Wilby Primary

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Kingfisher Class

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year! The new term is full of exciting learning opportunities and we have lined up lots of new experiences for the children. Mrs Wiseman will continue to teach Kingfisher Class on Mondays and Mrs Evans the rest of the week.

SPRING TERM 2024 SUBJECTS:

Topic: Our fist history topic is the Victorians, followed by the Ancient Greeks. More details about some of the questions we will be attempting to answer through our ‘Victorians’ learning - and the specific subject related vocabulary we will be encountering - can be found in the topic knowledge organiser (*LINK TO KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS LETTER).We will also have a school trip to Gressenhall Workhouse and Victorian Museum to help bring our learning to life (Further details about this will follow.) Our little production/ parent assembly for the end of the Spring term will have an Ancient Greeks theme!

 Maths: On Mondays with Mrs Wiseman, children will learn multiplication and division methods. For the rest of the week, the focus will be on measurement, perimeter and conversions between mm, cm, m and km. In our ‘Fluency Friday’ maths lessons, we will practise/ consolidate core arithmetic and problem solving skills. There will still be a BIG focus on times tables learning through the term, particularly as our Y4’s will be doing their MTC (times tables check) at the start of the coming Summer term.

Literacy: we will link our learning and writing to our Victorian topic for the first part of the term, using books such as ‘Street Child’ and an age appropriate version of ‘Oliver Twist’ for inspiration. After this, we’ll follow a ‘The Write Stuff’ unit based on a book inspired by Norse myths, called ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’. We will also have some focussed lessons on developing core grammar skills including: paragraphs, simple past and present perfect verb tenses, fronted adverbials and apostrophes for singular and plural possession.

Science: Children will be investigating Sound in our first unit, followed by: ‘What are states of matter?’ in the second half of the term.

PSHE: We will be learning more about living in the wider world and understanding respectful relationships: how the choices we make may affect individuals, communities and the environment across the world.

RE: The focus is Islam and our learning question is: ‘How does a Muslim show their submission and obedience to Allah?’ For the second half term, we will look into how beliefs may drive people to make a difference in the world and will be enquiring: ‘What do Christians mean when they talk about the Kingdom of God?’

ICT and Music lessons will be taught by Mr Haynes on Mondays, and French on Wednesday afternoons will continue to be taught by Mrs Walpole.

Design & Technology: Children will be looking at structures and architecture; they’ll also make links to their Victorian topic and will then design and make their own model pavilions (in pairs or groups of 3).

Art: Following a unit called ‘Storytelling through Drawing / Illustrating’, children will explore how artists create sequenced drawings and use text to share and tell stories. They may create accordion books, zines or comic strips. (We may also take a look at some Ancient Greek art / artefacts and illustrate myths.)

MONDAY SPELLINGS & TIMES TABLES HOMEWORK:

On Mondays, spellings and sentence homework will continue to be set. This must be completed every week and handed in on the following Monday. Sentence homework must be completed in pencil or using a school handwriting pen.

Spellings will be tested on Mondays.  Times-tables facts will also be tested on Mondays and based on this pupils will be told which tables to learn for the following week.

Please ensure that your child brings their spellings book into school every week on Monday so that we can stick in new spellings. You will also be able to see how they got on in their tests and see which times tables facts they should be working on next.

Children will be provided with ‘ look cover write check’ sheets to practise spellings and handwriting on. We will provide two sheets per week but if children need more practice sheets there will always be spares available in class. Children will also need to continue writing three of their spellings into a sentence which should be as extended as possible!

OTHER HOMEWORK:

Maths / other homework tasks will be set on Thursdays in the green homework book and should be returned by Wednesday morning at the latest please.

PE:

Please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their PE kit on Tuesdays. Please could you make sure that your child’s PE kit and their school jumper are clearly labelled to ensure that lost property can be easily located.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about your child’s well-being or their educational needs and please do continue to use the class message books (available in the school Reception area) or use Class Dojo to let us know your questions or concerns.

Kindest regards

                                                 Mrs Evans and Mrs Wiseman

LINK TO SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS:https://www.wilbyprimary.org.uk/Knowledge-organisers/)