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Welcome back Class 2. Our new topic is Misty Mountain, Winding River

 

This topic teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them. We will also explore the water cycle in science, and create our own mini versions to help explain how the cycle works. 

Misty Mountain Winding River resources

 

Reading skills will be further developed, including fluency, literal retrieval skills and inferential skills. Encouraging your child to read at home, and to enjoy sharing stories will help to develop a lifelong love of reading - whether it is a school book, magazine, graphic novel, online news or anything else that is age appropriate! Enjoy!

In writing, we will focus on developing sentence structure using Rainbow Grammar, and enhancing vocabulary including through dictionary skills. We will continue learning Year 3 and Year 4 Read Write Inc. spellings this half term. Children will have 10 spellings to learn linked to the weekly spelling theme.

In maths, formal calculation will be the focus, ensuring children work towards fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Mental fluency is the key to independence and confidence in maths, so children will practice counting forwards and backwards, revisit number bonds, mentally add and subtract, and accurately and quickly recall times tables. Times Tables Rock Stars homework will be set to support the learning of times tables and there are a number of other websites and apps that are free that can be used at home to support learning such as Hit the Button, Topmarks and URBrainy website.

 

It's going to be a fabulous half term!

Many thanks, Mrs Wass

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