Teachers: Mrs Maddy Pengelly
Teaching Assistants: Mrs N Pilton, Mrs K Francis
Student Teacher: Miss A Elliott
What a fabulous start we have had to this academic year. The children in Kite class have impressed us all with their positive attitude and kindness towards others. We are looking forward to the next part of their school journey with us.
Kite Class- Autumn Term
For the Autumn Term, our topic work will have a Geography focus, with links to Science. We will look at renewable and non-renewable energy and the impact of these on our world. A brief summary can be found on the knowledge organiser below:
In our Science lessons we will be investigating Electricity , using the practical equipment.
We will :
- Identify common appliances that run on electricity
- Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
- Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
- Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
- Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.
English fiction will have a focus on character writing techniques and non-fiction will focus on non-chronological reports. In Maths we will develop our mental strategies adding and subtracting to 3-digit and 4-digit numbers. We will also be investigating patterns in multiplication and dividing. As we nearer Christmas, we will be investigating 2D and 3D shape . All our maths will include problem solving , challenges and lots of maths talk. R.E will be continuing to develop our understanding of the Creation story and what Christians can learn from it. We also be reminding ourselves of the meaning of Christmas. In Computing our new chrome books will put to good use using Word, adding text, hyperlinks and images. We will also be collecting our own data and creating graphs. We will also look at Online safety focusing on responsible behaviour and kindness, linking with anti-bullying week.
Please can we remind everyone to ensure their child has a fruit or veg snack to eat at break. Also, remember we only allow water in the drinks bottles.
Weekly Spelling Tests will be on a Friday. All children have a paper copy and also a copy stuck in their reading record books.
ALL YEARS : TTRockstars Encourage your child to develop their Times Table knowledge using this App. They have their own password which can be found in their reading journal.
Reading- Please sign your child’s reading record every time they are heard reading. This will show a minimum of 4 reads a week is being completed.Reading record books will be checked every Friday and signed by member of Kite staff.
If you are using the AR scheme ,please log on below and complete a quiz. Always keep reading. Read aloud to an adult daily and read to themselves for at least 20 minutes a day, preferably more. Here is a link to questions to ask when listen to your child reading. If possible share stories as a family too. Write a book review for each book you read.
Click here during school hours to complete an AR quiz. Please record your score in your planner or Home Learning Book.
A reading website that has updated lists of children’s authors reading aloud and fun activities. https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_content=1584565321&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook
Class work for children who are self-isolating, or awaiting a test result:
Autumn Term- English
If you would like to consolidate/ revise your setting writing have a look at the Power-point below. Create your settings. Try to show different atmosphere in your writing (happy, creepy, mystery etc).
The second half of term will focus on creating interesting characters in our writing. Have a go at these:
TTrockstars should be used everyday. If no device is available, children can write out the times tables. As a guide , begin with 10X, 5X and 2X. Move on to the others up to 12X. The corresponding division facts should also be learnt.
Reading 4 times a week for at least 20 minutes is encouraged. AR quizzes (for those using AR) can be accessed during school time.
Topic Project for Climate Change:
What-is-climate-change-powerpoint Use this PowerPoint for your research