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 Christian Value this term is ‘Friendship.’
Friendship is such an important value in our society, with children often spending more time with their friends than with family.
Jesus tells stories of the heavenly banquet to which all are invited. The barriers between people are broken down in a loving community around God, and Jesus had stern words to say to those who refused to recognise that all are included in this community of friendship.
True friendship enables each person to grow and ensures that the unique individuality of each person is recognised. All this echoes the value placed by God on the preciousness of each person.
‘A friend loves at all times.’ (Proverbs 17:17)
*Our Learning for this term*
We are so excited for our Topic this term...
In English this half term we will be focusing on the text ‘Supertato’. The children will be writing character descriptions (making their own villain), creating wanted posters and developing their story writing. The children will work on how to create an imaginative story and the ingredients they need to make their writing successful. They will think about the setting of their stories, develop the plot by looking at their villain arriving, causing trouble and the conclusion of how the hero defeats the villain. There will also be an exciting surprise hook day to get the children engrossed in their writing.
In addition to this the children will be focusing on sentence construction, capital letter and full stops in the correct place and handwriting. They will also be predicting the ending of different texts and comparing different superheroes.
In Maths this term, we are looking at place value and addition and subtraction. Children will focus on tens and one up to 100 and think about how the number is made up. For example, 25 is two tens and 5 ones. They will also use the term partitioning, where the number is part, part, whole. In addition to this, children will use objects, number lines and pictorial techniques to help them with their addition and subtracts.
We will be learning about Mary Anning and why she is a significant person in history as part of our School Plesiosaur Day!
In Science this term we will be looking at the life cycle of animals, including humans. We will discuss how animals have offspring which grow into adults and match the adult to their offspring. We will also find out about what animals and humans need to survive and why it is important for humans to exercise, eat healthy and have good hygiene.
During RE, the children will be discussing ‘what God is like’ using stories and the understanding of these parables to help them draw their conclusions. They will also look at forgiveness and how God shows love.
The children will continue to develop their fundamental movement skills through balance, coordination skills and dance.
We are continuing to use Charanga for our Music lessons this term, where the children will appraise a range of African style music and develop their glockenspiel skills through playing and performing. We will also be practising and performing using our voices!
In Computing, the children will be looking at internet safety and how to keep their information private. They will also be setting up their Natterhub logins and exploring the uses of technology.
The children will be learning about different emotions and how to manage their feelings. They will learn what to do if they are feeling sad or lonely. The will learn about families and positive relationships. They will also learn about hygiene which will link to our learning in science.
We will continue to send spellings home on a Friday for the children to learn over the week. These always include common exception words and words linked to the SPaG. The common exception words for this half term are door, floor, poor, because, hold, told, both, old, cold and gold.
Share your work on Twitter or bring it on during the last week of term.
@GlowwormsStF @SpidersStF @DragonfliesStF @StFaithsTweets
Glowworms is on a Monday and Friday
Spiders is on Monday and Thursday
Dragonflies is on Tuesday and Wednesday
The PE uniform is white t-shirt and navy or black leggings/joggers and a navy or black jumper, trainers or plimsolls.
Reading practice books will be changed on a Monday and reading for pleasure books once a week.
Please ensure reading practise books and reading diaries are brought back to school every day.
Friday 22nd September - Jeans for Genes day
Friday 29th September - Plesiosaur day
Friday 20th October - End of term and Feel Fabulous Friday
Tuesday 31st October – Term 2
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