Farmborough Church Primary School

Farmborough Church
Primary School

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Term 5 and 6 Incredible Bodies

 

Welcome to Foxes' Class

2023-24

Class Teachers: Mrs Jefferies and Ms McGuinness     

Class Teaching Assistant: Miss Cahalan

SEN Teaching Assistant: Mrs Johnson

 

Mrs Jefferies teaches on Monday and Tuesday

Ms McGuinness on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 

For terms 5 and 6 of this year we will be having a

Science focus. 

We will be learning all about our incredible bodies.

 

 

Click here to see our Topic Web to see what we will be learning over the next two terms and the questions we would like to find the answers to.

 

 Bitesize has some useful videos and texts to look at and read.

 

Our class reader and book for some of our

Guided Reading is the amazing

‘The Iron Man’

 

 

Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction caused by the Iron Man. A trap is set for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world. 

 

 

 

In term 5 we will be having our Forest School sessions on Wednesday afternoon.  Please dress appropriately for these sessions - waterproof, warm, old clothes.

 

Some useful information about this year:

P.E. Your child will be having P.E lessons on Tuesdays. Please can your child come wearing their named P.E. kit on these days.  

 

Homework will be given out each week, alternating between Tuesdays (Mrs Jefferies) or Wednesdays (Ms McGuinness) and handed in a week later. Homework will be either Topic, Maths or Literacy.  It could be paper based or using Purple Mash, which will be set as a 'To Do' on your child's Purple Mash account.

Click below for the homework timetables for each term as a reminder of when and who is giving out the homework each week:

Term 1; Term 2; Term 3; Term 4; Term 5 and Term 6.

 

* Mrs Endean replaced by Mrs Jefferies

 

Spelling words will be given out on Mondays and tested on Fridays. Please can you ensure your child writes them out a further two times in their home-school book.  Here is an overview of the year's spelling using the Purple Mash scheme of work.  

Times Tables will be practised throughout the week and tested on Fridays.  We will go through these tables, in this order:

x2  x5  x10  x3  x6  x4  x8  x7  x9  x11  x12

If your child doesn't achieve full marks 13/13, then they will have the opportunity the following week to have another go.  We would rather them be secure in a table, before proceeding to the next one.

Doodle Maths: Your child has a subscription to Doodle Maths and we recommend that they spend 10 minutes a day using Doodle Maths to develop their numeracy skills. 

Home School Books: Your child will be given a home-school book at the start of Term 1, Term 3 and Term 5.  They will be expected to bring these books into school everyday.  On Monday they will copy their spelling words to learn for that week into the first column. At home they need to copy these words out two more times in the 2nd and 3rd column. Please can your child record what they have read during the week and if an adult can sign it so that they can earn points, which will go towards reading certificates and a chance to choose a new book when they have read 100 times at home. There is also a section for them to practise their multiplication tables.

Maths Frame is a fantastic free resource to help learn and practise your multiplication tables.

 

Hero of the Week

Your children have been asked to think about a hero: dead, alive, known personally, do not know personally, who they admire and respect. We would like them to talk to the class about this person for a couple of minutes - they can use a Powerpoint, photographs, objects to assist them with this.  Confidence in speaking out loud to an audience is something we like to develop in our children.

Here is the rota (initials only) for the year.

***SPECIAL REMINDERS***

Please can you ensure that all clothes and equipment are named or labelled.  

 

Additional activities: 

  • Books for Topics have amazing links to free readings of lots of really popular books. 
  • The Book Trust have some amazing activities available, including authors reading their books allowed and illustrators teaching you how to draw.
  • NRICH has lots of interesting Maths activities and challenges, as does I see Maths