I hope you had a lot of fun over the summer and are excited about being a grown up Junior pupil. Being in the Juniors is all about making the right choices and I am sure that you are all keen to impress me. We have so much to look forward to!
This term our topic is 'Settings’. We will be looking at our local environment with a focus on Sutton and all its exciting areas, both past and present. We will also be learning how to read maps.
In Literacy we will be extending our descriptive writing by using images of different settings and choosing exciting words to lengthen our sentences. We will also be covering shape poetry, story-telling, report writing and not forgetting our spellings and handwriting - all in the autumn term!
In Maths, we are working on our times tables - with our main focus on the 3s, 4s, 8s and 9s. Try to do them as fast as you can (accurately). If you want a challenge, try and say them 10 x bigger – 30s, 40s, 80s and 90s! Get your family to practise with you and show them how brilliant you are. We will also be including shape, data handling, addition, subtraction, division and time so check out those clocks wherever you are.
Our Music lessons will focus on learning to play the C, F and G chord on the Ukelele and some simple tunes using these chord. For Art we will be studying the artist Edvard Munch and learning how to draw in one-point perspective.
During R.E this term we will focus on Christianity. In Science we will be thinking about where light comes from and how shadows are formed.
In PE (Monday and Wednesday) we are learning how to be gymnasts and practising our ball skills. Ooh la la! I nearly forgot French…where we will learn how to talk about ourselves.
So much to do – and all before Christmas! Phew! What busy bees we are going to be. Let’s go for it!
Please ask an adult to supervise and share your reading and also to comment in your Reading Record at least 4 times a week. We expect you to write 2 comments of your own in addition to those of an adult (so 6 comments in total). You will be able to change your book every other day so no need to rush through it. Remember to read comics, magazines and non-fiction books, too!
Spellings and tables
These will be handed out on a Friday and you will be tested on these the following Friday.
Please ensure you bring in a set of headphones for your Computing lessons. You can leave these in your tray.
I hope you have a great start to the term!