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We hope you have all had a wonderful half term and are ready for Term 2! It's going to be busy but
This term we will be exploring what GENEROSITY really means and how people can show generosity with their time, words as well as by giving their possessions or gifts. We will investigate how generosity links to our wider curriculum in our theme 'When generosity erupts' when we will be researching volcanoes and earthquakes and linking them to generosity by finding out how the world shows generosity when volcanoes and earthquakes happen.
We will investigate how the characters in our new text 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' show generosity towards each other.
We're also really excited to be linking generosity to our outdoor learning lessons.
Please see below for our theme map for the term :
Newton curriculum overviews: please see below
Newton home learning
As part of our home learning we like to focus on core skills of reading, timestables and spellings.
Reading: all children should 5 times a week, this might be for short bursts or you may use an alternative book to their reading book in the classroom. We monitor the childrens reading records each week on a Friday and at the end of term the children receive a certificate for their reading of they have read for 5 times a week consistenly. This will be presented to them during achievement assembly.
Times table rockstars: All children will have their own timestable rockstars log in. If your child does not have one please contact your childs class teacher and they will pass it on for you. Year 4 children should have their logins stuck inside the cover of their reading record. You child will beable to focus on key timestables and once they have mastered that timestable they will beable to move onto the next level. Throughout the term will be holding battles with other classes and even other schools! It is a fun and exciting way to improve speed and accuracy of our timestables. All children should access TTRS 5 times each week for 5 minutes. We have allocated them tasks to complete in the 'Studio' section (2 for Year 3 and 3 for Year 4) plus 2 more sessions of their choice. We will be monitoring access and the children who are the 'Top Rockers' will receive prizes in assembly.
Spellings: The children will receive a list of spelling rules that they will practise each week, they will also practise these spelling rules in the classroom too. Every Thursday we will test the children on the rule. Please find below your child's spelling rules for the term: