Mrs Scott, Mr Staddon and Miss Smith
Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope you have had a relaxing Christmas break. Kingfishers class are soaring into Spring 2023; although it’s a new year, we still have the same high expectations of ourselves and each other. We will continue to be the best we can be and be proud of our achievements.
Upon our return, we will be looking at our extreme Earth in Geography. This will involve us focussing on the Earth’s physical geography of volcanoes and earthquakes. Later in the Spring term, our History enquiry question will be, ‘How did life change in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?’
In Science, in the first half of the Spring term, we will be exploring rocks. We will compare and group together different kinds of rocks and describe how fossils are formed. We will also discover that soils are made from rocks and organic matter. In the second half of the Spring term, we will be leaning all about forces and magnets.
In English, we will focus on a range of genres and texts, allowing the children to extend their ability in writing. Some of these will incorporate key themes from this term’s science topic around fossils. Our first text of the Spring term will be, Stone Girl, Bone Girl; the story of Mary Anning, the world's best-known fossil hunter. Following this we will look at a range of texts, including: The Green Ship.
In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division. This will be followed by a unit of fractions and then in measurement we will learn about time and money. In addition to this, we will revisit key arithmetic skills on a daily basis to ensure that we continue to develop these. Furthermore, we will focus on the children’s knowledge of their times tables as well as their speed and ability to recall known facts.
In Religious Education, we will be learning about Judaism and will explore the enquiry question: ‘What do Jewish people believe about G-d and the Covenant and Torah?’
We will have PE twice weekly on a Tuesday and Wednesday; please ensure your child has suitable clothing for either indoor or outdoor activities on these days.
Homework and spellings will be weekly; they will be set on a Thursday and collected the following Thursday. In addition to this, it is expected that over the course of a week, children will have read five times at home and have their reading record signed by a parent/carer to prove that their child has read.