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Autumn Term 1 2020

Hopefully you’ve all had a fantastic summer break and are now refreshed and ready for the exciting year ahead. We’re sure you will love the fantastic learning we have lined up for you this year – read on for a preview of what we are studying this half term.

This half term our topic is: The Windrush

When the Empire Windrush passengers ship docked at Tilbury from Jamaica on 22 June 1948, it marked the start of the post-war immigration boom which was to change British society.

We will examine the stories of some of the people who left their own countryto come and live in England, identify reasons why they left and discover what it was like once they got to Britain.

Passengers on the Windrush were told that they were headed for the ‘mothercountry’ and that they were all welcome. What did they experience after their arrival in Britain? Check out seven Windrush passengers stories here .

ENGISH The Arrival

Our English learning is also linked to immigration, as we will be studying the book ‘The Arrival’, by Shaun Tan. ‘The Arrival’ is a migrant story told as a series of wordless images that might seem to come from a long-forgotten time. A man leaves his wife and child in an impoverished town, seeking better prospects in an unknown country on the other side of a vast ocean. He eventually finds himself in a bewildering city of foreign customs, peculiar animals, curious floating objects and indecipherable languages. With nothing more than a suitcase and a handful of currency, the immigrant must find a place to live, food to eat and some kind of gainful employment. He is helped along the way by sympathetic strangers, each carrying their own unspoken history: stories of struggle and survival in a world of incomprehensible violence, upheaval and hope.

MATHS: Number and Place Value

The children will be in groups according to their needs and will be taught by Katy, Conor, Jo and Lisa. The curriculum will be planned to meet the learning needs of individual groups with appropriate levels of challenge and differentiation. Our focus for this half term will be number and calculation.

As always times tables are key for all areas of maths, so if yours need brushing up on, go to the following site: https://tablestest.com

Understanding the World

SCIENCE: Animals including Humans

Our Science topic this term is Animals Including Humans. Building upon our knowledge of how the human body works, we will focus on the circulatory and digestive systems and investigate the impact diet, drugs and exercise can have on a healthy lifestyle.

How much do you know already?  Test your knowledge at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/quiz/q58851412

COMPUTING: Internet Safety

The Internet is a great place to learn and develop rewarding relationships, but with this comes great responsibility. We will explore how to stay safe on the internet and the consequences of revealing private information to a person you know only online.

RE

 

The RE topic this half term is The Journey of Life and Death.  Considering the human response to loss and bereavement, we will examine how different religions explain what happens after death.

 

 

FOREST SCHOOL

What happens at Forest School?

Forest Schools focus on developing personal, social and emotional life skills through learner led, nature-based learning. Please help your child to remember their outdoor boots/old trainers when it is their turn.

Forest School takes place in a site near the Elm Lane playing fields. If you are interested in visiting the site, have a look at Wildcat Wilderness’ webpage for upcoming vents: http://wildcatwilderness.org

Further information about Forest School can be found at the following link: https://www.forestschools.com

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

 

We will be using our oracy skills throughout our Windrush topic and other areas of the curriculum.

FRENCH

We will be using our oracy skills throughout our Windrush topic and other areas of the curriculum.

 

HOME LEARNING

Home learning will be given out on Thursday to be returned the following Tuesday. Please encourage your child to look over their home learning on Thursday, so any questions can be answered and help can be given by their teacher on Friday, if needed.

READING BOOKS

Home learning will be given out on Thursday to be returned the following Tuesday. Please encourage your child to look over their home learning on Thursday, so any questions can be answered and help can be given by their teacher on Friday, if needed.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

Maths

For a Maths challenge: http://nrich.maths.org/primary-upper

French

For extending your French learning: https://www.duolingo.com/

Science

Some useful information about our Science topic, ‘Animals including humans’:

http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/heart.html

http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/human-circulatory-system

The Bug Club

Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.

This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.

Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.

If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held at the school Reception desk.

BUG CLUB

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