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Welcome back to school – we hope you had a well-deserved rest during the Break.

In Starfish Class, we will continue with our topic ‘Rainforests’, which I am sure all of the children will be happy with. We will also revisit our text, ‘The Great Kapok Tree’. Through this book, the children will use acting to become one of the characters and write a persuasive letter from the perspective of this animal, writing about the effects of deforestation on themselves and that of the wider world.  Using the skills they have learnt, the children will then try and persuade Miss Cordingley to adopt an animal!

This term in Maths, we will revisit place value.  The children will work practically to support with their understanding of 3 digit numbers. Using this knowledge, they will work on solving a range of place value problems.  We would love to see the children using ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ at home to support them with their continued confidence with times table recall.

For our RE topic this term, we will work towards answering the question, ‘When Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost?’  We will look at what Pentecost means to Christians and develop the children’s confidence in making links between the Kingdom of God and how Christians live their lives.

Starfish Class will also be very busy in other areas of the curriculum too. Our topic for PE this term is Athletics, which will continue every Thursday. We will again focus on the artist Tim Jeffs during our Art session, gradually building upon a number of skills before working to produce a drawing of a rainforest animal in the style of this artist’s work.

Our focus in Science this term is animals, including humans - we are sure the children will enjoy this!

Furthermore, during our French lessons, we will focus on greetings and looking at counting to 10 and months of the year, which will support the children when sharing their birthday and age in French.

Finally, during computing, children will develop their confidence using Scratch, becoming programmers whilst using their creative thinking and working collaboratively to reason. 

We look forward to sharing all of the children’s work and their achievements during the course of this term.


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