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Welcome back Class 2. Our new topic is Blue Abyss

Grab your wetsuit. We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. Head to your local aquarium or go on a virtual tour and learn about life in the ocean. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal? What do real divers get up to below the surface? Create a fishy story about exploring an amazing underwater world. Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a model deep sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. Make sure you test it first. What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bioluminescent sea creatures. Look closely and create a colourful, 3-D art exhibition when you rise to the surface. Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the Blue Abyss.

 

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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