Welcome to the Spiders!
Hello and welcome!
*Meet the Spider grown-ups*
The grown-ups in the Spider class are Miss Locke and Mrs Jones. We love teaching the Spiders and we are so proud of their achievements!
If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!
*Our Christian Value for the term*
Our value for this term is Respect. Being respectful is one of the key ingredients to being the best person you can be.
“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”
Respect is also one of our school rules (Ready, Respectful and Safe) and is a value we hold dear in school. The children learn to recognise respect in others, while also showing respect themselves.
“Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.” Roy T. Bennett.
They also learn the importance of showing respect to our belongings and to our environment. The children are developing their understanding of how we can respect our beautiful world and what we can further do as a school, as a Plastic Free School.
When it comes to climate change, “be the change you wish to be in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi.
*Our Learning for this term*
In Science, we will be identify and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, investigating how materials can be changed, making predictions and recording our findings. In RE, the children will be looking at personal expression, exploring which celebrations are important to Christians and other faiths. In PE, children will learn the skills to perform dances using simple movement patterns. In Geography, children will learn about using map, compass directions, atlases and the globe as they name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. In Computing, they will use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content. Children will use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies. We will continue to use Natterhub within our computing lessons. In Music, children will be listening and appraising a range of musical styles and artists including Big Band, Motown, Elvis, Freedom Songs as well as using instruments to accompany music and play together. They will also be learning Christmas songs for our Year to Christmas Play in December. In PSHE, we will cover the NSPCC Pants lesson as well as learning about safe relationships (Antibullying week) and how to show respect to ourselves and others. In DT, children will gain knowledge on different moving mechanisms. They will design, plan, make and evaluate a ‘moving winter picture’
English – We will continue to develop our writing through Talk for Writing, with our focus on the text Meerkat Mail; adapted from the Emily Gravett story. We had an excellent ‘hook’ session where the children went on a journey to the West Common with a character from their classroom. We gathered vocabulary and ideas for our writing which inspired fantastic stories when we returned to school. Over the term the children will learn what is included in a journey story. They will explore alliterative phrases, repetition for effect and the use of expanded noun phrases to add emphasis. The children will continue to focus on their handwriting and spelling as we practise different joins and spelling common exception words. They will also learn the key features of and how to write a non-chronological report.
We will read with children during reading practice 3 times a week. Please read with and listen to your child read regularly at home and record this in their reading diaries. Remember, they love to hear you read stories to them too 😊
Spellings – We will continue to send spellings home on a Friday for children to learn. The common exception words included this term will be most, only, great, even, after, fast, last, past, father and Christmas.
Maths – We will be continuing with the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. This term the children will continue to develop their addition and subtraction skills. They will develop a greater understanding of money including the value of different coins and how to make totals. They will also learn about multiplication and division and begin to recall the facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to solve problems.
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