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Term 4

Welcome Back! We hope that you have all had a great half term break and have been able to relax and enjoy the time with families and friends. We are now back for Term 4 where we have a busy term ahead!

Roaming in the Rainforest

 

 

 

 

 

This term, our topic is called 'Roaming in the Rainforest'. We will be exploring jungles and rainforests with an emphasis on Geography skills including using maps to locate countries and continents where rainforests are found. Further work will involve understanding different climates and also what may be found in typical rainforest habitats. We are looking forward to finding out about different rainforest animals and part of our work in English will involve writing riddles before  we also write peruasively to help people understand the importance of the rainforest and why they are such incredible places in the world. We are sure this will be a very exciting topic that the children are sure to love and of course we even have a special trip planned to see some of these amazing animals up close and personal too.

Homework Tasks and Expectations:

Please also read the latest newsletter for further details of home work tasks starting this term

Reading

Please continue to read with your children as much as possible. We recommend short daily reading opportunities and regularly rereading familiar books. We do expect children re-reading the same book three times per week to help to build fluency and develop sight reading skills. It is also important to remember to ask simple questions as you go as this will help children's comprehension. These could be about what has just happened, how a character is feeling, why they choose to do something or what might happen next. It is also important to discuss new vocabulary with children. 

Phonics

If your child finds phonics difficult, it is really important that they regularly recap the learnt phonemes from their phonic sessions in school (these will be shared on a regular basis). This helps children overlearn the phonemes and supports them in recognising the phoneme as graphemes which not only supports fluency in reading but is really important for writing too.

Useful Websites & Apps

 

Websites for additional learning opportunities:​​

Below is a list of useful websites that can support you and your family during this time:​

      username: student5731                        

      password: paulton​

Websites that offer interactive games:

Websites for Reading Support:

      Children have individual log ins and passwords

Useful Youtube Channels:

 

Apps:

These are useful apps that we have used in school which we encourage you to use as required at home. Some of these are free but will need you to make an account whilst others are paid apps.

  • Teach your monster to read

  • Hairy Letters

  • Scratch Junior

  • Tux Paint

  • Beebot

If you discover something really useful that you think others might enjoy, please share with us so that we can share the links and information with our school community. Thank you for your continued support.

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