Welcome to Shrewley class 2019-2020!
Mrs Eaves will be teaching Shrewley on Monday and Tuesday. Mrs White will be teaching the class on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Newsome, Mr Bladon and Mrs Cooknell will be supporting in the classroom.
We are all really excited about working in Shrewley this year.
Please make sure your child has a water bottle and a reading book in school everyday. They do not need any other equipment.
This page will be updated throughout the year. Please be patient - it may take us a while to update everything on for the start of term!
This year, a really big focus will be times tables. We are aiming for the children to have VERY quick recall of all multiplication and division facts up to 12 X 12. We will begin by counting in steps of each times table to learn the answers, we will begin by learning them in order but the children need to learn them ALL randomly and recall any fact in any order, and with speed. We will also be discussing how multiplication is commutative and if we know 5 X 8 = 40 then we also know 8 X 5 = 40.
ANY extra work you can do at home to support learning these facts would be greatly appreciated. Please use any method that suits your child. E.g. Times table songs, chanting them in the car, Apps, books, worksheets….etc.
This term we will be covering the following topics in maths:-
Addition and Subtraction
Length and Perimeter
Multiplication and Division
This term we are aiming to read the following books as a class:-
The Incredible Book Eating Boy
A Roman Diary
Romans on the Rampage
Escape from Pompei
We will also be looking at different non-fiction texts to support learning about the Romans. Our reading and writing will be based around these books and we are hoping the children will develop a rich knowledge of the Roman era as well as extending their reading, writing and grammar skills.
In RE, this term we will be considering what we can learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong.
In computing, the children will develop their efficiency in word processing and keyboard skills, which include formatting images for purpose and creating effecting layouts within a word document. These skills will enable the children to present their work in different ways. The children will continue to recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online and explore a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
Over the Autumn term we will cover two main schemes. Our first topic will be Teeth and Digestion, where the children will learn how our digestion system works and the function of the teeth. We will explore the effects of food and drink on our teeth, with an interesting investigation. The children will then be working towards their Electrician Qualification by identifying common electrical appliances, creating circuits and sorting a range of materials into conductors and insulators. We will finish the term with a STEM project, creating an electrical Christmas card.
Our topic this term will be “Romans on the Rampage”
We have also planned a trip for this term. We will be taking the children to Lunt Fort near Baginton in Coventry on Friday 11th October. More information to follow.
Please see the following for more information:-
The children will have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon this term. The session on Tuesday will be based on Real PE, building on fundamental skills to use within games. The sports coaches will run sessions on a Wednesday afternoon, focusing on small sided games involving tactics and positioning. Please ensure the children have a full PE kit in school all week.
ART and DT
To accompany our Roman theme the children will be learning why Romans used Mosaics and investigating patterns and images they used in them. They will then have the opportunity to create their own. After explaining about Roman battles, and the defences they used, the children will be making catapults and testing them.
French will continue to be taught every week on Monday afternoon by Mrs Brown.
The children will be involved in singing during worship and learning new songs for the Christmas production.
As usual, Mathletics will be set every Wednesday, to be completed by the following Monday. A grammar task will be set every other week. Please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot access Mathletics. The Mathletics task will usually relate to our work in class or be consolidation of skills.
Creative Tasks: a homework sheet detailing the creative homework will come home during the first week of term, including the dates upon which they will be set.
This is of huge importance to all children. Reading for enjoyment every day, alone or with an adult, will not only increase your child’s vocabulary, but improve general knowledge, comprehension and general understanding across all subjects.
Please continue to encourage your children to read at home, ideally daily, but at least five times a week for 15-20 minutes. They may bring home a book from school, or read their own books. Reading out loud to an adult or being read to, is not only for younger children - pupils of all ages benefit enormously from this.
Please feel free to pop into the office to book a time to come and see us, or send an e-mail via the office if you have any concerns.
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Recommended reading list
It’s important for children to read as much as possible; to enjoy reading; to want to share what they have read with someone else and to challenge themselves to read different authors from different periods of time. In this way the children will build a rich vocabulary and greater understanding of the techniques authors use in their work to be able to apply this in their own writing. Have a look at the document linked below for a list of recommended books for your child’s age group!