maths - In Maths we will be concentrating on addition, subtraction, multiplication, time and money.

Social Studies - Our topic this term is ‘Glasgow in the Past’.

Science - Our Science topic this term will be 'Clyde in the Classroom' and electricity.

R.M.E – we will be focusing on Islam this term and will learn about the Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha.

Health and Wellbeing – we will be focusing on social and physical wellbeing.

Art – this term we will be focusing on collage and making 3D models using clay.

Drama – we will continue working on mime, body language and presenting to an audience.

Music – This term we are delighted to have a music specialist who will visit us for for 12 weeks! 

Important dates to remember

School Trip – 20th January – please wear a shirt and tie, bring a packed lunch. 

Class Assembly – 26th February 

 

We're looking forward to the term ahead and know we have lots of fun and exciting things to do! Please keep checking the website to see what we’ve been doing! I hope this has been helpful and informative. If in the meantime you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact either of us at school.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Ryman & Mr Dunford