Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely time over the Easter holidays! We are looking forward to the new term and working together so that we have a great finish to a very exciting and productive year. We would like to thank you for your continued support and ask that you continue to ensure that your child is reading at home every
night!

These are the main learning objectives this half term that we will be focusing on:
Literacy:

  • To know the features of a fantasy story.
  • To plan the main events in a story.
  • To write a story with a beginning, middle and an end.
  • To write questions to a story character.

Numeracy:

  • To subtract a 1- digit number from a 2-digit number by counting back
  • To count a number of objects by grouping in 5s or 10s
  • Begin to partition 2-digit numbers into T and U
  • Know by heart addition and subtraction facts for pairs of numbers that total up to 9

RE: (Good News) – Pupils will have opportunities to:

  • retell the experiences of joy and happiness that good news brings
  • understand how I and others have felt when I have heard good news
  • recognise the story of the ‘promise of the Holy Spirit’
  • retell the main points of the story of the Pentecost

Our Connected Curriculum Topic is ‘Water World’. This focuses on Science and History
and the objectives include:

  • To understand that living things need water
  • To know what a plant needs in order to grow
  • To know parts of a life cycle
  • To predict and compare the capacity of different containers
  • To record the results of an investigation

Our Core Learning Skills unit is ‘Speaking and Listening’.

General Reminders…

  • PE remains on a Wednesday for both classes. Please ensure your child has the correct PE
  • gear and if possible clearly labelled.
  • Please ensure that you continue to listen to your child read their reading book (there are some helpful hints and activities inside the back cover to allow the children to get the most out of the book), and if possible spend some time reading to them, as all research shows that this is invaluable to their progress.
  • Please ensure your child arrives on time for the start of the school day. Again, well done
  • to all those who consistently arrive at school on time every day.
  • **Could you please gather some long cardboard tubes and start to bring them in. We are collecting them for a future lesson where the children have the opportunity to make their own rain maker**

Thanks for your continued support, Ms Mc Bride and Mrs Kelleher