Our focus this term is 'giving and kindness' and children will be completing lots of activities around these themes including defining what kindness is, how kindness effects others and how kindness effects yourself.
In English the will be learning the alternative pronunciation of graphemes. They will be focusing on sentence construction and using punctuation. They will be blending for reading and segmenting for spelling. Reading is really important to us and the children have been reading lots of books in class. They are working hard to earn points for our 'Mad Hatter's' home reading reward scheme so don't forget to sign your child's reading record when you read with your child. Please read with your children as often as you can manage, it really makes a huge difference to your child's progress.
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In maths this term we will be learning about money. Firstly we will be recognising coins and notes, before adding amounts of money, and then finding change. We will then move onto our block of learning about multiplication. Don't forget to direct your children to the the TTRockstars website to practise their times tables, this is a really exciting website and children love it!!
In geography this term children will be comparing Darenth to Madagascar to enable them to answer the question "What would be in my suitcase if I travelled to Madagascar? Would it be the same as I need at home?" They will be comparing weather, rainfall, physical and human features, as well as using maps and atlases.
In science children will be investigating the uses of everyday materials, comparing suitability of materials, recycling and investigating new materials.
In PE children will be focusing on their throwing and catching skills. They will be engaging in a variety of exciting activities to promote accuracy and precision. Please make sure that your child has a full PE kit including either trainers or plimsoles, a dark pair of jogging bottoms and a dark sweat shirt would also be a great idea as PE lessons will have to take place outside for the foreseeable future.
A link to the Oak National Academy teaching resources can be found here:
Daily letters and sounds phonics sessions go live from Monday 27th April: Please follow the link below:
Daily video lessons are available on the BBC Bitesize website, the link can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p