We have a fantastic, busy term ahead of us in the run up to Christmas and of course the excitement of another Christmas play to round it all off!
Our overall topic this term is ’50 years of Huby’, with history and geography being the main focus. Within these lessons the children will be learning about the history of Huby and our school. We will also be looking at Chocolate, which yes you may think is a bit obscure but York’s history with chocolate goes a long way back and it would be a shame to waste the opportunity of visiting York’s Chocolate Story!
Mrs Booth will be teaching Science again this year, and this terms topic is ‘materials’. The children will be carrying out various tests and experiments, ensuring science is a very practical lesson.
In IT we will be learning about e-safety as well as searching technologies effectively and how multi-media and technology is in our lives. The second part of the term we will be creating spreadsheets and databases.
Art will be focussed on our chocolate theme, and we will be looking closely at the graphic side of art. We will be designing our own graphics for our very own chocolate bar!
The majority of English lessons will relate to our overall topics, beginning the term with Narrative writing and looking at the very famous author Roald Dahl and his story ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. SPaG will continue to be taught in more discrete sessions, with skills and knowledge tied in with writing lessons. Guided reading will also continue this year, with the children reading and developing their comprehension books through group and independent work. The children of course have reading books to take home and read regularly.
Maths lessons will cover a range of topic areas including number and place value, calculation, fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry and statistics. Friday sessions will remain focussed on basic arithmetic skills to continue building on the children’s fluency in maths. Problem solving and reasoning will also be a big focus this year. The children will still be continuing to learn SMIRF targets at home and encouraged to learn their times tables up to 12×12.
In P.E sessions, the children be learning Zumba as well as developing their skills in invasion games. Please make sure they have their PE kits in school every day! Our timetabled lessons are Monday and Thursday afternoons.
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