Welcome to the Fox class!
We are excited to be travelling back in history to our new topic ‘Rolling Stones’. We have called it ‘Rolling Stones’ because we will be focusing on the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, linking nicely with our Science topic ‘Rocks and Fossils’.
We kicked off the topic with our ‘wow in’ by being archaeologists and exploring our forest school for hidden treasures dating back to the Stone Age. Next, we made our very own cave art using charcoal and chalk. In Science, we investigated different types of rocks that the prehistoric people may have used to create their own tools. We tested the rocks to see if they were permeable and durable. In English lessons, we have focussed on the story ‘Stone Age Boy’ and we have written a description as though we were meeting a herd of woolly mammoths using ‘show not tell’ and our senses.
Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.
How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term
At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.
When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.
Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!
Help your child to practise their spellings. See if they can write them in their cursive handwriting.
Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.