During Autumn term we will focus on settling into the classroom and getting used to the new routines. We will get to know one another through interactive team building activities and an exciting trip.
Please find below the document for parents to help them with the routines and structures of the classroom for this year.
In English this term we are reading "Setting the Gods Adrift." by Geraldine McCaughrean. We will spend time discuss the themes, characters and writing styles from within the book. We enjoy whole class reading of the text by using the online Kindle reader which gives everyone the opportunity to read aloud and follow along.
During Maths this term we are focusing on our understanding of place value, numbers and sequences. We are using concrete apparatus to help us visualise numbers and the changes that happen when you add and subtract tens and hundreds.
Later on this term, we will be moving on to column addition and subtraction.
Throughout this term we will be starting to learn some of our times tables. We are trying lots of different methods, such as repetition, flashcards, board games and even songs! The focus for the first term is the 2 and 3 times tables fluent up to 12x.
Week of Inspirational Maths.
During the first week of term, we focused on Maths mindsets. We learnt that our brains are always growing and creating new pathways. Nobody is born with a maths brain, you just need to keep trying and you will find a way that fits you.
Today we listened to an air raid sound track within class. We thought about our emotions and what we could hear happening in the background of the recording. We then wrote a diary entry as Lennie as he hid under the stairs with his Mum during a Blitz air raid.