3L - The Jungle VIPs

Well done everyone for a great first term at St Peter's. You have all worked really hard and settled well into school life. Some of the highlights from last term were:

  • Our forest school trip to Pond Wood
  • A mysterious egg appearing and then hatching in school
  • A dragon escaping in school
  • Creating our own dragon eyes in clay
  • RSPB bio watch
  • Magic potion week
  • Festive games at Willows
  • Visiting St Peter's Church as a sacred place
  • Pantomime trip

There is a lot to look forward to this term as our topic moves onto Stone Age to Iron Age.  We will look at how life in Britain has changed over time with lots exciting hands on activities. We will have a launch day where we will have a go at creating our own cave art and build models of Stonehenge.  I know the children are really excited about this topic and we maybe have some budding archaeologists in our midst.

In English we will be looking at the story of Adventure at Sandy Cove and thinking about how as authors we can build suspense to make our writing more exciting and how to use direct speech accurately.  In non-fiction, we will look at how to create effective information texts working on paragraphs and organisational features such as sub-headings.

We are having a big push on reading this term and would like to see lots of parent's signatures in the reading record books. We aim for children to be heard by an adult at least 3 times a week. There has also been a lot of research carried out to show that shared reading with an adult has a huge positive impact on children's education – this is a good excuse to snuggle down for a bedtime story with your child modelling reading with fluency and expression! (There are lots of really amazing children's books out there that are a good read for everyone)

Maths will continue with Abacus covering a range of topics including the 4 operations, fractions, time, measures and shape. Keep working on the times tables – some children are doing really well with TT Rockstars and are faster than me at answering the questions! Keep it up.

I hope your child enjoys this term. As always, if there are any issues please feel free to speak to us on the playground or book an appointment through the office.