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Class teacher (Monday to Wednesday): Mrs Cox

Class teacher (Thursday and Friday): Mrs Ross

Teaching Assistant (all week!): Mrs Clark

 

This half term we are moving on to our History topic of 'Medicine Through the Ages'. We will be looking at developments in medicines and treating people from pre-historic times up to the modern day NHS.

Our class 'book' this half term is Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. We will be delving into this story using drama to understand the characters and relationships between them, and using this drama to support our writing.

We are moving on to fractions in Maths and adaptation in Science.

Please see our curriculum plans below for full details of our learning for this term and the rest of the year.

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Tuesday 5th November - Children return to school

Friday 15th November - Children in Need - pyjama day

Friday 29th November - Christmas Fair and mufti day

Friday 6th December - Chobham Extravaganza

Monday 9th December - morning performance of Christmas play

Tuesday 10th December - afternoon and evening performance of Christmas play

Wednesday 11th December - evening performance of Christmas play

Friday 13th December - St Lawrence has got Talent! (during school day, children only)

Tuesday 17th December - Image Musical Theatre performance 'Scrooge'

Wednesday 18th December End of Term - 1.30pm

SPRING TERM STARTS - Monday 6th January

Wednesday 8th January - Parents' Eve

 

Please can we remind you to label your child's clothing and equipment so that we know who to give found items to!

If you have any questions or concerns, please come and talk to us. You can make an appointment through the school office, or you could jot a note in your child's homework diary. Please don't come into the classroom before school as this is a very busy time. Thank you.

WORK OF THE WEEK!

Very well done to Oscar E for amazing work in English this week. You have shown fantastic understanding of your learning about short stories and descriptive writing. You created a detailed setting using adventurous vocabulary and a range of sentence structures. You also created a character which you described beautifully. Well done Oscar!

 

 House Captains

Well done to the following students for being voted in as House Captains for the Autumn Term: Matthew and Summer (Yellow); Skye and Cam (Red); Stan and Daisy (Green); and Alix and Sophie (Blue).

          

School Council

Well done to Stan, Abbey, Ollie and Cameron for being chosen as our class school Council representatives.

We had a fun start to our topic by creating mini rainforests in bottles. We learnt about the different strata in the rainforest and recreated the 4 different layers using a variety of vegetables, herbs and fauna! If you look carefully at Alix's one below you can see the layers clearly,

What an amazing session we had with the exotic animals! Check out the slideshow to see some pictures of us interacting with the creatures...

 Please take a look at the document below for a list of recommended books to read with your child. Sharing books with them is something you can do regularly to support them in their learning. Listen to your child read; read to them. Ask them questions about what they are reading: Do they understand all of the language? Are they following the plot developments? Can they make predictions about the progression of the story? Have they understood what's being inferred by the author?

These books are recommendations only, not compulsory! There are many other wonderful novels and anthologies available to the children. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 This year we will be studying the following curriculum:

Autumn: we start our adventure with our topic 'The Americas' where we will be exploring the wonders of these 2 continents. Our class novel will be The Explorer.

Spring: our topic is The Circulatory and Healthy Lifestyles. We will study these areas of the human body through both our Science and English curriculums, using Malorie Blackman's fantastic novel Pig Heart Boy'. We will debate the ethics of organ donation and carry out our on pig heart dissection!

 

Summer: our topic is The Battle of Britain and World War 2. 

We will also study Electricity, making our own models with working circuits, and Classification. 

 

 Weekly Diary:

Monday:

Spelling Homework given

Spelling Test

SPAG homework

Mathletics/TT Rockstars homework set

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Outdoor Games

Thursday:

 Autumn 1 - Swimming

Friday:

Indoor PE

Weekend reading

Additional, optional homework:

If your children are particularly enjoying their learning at school and would like to extend their understanding, see below for a selection of optional activities they make choose to do:

If you were unable to attend the 'Meet the Teachers' afternoon, the information is shared here with you on the following slideshow. Please take time to read it as there is important information about the secondary school application process.