Welcome back to the lovely Fox cubs and their grown ups! After a crazy year it will be wonderful to return to a little normality and I’m so excited to see the children again. I’ve included all the information you’ll need for the coming term underneath, but please don’t hestitate to contact me via Class Dojo or the office if you have any questions or need any reassurance.
Covid 19 Logisitics
Pick up and Drop off
Foxes drop-off time: 8.50am
Foxes pick up time: 3.05pm
Friday pick up time – 1.00pm
Equipment to bring to school
All children will need:
A pencil case
Bags must not be brought into school (if your child requires spare clothes please speak to your child’s teacher).
PE will be taught on WEDNESDAY afternoons.
PE will only be taught outside and children will be required to wear their PE kit to school on the days when it is taught. There will be no changing of clothes for the lesson. As the weather gets colder children will need jogging bottoms and a school sweatshirt.
Foxes will be taking part in Forest School in term 1, on Monday afternoons. Information will be updated on here as soon as I know the details. Letters will also be sent out containing the necessary information.
This term in English we will begin by looking at acrostic poems and we will write our own poems about our 'Class animal'. We will assess what the children have remembered from Year 2 and plan and support the children accordingly. For the rest of the term, our English learning will be based on our 'Stone Age' topic. We will be transported back in time and write setting descriptions about what we can see. We will also write diary entries and instructions to help an adolescent boy conduct typical 'Stone Age' tasks.
This term in Maths we will be looking at Place Value – hundreds, ten and ones/units. We will recap their Place Value knowledge from Year 2 and plan according to their strengths and areas for development. For the Maths objectives we will be studying, please look at the document at the bottom of the page. This contains the objectives for the entire academic year.
In Computing, we will be using the Purple Mash website and resources to practise Coding. You can access this website from home too!
We will be doing lots of PSHE this term. The children will be encouraged to share and reflect on their experiences of lockdown, as well as playing lots of games to reconnect with friends and classmates. We will also be looking at Me in My World. A unit that discusses how each person is different and the value of that individuality. It also looks at the people and communities around us.
In RE we will look at the festival of Diwali from the religion Hinduism, and ask the question; Would celebrating Diwali at home and in the community, bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?
How did early mankind develop the skills to survive?
This term, our topic is History based. We will be studying people from the Stone Age. We will look at the different roles of historians, archaeologists and anthropologists in studying History and think about their importance. We will discover the Lascaux cave paintings together and help a Stone Age adolescent support their tribe by solving problems with them. We will help them with their tools, hunting and gathering and housing; following them from the Paleolithic period, through the Mesolithic period, to the Neolithic Period, when farming and agriculture became more common. We will also (pandemic-dependent) be putting our knowledge and creations into a museum exhibit for you to come and see.